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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793063/progressive-right-ventricular-enlargement-due-to-pulmonary-regurgitation-clinical-characteristics-of-a-low-risk-group
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Majd A El-Harasis, Heidi M Connolly, William R Miranda, Muhammad Y Qureshi, Nandini Sharma, Mohamad Al-Otaibi, Christopher V DeSimone, Alexander Egbe
BACKGROUND: The optimal interval between serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) scans for monitoring right ventricular (RV) enlargement in the setting of severe pulmonic valve regurgitation (PR) is unknown. The purposes of this study were to (1) determine the annual change in RV volume on serial CMRI scans and (2) identify the risk factors for rapid progression of RV enlargement. METHODS: A retrospective study of adults with postintervention native valve PR and ≥2 CMRI scans at Mayo Clinic Rochester from 2000 to 2015 was conducted...
April 26, 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778671/international-study-of-comparative-health-effectiveness-with-medical-and-invasive-approaches-ischemia-trial-rationale-and-design
#2
David J Maron, Judith S Hochman, Sean M O'Brien, Harmony R Reynolds, William E Boden, Gregg W Stone, Sripal Bangalore, John A Spertus, Daniel B Mark, Karen P Alexander, Leslee Shaw, Jeffrey S Berger, T Bruce Ferguson, David O Williams, Robert A Harrington, Yves Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Prior trials comparing a strategy of optimal medical therapy with or without revascularization have not shown that revascularization reduces cardiovascular events in patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). However, those trials only included participants in whom coronary anatomy was known prior to randomization and did not include sufficient numbers of participants with significant ischemia. It remains unknown whether a routine invasive approach offers incremental value over a conservative approach with catheterization reserved for failure of medical therapy in patients with moderate or severe ischemia...
April 21, 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754812/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-cardiac-contractility-modulation
#3
William T Abraham, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Rochelle L Goldsmith, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Vivek Y Reddy, Peter E Carson, Douglas L Mann, Benjamin Saville, Helen Parise, Rodrigo Chan, Phi Wiegn, Jeffrey L Hastings, Andrew J Kaplan, Frank Edelmann, Lars Luthje, Rami Kahwash, Gery F Tomassoni, David D Gutterman, Angela Stagg, Daniel Burkhoff, Gerd Hasenfuß
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to confirm a subgroup analysis of the prior FIX-HF-5 (Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of the OPTIMIZER System in Subjects With Moderate-to-Severe Heart Failure) study showing that cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) improved exercise tolerance (ET) and quality of life in patients with ejection fractions between 25% and 45%. BACKGROUND: CCM therapy for New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III and IV heart failure (HF) patients consists of nonexcitatory electrical signals delivered to the heart during the absolute refractory period...
May 5, 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748101/results-from-the-study-to-assess-outcomes-after-endovascular-repair-for-multiple-thoracic-aortic-diseases-summit
#4
Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Sebastian Debus, Min Chen, Qing Zhou, Mary-Margaret Seale, Tilo Kölbel
OBJECTIVE: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is currently the treatment of choice for most diseases of the descending thoracic aorta. Using data from the Study to Assess Outcomes After Endovascular Repair for Multiple Thoracic Aortic Diseases (SUMMIT) study we investigated the outcomes of TEVAR for different aortic diseases and risk factors associated with the outcomes. METHODS: The SUMMIT study included aggregated data of 521 TEVAR patients from five Cook-sponsored multicenter trials evaluating thoracic endografts of the Zenith platform (William Cook Europe, ApS, Bjaeverskov, Denmark)...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735525/orthostatic-hypotension-and-risk-of-clinical-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-in-middle-aged-adults
#5
Stephen P Juraschek, Natalie Daya, Lawrence J Appel, Edgar R Miller, John William McEvoy, Kunihiro Matsushita, Christie M Ballantyne, Elizabeth Selvin
BACKGROUND: Although orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a well-recognized manifestation of neuropathy and hypovolemia, its contribution to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants with OH, defined as a decrease in blood pressure (systolic ≥20 mm Hg or diastolic ≥10 mm Hg) from the supine to standing position, were identified during the first visit of the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) Study (1987-1989) within 2 minutes of standing...
