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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528164/mri-derived-myocardial-strain-measures-in-normal-subjects
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Ha Q Vo, Thomas H Marwick, Kazuaki Negishi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the normal ranges of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based feature tracking (FT) and to identify sources of variations. Similar analyses were also performed for strain encoding, displacement encoding with stimulated echoes, and myocardial tagging. BACKGROUND: MRI-FT is a novel technique for quantification of myocardial deformation using MRI cine images. However, the reported 95% confidence intervals (CIs) from the 2 largest studies have no overlaps...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526088/assessment-of-parasitological-findings-in-heartworm-infected-beagles-treated-with-advantage-multi%C3%A2-for-dogs-10-imidacloprid%C3%A2-%C3%A2-2-5-moxidectin-and-doxycycline
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Molly D Savadelis, Cameon M Ohmes, Joe A Hostetler, Terry L Settje, Robert Zolynas, Michael T Dzimianski, Andrew R Moorhead
BACKGROUND: Anecdotal reports support the position that the adulticidal heartworm treatment utilizing doxycycline and Advantage Multi®/Advocate® for Dogs (10% imidacloprid + 2.5% moxidectin) has successfully converted antigen-positive dogs to antigen-negative. To date, no controlled experimental studies have demonstrated the adulticidal efficacy of this treatment regimen. The aim of this study was to evaluate the parasitological and clinical efficacy of Advantage Multi® for Dogs (IMD + MOX) and doxycycline in heartworm-infected beagles...
May 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513401/brain-natriuretic-peptide-what-the-nurse-needs-to-know
#3
Christopher Nicholson
Rationale and key points Brain natriuretic peptide is a chemical secreted when the heart is under strain. It is sampled by a blood test. This article informs nurses about how brain natriuretic peptide can be used as a diagnostic and prognostic marker for patients with cardiac conditions. » A brain natriuretic peptide level within the normal range in a patient who is not receiving treatment, almost certainly rules out a significant cardiac condition. » An elevated brain natriuretic peptide level suggests an active cardiac condition and further investigations are indicated, usually an electrocardiogram and echocardiogram...
May 17, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511156/the-role-of-the-persistent-enterovirus-infection-in-development-of-acute-stroke
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Natalia G Andriushkova, Nataliia S Turchyna, Vadym A Poniatowski, Ludmyla V Dolinchuk, Valentyna V Melnyk, Volodymyr P Shyrobokov, Nataliia V Zakharchenko
INTRODUCTION: The role of enteroviruses in development of dilated cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, myocarditis, pericarditis is known. THE AIM: To examine the role of chronic enterovirus infections in development of acute stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Blood samples from 72 patients with acute stroke (study group) and 35 patients without vascular disease (control group) were investigated by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction for the presence of enterovirus RNA, by using virological method to detect enteroviruses, by ELISA for the levels of IgM and IgG antibodies to enteroviruses...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509675/acute-and-long-term-effects-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-support-on-right-ventricular-function-in-children-with-pediatric-pulsatile-ventricular-assist-devices
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Roberta Iacobelli, Arianna Di Molfetta, Gianluca Brancaccio, Sergio Filippelli, Stefano Morelli, Benedetta Natali, Alessandra Toscano, Fabrizio Drago, Antonio Amodeo
Right ventricular failure (RVF) is a significant issue when considering left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation in pediatrics. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of LVAD on right ventricular (RV) function in children. We retrospectively reviewed clinical and echocardiographic data of children who underwent Berlin Heart EXCOR LVAD focusing on RV function before and after implantation (1, 3, and 6 month follow-up). An isolated LVAD was used in 27 patients. Median age was 11 months (interquartile range [IQR]: 5-24 months), with a median weight of 6...
