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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069008/accuracy-of-echocardiographic-area-length-method-in-chronic-myocardial-infarction-comparison-with-cardiac-ct-in-pigs
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Haitham Ballo, Miikka Tarkia, Matti Haavisto, Christoffer Stark, Marjatta Strandberg, Tommi Vähäsilta, Virva Saunavaara, Tuula Tolvanen, Mika Teräs, Ville-Veikko Hynninen, Timo Savunen, Anne Roivainen, Juhani Knuuti, Antti Saraste
BACKGROUND: We evaluated echocardiographic area-length methods to measure left ventricle (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) in parasternal short axis views in comparison with cardiac computed tomography (CT) in pigs with chronic myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: Male farm pigs with surgical occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery (n = 9) or sham operation (n = 5) had transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac-CT 3 months after surgery...
January 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067149/navigation-assisted-trans-inferotemporal-cortex-selective-amygdalohippocampectomy-for-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-preserving-the-temporal-stem
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Haruhiko Kishima, Amami Kato, Satoru Oshino, Naoki Tani, Tomoyuki Maruo, Hui Ming Khoo, Takufumi Yanagisawa, Kotaro Edakawa, Maki Kobayashi, Masataka Tanaka, Koichi Hosomi, Masayuki Hirata, Toshiki Yoshimine
OBJECTIVE: Selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH) can be used to obtain satisfactory seizure control in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). Several SAH procedures have been reported to achieve satisfactory outcomes for seizure control, but none yield fully satisfactory outcomes for memory function. We hypothesized that preserving the temporal stem might play an important role. To preserve the temporal stem, we developed a minimally invasive surgical procedure, 'neuronavigation-assisted trans-inferotemporal cortex SAH' (TITC-SAH)...
January 9, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060356/histological-quantification-of-chronic-myocardial-infarct-in-rats
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Jérémy Valentin, Aurélien Frobert, Guillaume Ajalbert, Stéphane Cook, Marie-Noëlle Giraud
Myocardial infarction is defined as cardiomyocyte death due to prolonged ischemia; an inflammatory response and scar formation (fibrosis) follow the ischemic injury. Following the initial acute phase, chronic remodeling of the left ventricle (LV) modifies the structure and function of the heart. Permanent coronary ligation in small animals has been widely used as a reference model for a chronic model of MI. Thinning of the infarcted wall progressively develops to transmural fibrosis. Histological assessment of infarct size is commonly performed; nevertheless, a standardization of the methods for quantification is missing...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052915/intracoronary-cardiac-progenitor-cells-in-single-ventricle-physiology-the-perseus-randomized-phase-2-trial
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Shuta Ishigami, Shinichi Ohtsuki, Takahiro Eitoku, Daiki Ousaka, Maiko Kondo, Yoshihiko Kurita, Kenta Hirai, Yosuke Fukushima, Kenji Baba, Takuya Goto, Naohiro Horio, Junko Kobayashi, Yosuke Kuroko, Yasuhiro Kotani, Sadahiko Arai, Tatsuo Iwasaki, Shuhei Sato, Shingo Kasahara, Shunji Sano, Hidemasa Oh
RATIONALE: Patients with single ventricle physiology are at high risk of mortality resulting from ventricular dysfunction. The preliminary results of the phase 1 trial showed cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) may be effective against congenital heart failure. OBJECTIVE: To determine if intracoronary delivery of autologous CDCs improves cardiac function in patients with single ventricle physiology. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a phase 2 randomized controlled study to assign 41 patients in a 1:1 ratio who had single ventricle physiology undergoing staged-2 or -3 palliation to receive intracoronary infusion of CDCs 4 to 9 weeks after surgery or staged reconstruction alone (study A)...