May 7, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733694/contribution-of-central-and-peripheral-adaptations-to-changes-in-vo-sub-2-sub-max-following-four-weeks-of-sprint-interval-training
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James P Raleigh, Matthew D Giles, Hashim Islam, Matthew William Nelms, Robert F Bentley, Joshua H Jones, J Alberto Neder, Kristen Boonstra, Joe Quadrilatero, Craig A Simpson, Michael E Tschakovsky, Brendon J Gurd
The current study examined the contribution of central and peripheral adaptations to changes in maximal oxygen uptake (VO<sub>2</sub>max) following sprint interval training (SIT). Twenty-three males completed four weekly SIT sessions (8 x 20 second cycling bouts at ~170% of work rate at VO<sub>2</sub>max, 10 second recovery) for four weeks. Following completion of training, the relationship between changes in VO<sub>2</sub>max and changes in central (cardiac output) and peripheral (a-vO<sub>2</sub>diff, muscle capillary density, oxidative capacity, fibre-type distribution) adaptations was determined in all participants using correlation analysis...
May 7, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627741/effects-of-renal-sympathetic-denervation-on-myocardial-structure-function-and-perfusion-a-serial-cmr-study
#7
Sinny Delacroix, Ramesh G Chokka, Adam J Nelson, Dennis T Wong, Stephen Pederson, Joanne Nimmo, Adil Rajwani, Kerry Williams, Karen S Teo, Stephen G Worthley
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Echocardiographic studies have shown improvements in cardiac indices associated with renal sympathetic denervation (RDN), however, the benefits on myocardial perfusion have never been assessed. This trial was designed to study the effects of RDN on myocardial perfusion using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. METHODS: A total of 14 patients with resistant hypertension were recruited for RDN and myocardial perfusion, alongside other CMR indices, was assessed at baseline and at 6 months...
March 10, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523922/a-novel-mechanism-for-improved-exercise-performance-in-pediatric-fontan-patients-after-cardiac-rehabilitation
#8
Samuel Wittekind, Wayne Mays, Yvette Gerdes, Sandra Knecht, John Hambrook, William Border, John Lynn Jefferies
Patients with a Fontan circulation have impaired exercise capacity. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) has shown promise in enhancing peak exercise parameters in this population, but an improvement in submaximal exercise has not been consistently demonstrated. We assessed the hypothesis that participation in CR will be associated with more efficient oxygen extraction and ventilation during submaximal exercise. In this prospective study, pediatric Fontans completed two 60 min CR sessions per week for 12 weeks. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and stress echocardiography were performed at baseline and last CR session, and then compared with a paired sample t test...
June 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463526/elevated-plasma-moxifloxacin-concentrations-and-slco1b1-g-11187g-a-polymorphism-in-adults-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#9
Marc Weiner, Jon Gelfond, Teresa L Johnson-Pais, Melissa Engle, Charles A Peloquin, John L Johnson, Erin E Sizemore, William R Mac Kenzie
Moxifloxacin exhibits concentration-dependent prolongation of human QTc intervals and bactericidal activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis However, moxifloxacin plasma concentrations are variable between patients. We evaluated whether human gene polymorphisms affect moxifloxacin plasma concentrations in tuberculosis patients from two geographic regions. We enrolled a convenience sample of 49 adults with drug-sensitive pulmonary tuberculosis from Africa and the United States enrolled in two treatment trials of moxifloxacin as part of multidrug therapy...
May 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421006/mechanism-for-temporal-changes-in-exercise-capacity-after-fontan-palliation-role-of-doppler-echocardiography
#10
Alexander Egbe, Arooj R Khan, William R Miranda, Naser M Ammash, Carole A Warnes, Sameh S Said, Nathaniel W Taggart, Emmanuel Akintoye, Gruschen R Veldtman, Heidi M Connolly
BACKGROUND: The objective was to better understand Doppler hemodynamics and exercise capacity in patients with Fontan palliation by delineating the hemodynamic mechanism for temporal changes in their peak oxygen consumption (V̇o2 ). METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of adult Fontan patients with systemic left ventricle (LV) who underwent serial transthoracic echocardiograms (TTE) and cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) at Mayo Clinic in 2000-2015. TTE and CPET data were used (1) to determine agreement between V̇o2 and Doppler-derived LV function indices (eg, stroke volume index [SVI] and cardiac index [CI]) and (2) to determine agreement between temporal changes in peak V̇o2 and LV function indices...