May 12, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501327/echo-particle-image-velocimetry-for-estimation-of-carotid-artery-wall-shear-stress-repeatability-reproducibility-and-comparison-with-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Arati Gurung, Phillip E Gates, Luciano Mazzaro, Jonathan Fulford, Fuxing Zhang, Alex J Barker, Jean Hertzberg, Kunihiko Aizawa, William D Strain, Salim Elyas, Angela C Shore, Robin Shandas
Measurement of hemodynamic wall shear stress (WSS) is important in investigating the role of WSS in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. Echo particle image velocimetry (echo PIV) is a novel ultrasound-based technique for measuring WSS in vivo that has previously been validated in vitro using the standard optical PIV technique. We evaluated the repeatability and reproducibility of echo PIV for measuring WSS in the human common carotid artery. We measured WSS in 28 healthy participants (18 males and 10 females, mean age: 56 ± 12 y)...
May 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500378/intravascular-ultrasound-elastography-analysis-of-the-elastic-mechanical-properties-of-atherosclerotic-plaque
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Zhaohuan Li, Lin Wang, Xiaobo Hu, Pengfei Zhang, Yifei Chen, Xinxin Liu, Mingjun Xu, Haijun Su, Mei Zhang
To assess the elastic mechanical properties of atherosclerotic plaque with different morphological properties by intravascular ultrasound elastography (IVUSE). 30 purebred New Zealand rabbits were fed a high-cholesterol diet; the abdominal aorta endothelium was balloon-injured after 2 weeks; at week 12, 2 plaques with moderate echo from each rabbit were chosen for in situ imaging, and 2 consecutive frames near the end-diastole images in situ were used to construct an IVUS elastogram. Shear strain (SS) and area strain (AS) were greater for eccentric than centripetal plaque (SS: 2...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494102/non-invasive-carotid-artery-elastography-using-multi-element-synthetic-aperture-imaging-phantom-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Rohit Nayak, Giovanni Schifitto, Marvin M Doyley
PURPOSE: Vascular elastography can visualize the strain distribution in the carotid artery, which could be useful in assessing the propensity of advanced plaques to rupture. In our previous studies, we demonstrated that sparse synthetic aperture (SA) imaging can produce high quality vascular strain elastograms. However, the low output power of SA imaging may hamper its clinical utility. In this study, we hypothesize that multi-element defocused emissions can overcome this limitation and improve the quality of the vascular strain elastograms...
May 11, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481037/regional-quantification-of-myocardial-mechanics-in-rat-using-3d-cine-dense-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Xiaoyan Zhang, Zhan-Qiu Liu, Dara Singh, Gregory J Wehner, David K Powell, Kenneth S Campbell, Brandon K Fornwalt, Jonathan F Wenk
Rat models have assumed an increasingly important role in cardiac research. However, a detailed profile of regional cardiac mechanics, such as strains and torsion, is lacking for rats. We hypothesized that healthy rat left ventricles (LVs) exhibit regional differences in cardiac mechanics, which are part of normal function. In this study, images of the LV were obtained with 3D cine displacement encoding with stimulated echoes (DENSE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance in 10 healthy rats. To evaluate regional cardiac mechanics, the LV was divided into basal, mid-ventricular, and apical regions...
May 8, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438309/association-of-albuminuria-with-cardiac-dysfunction-in-us-hispanics-latinos
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David B Hanna, Shuo Xu, Michal L Melamed, Franklyn Gonzalez, Matthew A Allison, Martin S Bilsker, Barry E Hurwitz, Mayank M Kansal, Neil Schneiderman, Sanjiv J Shah, Robert C Kaplan, Carlos J Rodriguez, Jorge R Kizer
Higher urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) has been associated with cardiac dysfunction in the general population. We assessed the association of UACR with cardiac structure and function in the Echocardiographic Study of Latinos (Echo-SOL), an ancillary study of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos across 4 US sites. Echo-SOL participants underwent standard 2-dimensional echocardiography, including speckle-tracking strain analysis. UACR was categorized as normal and high-normal (based on the midpoint of values below microalbuminuria), microalbuminuria (≥17 mg/g for men; ≥25 mg/g for women), and macroalbuminuria (≥250 mg/g; ≥355 mg/g)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423986/global-longitudinal-strain-from-resting-echocardiogram-is-associated-with-long-term-adverse-cardiac-outcomes-in-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
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Ajay Yadlapati, Timothy R Maher, James D Thomas, Mark Gajjar, Kofo O Ogunyankin, Jyothy J Puthumana
PURPOSE: Measuring myocardial strain using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography has emerged as a new tool to identify subclinical ventricular dysfunction. Abnormal strain has been shown to have superior sensitivity compared with dobutamine stress echocardiography for viability assessment; however, there is a paucity of data regarding the prediction of long-term major adverse cardiac events. We compared the prognostic ability of both global longitudinal strain (GLS) from resting echocardiograms to regional wall motion score index (WMSI) from stress echocardiograms in their ability to predict long-term major adverse cardiac events...