January 4, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050719/sudden-benzodiazepine-induced-resolution-of-post-operative-pediatric-cerebellar-mutism-syndrome-a-clinical-spect-study
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Francesco Nicita, Milena Paiano, Mauro Liberatore, Alberto Spalice, Paola Papoff, Mariacristina Ullo, Manolo Piccirilli, Anna Clerico, Amalia Schiavetti
Post-operative pediatric cerebellar mutism syndrome (PPCMS) is a clinical syndrome arising from cerebellar injury and characterized by absence of speech and other possible symptoms and signs. Rare reports described some benefit after administration of dopamine agonist therapy, but no treatment has proven efficacy. In this paper, we report on the dramatic, sudden resolution of PPCMS induced by midazolam administration in a boy who underwent posterior fossa surgery for choroid plexus papilloma of the fourth ventricle...
January 3, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046380/we-fg-202-06-the-use-of-hybrid-pet-mri-for-identifying-the-presence-of-cardiac-inflammation-following-external-beam-irradiation
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O El-Sherif, I Xhaferllari, J Sykes, J Butler, J Battista, G Wisenberg, F Prato, S Gaede
PURPOSE: To monitor the evolution of radiation-induced cardiac inflammation in a canine model using hybrid positron emission tomography (PET/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Research ethics approval was obtained for a longitudinal imaging study of 5 canines after cardiac irradiation. Animals were imaged at baseline, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months post cardiac irradiation using a hybrid PET-MRI system (Biograph mMR, Siemens Healthcare). The imaging protocol was designed to assess changes in cardiac inflammation using (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18) F-FDG) PET tracer...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045422/case-images-a-misdiagnosed-acute-myocardial-infarction-case-in-a-single-ventricle-patient
#7
Abdullah Nabi Aslan, Hakan Süygün, Engin Bozkurt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043677/pressure-volume-loop-derived-cardiac-indices-during-dobutamine-stress-a-step-towards-understanding-limitations-in-cardiac-output-in-children-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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James Wong, Kuberan Pushparajah, Adelaide de Vecchi, Bram Ruijsink, Gerald F Greil, Tarique Hussain, Reza Razavi
BACKGROUND: Children with a single systemic right ventricle, such as in hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), frequently experience reduced exercise capacity. Elucidating the causes could help with optimising treatment strategies. METHODS: Prospective data from 10 consecutive symptomatic patients with HLHS undergoing clinical cardiac magnetic resonance with catheterisation (XMR) were analysed. Mean age 8.6years (range 3.5-11.6years), mean time since Fontan completion 5...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043455/validation-of-a-simple-score-to-determine-risk-of-hospital-mortality-after-the-norwood-procedure
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Shahryar M Chowdhury, Eric M Graham, Andrew M Atz, Scott M Bradley, Minoo N Kavarana, Ryan J Butts
The ability to quantify patient-specific hospital mortality risk before the Norwood procedure remains elusive. This study aimed to develop an accurate and clinically feasible score to assess the risk of hospital mortality in neonates undergoing the Norwood procedure. All patients (n = 549) in the publically available Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial database were included in the analysis. Patients were randomly divided into a derivation (75%) and validation (25%) cohort. Preoperative factors found to be associated with mortality upon univariable analysis (P < 0...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038771/superior-performance-of-continuous-over-pulsatile-flow-ventricular-assist-devices-in-the-single-ventricle-circulation-a-computational-study
#10
Tyler Schmidt, David Rosenthal, Olaf Reinhartz, Kirk Riemer, Fei He, Tain-Yen Hsia, Alison Marsden, Ethan Kung
This study compares the physiological responses of systemic-to-pulmonary shunted single ventricle patients to pulsatile and continuous flow ventricular assist devices (VADs). Performance differences between pulsatile and continuous flow VADs have been clinically observed, but the underlying mechanism remains poorly understood. Six systemic-to-pulmonary shunted single ventricle patients (mean BSA=0.30m(2)) were computationally simulated using a lumped-parameter network tuned to match patient specific clinical data...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031423/neurologic-injury-and-cerebral-blood-flow-in-single-ventricles-throughout-staged-surgical-reconstruction
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Mark A Fogel, Christine J Li, Okan U Elci, Tom Pawlowski, Peter J Schwab, Felice B Wilson, Susan C Nicolson, Lisa M Montenegro, Laura Diaz, Thomas L Spray, J William Gaynor, Stephanie Fuller, Christopher E Mascio, Marc S Keller, Matthew A Harris, Kevin K Whitehead, James Bethel, Arastoo Vossough, Daniel J Licht
BACKGROUND: -Single ventricle patients experience a high rate of brain injury and adverse neurodevelopmental outcome, however, the incidence of brain abnormalities throughout surgical reconstruction and its relationship with cerebral blood flow, oxygen delivery and carbon dioxide reactivity remains unknown. METHODS: -Single ventricle patients were studied with MRI scans immediately prior to bidirectional Glenn (pre-BDG), prior to Fontan and then 3-9 months after Fontan reconstruction...