February 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405564/transcatheter-pledget-assisted-suture-tricuspid-annuloplasty-pasta-to-create-a-double-orifice-valve
#11
Jaffar M Khan, Toby Rogers, William H Schenke, Adam B Greenbaum, Vasilis C Babaliaros, Gaetano Paone, Rajiv Ramasawmy, Marcus Y Chen, Daniel A Herzka, Robert J Lederman
OBJECTIVES: Pledget-assisted suture tricuspid valve annuloplasty (PASTA) is a novel technique using marketed equipment to deliver percutaneous trans-annular sutures to create a double-orifice tricuspid valve. BACKGROUND: Tricuspid regurgitation is a malignant disease with high surgical mortality and no commercially available transcatheter solution in the US. METHODS: Two iterations of PASTA were tested using trans-apical or trans-jugular access in swine...
February 6, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279000/oxygen-uptake-on-kinetics-during-six-minute-walk-test-predicts-short-term-outcomes-after-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
#12
Isadora Salvador Rocco, Marcela Viceconte, Hayanne Osiro Pauletti, Bruna Caroline Matos-Garcia, Natasha Oliveira Marcondi, Caroline Bublitz, Douglas William Bolzan, Rita Simone Lopes Moreira, Michel Silva Reis, Nelson Américo Hossne, Walter José Gomes, Ross Arena, Solange Guizilini
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the ability of oxygen uptake kinetics to predict short-term outcomes after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS: Fifty-two patients aged 60.9 ± 7.8 years waiting for off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery were evaluated. The 6-min walk test distance was performed pre-operatively, while simultaneously using a portable cardiopulmonary testing device. The transition of oxygen uptake kinetics from rest to exercise was recorded to calculate oxygen uptake kinetics fitting a monoexponential regression model...
December 26, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224651/role-of-doppler-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-assessment-in-fontan-patients
#13
Alexander Egbe, Arooj R Khan, Sana F Khan, Nandan S Anavekar, Sameh M Said, Philip M Young, Emmanuel Akintoye, William R Miranda, Mohamad N Al-Otaibi, Gruschen R Veldtman, Heidi M Connolly
BACKGROUND: To determine (1) correlation between Doppler stroke volume index (SVI) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) SVI and (2) association between Doppler SVI and Fontan-associated diseases (FAD) and Fontan failure. METHODS: Review of Fontan patients who underwent same-day CMRI and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), 2005 to 2015. We defined FAD as cardiac thrombus, protein-losing enteropathy, arrhythmia, and hospitalization for heart failure. Fontan failure was defined as Fontan conversion or revision, heart transplantation or listing, or death...
January 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217234/outcomes-following-three-factor-inactive-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-versus-recombinant-activated-factor-vii-administration-during-cardiac-surgery
#14
Patrick C Harper, Mark M Smith, Nathan J Brinkman, Melissa A Passe, Darrell R Schroeder, Sameh M Said, Gregory A Nuttall, William C Oliver, David W Barbara
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes following inactive prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) or recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) administration during cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective propensity-matched analysis. SETTING: Academic tertiary-care center. PARTICIPANTS: Patients undergoing cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass who received either rFVIIa or the inactive 3-factor PCC. INTERVENTIONS: Outcomes following intraoperative administration of rFVIIa (263) or factor IX complex (72) as rescue therapy to treat bleeding...
February 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210786/selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-and-serotonin-norepinephrine-reuptake-inhibitors-are-not-associated-with-bleeding-or-transfusion-in-cardiac-surgical-patients
#15
Mark M Smith, Bradford B Smith, Brian D Lahr, Gregory A Nuttall, William J Mauermann, Timothy J Weister, Joseph A Dearani, David W Barbara
BACKGROUND: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) use is known to alter platelet activation and aggregation leading to impairment in hemostasis. Previous studies are ambiguous with regard to bleeding, transfusion, and perioperative complications in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of perioperative bleeding, transfusion, morbidity, and mortality in cardiac surgical patients taking SSRI/SNRIs compared with propensity-matched controls...