March 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415084/p260right-cardiac-chambers-remodeling-in-marathon-and-ultra-trail-athletes-detected-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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K Ujka, R M Bruno, B Catuzzo, L Bastiani, A Tonacci, G D'angelo, S Mrakic-Sposta, A Vezzoli, G Giardini, L Pratali
Background: Strenuous and chronic exercise training can have detrimental effects on cardiac morphology and function. Our aim was to evaluate the cardiac adaptation between 2 different specialties' endurance athletes: marathon runners (M) and ultra-trailers (UT). Methods: 47 M (age 45±7, men 32; training: 18 (9-53) years*days/week), 41 UT (age 42±9, men 38, training: 30 (15-66) years*days/week) were submitted in rest condition to conventional 2D echocardiography and Speckle-Tracking echo (STE) (Beyond Diogenes 2...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409231/preoperative-right-ventricular-dysfunction-is-a-strong-predictor-of-3%C3%A2-years-survival-after-cardiac-surgery
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Jérôme Peyrou, Christophe Chauvel, Atul Pathak, Marc Simon, Patrick Dehant, Eric Abergel
BACKGROUND: Prognostic value of right ventricular (RV) systolic function is well established in valvular disease, heart failure but has not been evaluated in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic value of preoperative RV dysfunction extensively evaluated on the basis of a large set of echocardiographic parameters [S', RV fractional area change (RVFAC), right myocardial performance index (RMPI), isovolumic acceleration (IVA), RV dP/dt and basal longitudinal strain (BLS)] in a large population of unselected patient awaiting cardiac surgery...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403411/comparison-of-bioreactance-and-echocardiographic-non-invasive-cardiac-output-monitoring-and-myocardial-function-assessment-in-primagravida-women
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A Doherty, A El-Khuffash, C Monteith, L McSweeney, C Breatnach, E Kent, E Tully, F Malone, P Thornton
Background.: Non-invasive cardiac output monitoring (NICOM) using bioreactance (BRT) in pregnancy is gaining interest but lacks validation. We compared simultaneous cardiac output (CO) measurements obtained using the NICOM ® (BRT-CO) and echocardiography (echo-CO), and assessed the relationship between maternal characteristics and myocardial performance. Methods.: Paired stroke volume (SV) and CO readings were obtained using NICOM ® and echocardiography, in a group of healthy nulliparous women throughout a 15 min period...
April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379383/2d-and-3d-strain-for-detection-of-subclinical-anthracycline-cardiotoxicity-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-balance-with-feasibility
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Ciro Santoro, Grazia Arpino, Roberta Esposito, Maria Lembo, Immacolata Paciolla, Cinzia Cardalesi, Giovanni de Simone, Bruno Trimarco, Sabino De Placido, Maurizio Galderisi
Aims: 2D echocardiography is limited for identifying chemotherapy-related cardiotoxicity. This study compared standard echo, 2D, and 3D speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) for detection of subclinical anthracycline (ANT) cardiotoxicity in breast cancer patients. Methods and results: One-hundred consecutive breast cancer patients free of cardiac symptoms were treated by multiple protocols including ANT and cyclophosphamide and/or 5-fluorouracil for 3-4 cycles...