December 28, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029339/long-term-outcomes-of-single-ventricle-palliation-for-unbalanced-atrioventricular-septal-defects-fontan-survivors-do-better-than-previously-thought
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Edward Buratto, Xin Tao Ye, Gregory King, William Y Shi, Robert G Weintraub, Yves d'Udekem, Christian P Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov
BACKGROUND: Single-ventricle palliation (SVP) for children with unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect (uAVSD) is thought to carry a poor prognosis, but limited data have been reported. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of children with uAVSD who underwent SVP at a single institution. Data were obtained from medical records and correspondence with general practitioners and cardiologists. RESULTS: Between 1976 and 2016, a total of 139 patients underwent SVP for uAVSD...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028974/myocardial-ischaemia-coronary-atherosclerosis-and-pulmonary-pressure-elevation-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-patients
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Agnieszka Padjas, Wojciech Płazak, Magdalena Celińska-Lowenhoff, Adam Mazurek, Carlo Perricone, Piotr Podolec, Jacek Musiał
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic events in antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) involve venous and arterial circulation with the possible involvement of coronary or pulmonary microcirculation. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the influence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) and on myocardial ischaemia assessed by single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT), coronary atherosclerosis assessed by multidetector computerized tomography (MDCT) and pulmonary pressure assessed by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in patients with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS)...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026027/the-contemporary-value-of-peak-creatine-kinase-mb-after-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-above-other-clinical-and-angiographic-characteristics-in-predicting-infarct-size-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-and-mortality
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Minke H T Hartman, Ruben N Eppinga, Pieter J J Vlaar, Chris P H Lexis, Erik Lipsic, Joost D E Haeck, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Iwan C C van der Horst, Pim van der Harst
BACKGROUND: Complex multimarker approaches to predict outcome after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have only considered a single baseline sample, while neglecting easily obtainable peak creatine kinase and creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) values during hospitalization. METHODS: We studied 476 patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention for STEMI and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) at 4-6 months after STEMI. We determined the association with cardiac biomarkers (peak CK-MB, peak troponin T, N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide), clinical and angiographic characteristics with infarct size, and LVEF, followed by association with mortality in 1120 STEMI patients...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025826/concurrent-use-of-continuous-and-pulsatile-flow-ventricular-assist-device-on-a-fontan-patient-a-simulation-study
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Arianna Di Molfetta, Gianfranco Ferrari, Roberta Iacobelli, Sergio Filippelli, Antonio Amodeo
The aim of this work is to develop and test a lumped parameter model of the cardiovascular system to simulate the concurrent use of pulsatile (PVAD) and continuous flow (CVAD) ventricular assist device (VAD) on Fontan patients. Echocardiographic and hemodynamic data of five Fontan patients were retrospectively collected and used to simulate the patients' baseline hemodynamics. Then, for each patient, the following assistance modality was simulated for the cavopulmonary and the single ventricle (SV): (a) CVAD for cavopulmonary assistance (RCF) and PVAD assisting the SV (LCF) (RPF + LCF), (b) CVAD assisting SV and PVAD for cavopulmonary assistance (LPF + RCF)...