June 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141527/decreases-in-mixed-venous-blood-o-2-saturation-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-following-extubation
#16
Jeffrey Williams, Anna McLean, Jalil Ahari, Arun Jose, Georges Al-Helou, Italo Ibi, Farzad Najam Md, Guillermo Gutierrez
BACKGROUND: Decreases in mixed venous O2 saturation (Sv O2 ) have been reported to occur in postcardiac surgery patients during weaning from mechanical ventilation. Our aim was to establish whether the physiological mechanism responsible for this phenomenon was a decrease in systemic O2 delivery (DO2 ) or an increase in global O2 consumption ([Formula: see text]O2 ). METHODS: We studied 21 mechanically ventilated, postoperative cardiac patients for 30 minutes before and 60 minutes after extubation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116574/successful-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-significantly-improves-coronary-sinus-blood-flow-as-assessed-by-transthoracic-echocardiography
#17
Radmila Lyubarova, William E Boden, Steven A Fein, Joshua Schulman-Marcus, Mikhail Torosoff
BACKGROUND: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has been used to assess coronary sinus blood flow (CSBF), which reflects total coronary arterial blood flow. Successful angioplasty is expected to improve coronary arterial blood flow. Changes in CSBF after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), as assessed by TTE, have not been systematically evaluated. HYPOTHESIS: TTE can be utilized to reflect increased CSBF after a successful, clinically indicated PCI. METHODS: The study cohort included 31 patients (18 females, 62 ± 11 years old) referred for diagnostic cardiac catheterization for suspected coronary artery disease and possible PCI, when clinically indicated...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113716/plethysmography-variability-index-for-prediction-of-fluid-responsiveness-during-graded-haemorrhage-and-transfusion-in-sevoflurane-anaesthetized-mechanically-ventilated-dogs
#18
Yusuke Endo, Koudai Kawase, Taku Miyasho, Tadashi Sano, Kazuto Yamashita, William W Muir
OBJECTIVE: To examine the accuracy of plethysmography variability index (PVI) as a noninvasive indicator of fluid responsiveness in hypovolaemic dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective experimental study. ANIMALS: Six adult healthy sevoflurane-anaesthetized Beagle dogs. METHODS: Dogs were anaesthetized with 1.3-fold their individual minimum alveolar concentration of sevoflurane. The lungs were mechanically ventilated after neuromuscular blockade with vecuronium bromide...
November 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051894/a-diagnostic-surprise-primary-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-of-the-lung
#19
Ankur Sinha, Ravikaran Patti, Prabhsimranjot Singh, William Solomon, Yizhak Kupfer
An 81-year-old male presented to the emergency room with a 3-month history of progressive shortness of breath, productive cough with white sputum, and generalized weakness with 10-pound weight loss in 2 months. On presentation, the patient was afebrile, with blood pressure of 93/55 mm Hg and oxy-hemoglobin saturation of 92% on 2 liters of oxygen via nasal cannula. Complete blood count with differential was significant for white count of 12 400/mL. Brain natriuretic peptide level was 454 ng/mL. Postero-anterior chest radiograph showed multiple round opacities in the lung fields...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964411/restrictive-mitral-valve-annuloplasty-prognostic-implications-of-left-ventricular-forward-flow
#20
Vasileios Kamperidis, Suzanne E van Wijngaarden, Philippe J van Rosendael, William Kf Kong, Melissa Leung, Georgios Sianos, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
BACKGROUND: Surgical mitral valve repair for severe secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) remains controversial. The association of MR reduction and changes in left ventricular (LV) hemodynamics with survival has not been investigated. We investigated the independent associates of outcomes in heart failure patients with severe secondary MR who underwent surgical mitral valve repair. METHODS: Patients (n = 130, 62 ± 12 years old, 55% men) with chronic severe secondary MR and impaired LV ejection fraction (<0...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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