March 31, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357968/echocardiographic-right-ventricular-function-correlations-with-cardiac-catheterisation-data-in-biventricular-congenital-heart-patients
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Holly Nadorlik, Corey Stiver, Sairah Khan, Yongjie Miao, Ralf Holzer, John P Cheatham, Clifford L Cua
BACKGROUND: Newer echocardiographic techniques may allow for more accurate assessment of right ventricular function. Adult studies have correlated these echocardiographic measurements with invasive data, but minimal data exist in the paediatric congenital heart population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate echocardiographic measurements that correlate best with right ventricular systolic and diastolic catheterisation parameters. METHODS: Patients with two-ventricle physiology who underwent simultaneous echocardiogram and cardiac catheterisation were included in this study...
March 30, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343598/incremental-prognostic-value-of-global-longitudinal-strain-and-18f-fludeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-patients-with-systemic-sarcoidosis
#17
Brett W Sperry, Ahmed Ibrahim, Kazuaki Negishi, Tomoko Negishi, Parag Patel, Zoran B Popović, Daniel Culver, Richard Brunken, Thomas H Marwick, Balaji Tamarappoo
In independent studies, abnormal global longitudinal strain (GLS) and myocardial inflammation or scar detected by 18F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) are associated with poor prognosis among patients with high likelihood for cardiac sarcoidosis. However, commonly used imaging modalities have not been evaluated in the same population. Our goals were to examine the relation between GLS and FDG-PET, and to evaluate the incremental prognostic value of these imaging techniques for predicting major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients suspected to have cardiac sarcoidosis...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335982/comparison-of-displacement-encoding-with-stimulated-echoes-to-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking-for-the-assessment-of-myocardial-strain-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#18
Yoshitaka Goto, Masaki Ishida, Shinichi Takase, Andreas Sigfridsson, Mio Uno, Motonori Nagata, Yasutaka Ichikawa, Kakuya Kitagawa, Hajime Sakuma
The aim of this study was to compare myocardial strain by cardiovascular magnetic resonance feature tracking (CMR-FT) to those derived from displacement encoding with stimulated echoes (DENSE) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Twenty patients (65 pa13 years) with AMI underwent cine, DENSE, black-blood T2-weighted and late gadolinium enhancement CMR at 1.5 T. Global and segmental strain was determined by CMR-FT analysis and DENSE on matched 3 short-axis planes. Global circumferential strain by CMR-FT showed a good agreement with that by DENSE (r = 0...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332315/significant-increase-of-flow-kinetic-energy-in-nonresponders-patients-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Sara Cimino, Dino Palombizio, Francesco Cicogna, Donatella Cantisani, Manuela Reali, Domenico Filomena, Valentina Petronilli, Carlo Iacoboni, Luciano Agati
BACKGROUNDS: It's still unclear if different patterns of intraventricular flow dynamics may be detected in patients nonresponders to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) as compared to responders ones. Aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of left ventricular (LV) flow dynamics 6-months after CRT to identify Echo-particle imaging velocity (PIV) patterns were more frequently detected in nonresponders patients. METHODS: Thirty-two patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, undergoing CRT, were enrolled in this study...
March 23, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319168/targeting-chronic-cardiac-remodeling-with-cardiac-progenitor-cells-in-a-murine-model-of-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Janine C Deddens, Dries A Feyen, Peter-Paul Zwetsloot, Maike A Brans, Sailay Siddiqi, Linda W van Laake, Pieter A Doevendans, Joost P Sluijter
BACKGROUND: Translational failure for cardiovascular disease is a substantial problem involving both high research costs and an ongoing lack of novel treatment modalities. Despite the progress already made, cell therapy for chronic heart failure in the clinical setting is still hampered by poor translation. We used a murine model of chronic ischemia/reperfusion injury to examine the effect of minimally invasive application of cardiac progenitor cells (CPC) in cardiac remodeling and to improve clinical translation...
2017: PloS One
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