December 26, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017597/repeated-restraint-stress-lowers-the-threshold-for-response-to-third-ventricle-crf-administration
#16
Ruth B S Harris
Rats and mice exposed to repeated stress or a single severe stress exhibit a sustained increase in energetic, endocrine, and behavioral response to subsequent novel mild stress. This study tested whether the hyper-responsiveness was due to a lowered threshold of response to corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) or an exaggerated response to a standard dose of CRF. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to 3h of restraint on each of 3 consecutive days (RRS) or were non-restrained controls. RRS caused a temporary hypophagia but a sustained reduction in body weight...
December 23, 2016: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013288/structural-cerebral-abnormalities-and-neurodevelopmental-status-in-single-ventricle-congenital-heart-disease-before-fontan-procedure
#17
Walter Knirsch, Kristina Nadine Mayer, Ianina Scheer, Ruth Tuura, Dietmar Schranz, Andreas Hahn, Kristina Wetterling, Ingrid Beck, Beatrice Latal, Bettina Reich
OBJECTIVES: Neonates with single ventricle congenital heart disease are at risk for structural cerebral abnormalities. Little is known about the further evolution of cerebral abnormalities until Fontan procedure. METHODS: Between August 2012 and July 2015, we conducted a prospective cross-sectional two centre study using cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuro-developmental outcome assessed by the Bayley-III. Forty-seven children (31 male) were evaluated at a mean age of 25...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011584/effect-of-anisotropy-on-ventricular-vulnerability-to-unidirectional-block-and-reentry-by-single-premature-stimulation-during-normal-sinus-rhythm-in-rat-heart
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Stefano Rossi, Andrea Buccarello, Philip R Ershler, Robert L Lux, Sergio Callegari, Domenico Corradi, Luca Carnevali, Andrea Sgoifo, Michele Miragoli, Ezio Musso, Emilio Macchi
Single high-intensity premature stimuli when applied to the ventricles during ventricular drive of an ectopic site, as in the Winfree's "pinwheel experiment", usually induce reentry arrhythmias in the normal heart, while single low-intensity stimuli barely do. Yet, ventricular arrhythmia vulnerability during normal sinus-rhythm remains largely unexplored. With a view to define the role of anisotropy on ventricular vulnerability to unidirectional conduction block and reentry, we revisited the pinwheel experiment with reduced constraints in the in situ rat heart...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011346/bucindolol-improves-right-ventricle-function-in-rats-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-through-the-reversal-of-autonomic-imbalance
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Bruna Gazzi de Lima-Seolin, Rafael Colombo, Jéssica Hellen Poletto Bonetto, Rayane Brinck Teixeira, Luiza Mezzomo Donatti, Karina Rabello Casali, Alessandra Eifler Guerra Godoy, Isnard Elman Litvin, Paulo Cavalheiro Schenkel, Alex Sander da Rosa Araujo, Adriane Belló-Klein
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterised by an elevation in afterload imposed on the right ventricle (RV), leading to hypertrophy and failure. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays a key role in the progression to heart failure, and the use of beta-blockers attenuates this process. The aim of this study was to verify the role of bucindolol, aβ1-, β2- and α1-blocker, on the ANS, and its association with RV function in rats with PAH. Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control, monocrotaline, control+bucindolol, and monocrotaline+bucindolol...
December 20, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007060/mechanical-circulatory-support-of-the-fontan-patient
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Ronald K Woods, Nancy S Ghanayem, Michael E Mitchell, Steven Kindel, Robert A Niebler
Because of the inadequacies inherent to a circulation supported by a single ventricle, many Fontan patients will experience failure of their circulation. To date, there is no medical regimen that reliably and consistently restores circulatory function in these patients. Because of the shortage of donor organs and the fact that many of these patients present with features that either preclude or render heart transplantation a high risk, there is an intense need to better understand how mechanical circulatory support (MCS) may benefit these patients...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
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