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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778861/multicenter-randomized-controlled-crossover-trial-comparing-hemodynamic-optimization-against-echocardiographic-optimization-of-av-and-vv-delay-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-the-bravo-trial
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Zachary I Whinnett, S M Afzal Sohaib, Mark Mason, Edward Duncan, Mark Tanner, David Lefroy, Mohamed Al-Obaidi, Sue Ellery, Francisco Leyva-Leon, Tim Betts, Mark Dayer, Paul Foley, Jon Swinburn, Martin Thomas, Raj Khiani, Tom Wong, Zaheer Yousef, Dominic Rogers, Paul R Kalra, Vignesh Dhileepan, Katherine March, James Howard, Andreas Kyriacou, Jamil Mayet, Prapa Kanagaratnam, Michael Frenneaux, Alun D Hughes, Darrel P Francis
OBJECTIVES: BRAVO (British Randomized Controlled Trial of AV and VV Optimization) is a multicenter, randomized, crossover, noninferiority trial comparing echocardiographic optimization of atrioventricular (AV) and interventricular delay with a noninvasive blood pressure method. BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy including AV delay optimization confers clinical benefit, but the optimization requires time and expertise to perform. METHODS: This study randomized patients to echocardiographic optimization or hemodynamic optimization using multiple-replicate beat-by-beat noninvasive blood pressure at baseline; after 6 months, participants were crossed over to the other optimization arm of the trial...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778855/myocardial-strain-in-prediction-of-outcomes-after-surgery-for-severe-mitral-regurgitation
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Hyue Mee Kim, Goo-Yeong Cho, In-Chang Hwang, Hong-Mi Choi, Jun-Bean Park, Yeonyee E Yoon, Hyung-Kwan Kim
OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether global longitudinal strain (GLS) is a better predictor of clinical events after surgery for mitral regurgitation (MR) than conventional parameters. BACKGROUND: The optimal timing for surgery is guided by left ventricular (LV) dimension or left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), even though normal LVEF can mask depressed LV systolic function in severe mitral MR. METHODS: From 2006 to 2016, 506 patients (age 58...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777579/acute-blood-pressure-levels-and-long-term-outcome-in-ischemic-stroke
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Johan-Emil Bager, Clara Hjalmarsson, Karin Manhem, Bjorn Andersson
OBJECTIVES: Elevated blood pressure (BP) is common in acute ischemic stroke, but its effect on outcome is not fully understood. We aimed to investigate the association of baseline BP and BP change within the first day after stroke with stroke severity, functional outcome, and mortality. METHODS: Patients admitted to hospital with acute ischemic stroke (IS) from 15 February 2005 through 31 May 2009 were consecutively included. Acute stroke severity and functional outcome at three and twelve months were investigated using multivariate regression analysis; the association between BP and all-cause mortality at one, three, and twelve was investigated by Cox proportional hazard regression and Kaplan-Meier survival curves...
May 18, 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777281/right-ventricular-systolic-function-parameters-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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S Javed Zaidi, Jamie Penk, Vivian W Cui, Supaluck Kanjanauthai, David A Roberson
Assessment of the systolic function of the right ventricle (RV) in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is important. The asymmetric shape and heavy trabeculations make accurate assessment of RV systolic function challenging. Novel measures of RV function could be helpful in distinguishing reduced versus preserved function in HLHS and may also be worse in HLHS with preserved function compared to normal controls. These novel methods offer promise, but research and clinical applicability is hindered as no cut-off values for normal function have been established...
May 18, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776810/congenital-heart-disease-in-adults-assessmentof-functional-capacity-using-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
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Sílvia Aguiar Rosa, Ana Agapito, Rui M Soares, Lídia Sousa, José Alberto Oliveira, Ana Abreu, Ana Sofia Silva, Sandra Alves, Helena Aidos, Fátima F Pinto, Rui Cruz Ferreira
AIM: The aim of the study was to compare functional capacity in different types of congenital heart disease (CHD), as assessed by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of adult patients with CHD who had undergone CPET in a single tertiary center. Diagnoses were divided into repaired tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries (TGA) after Senning or Mustard procedures or congenitally corrected TGA, complex defects, shunts, left heart valve disease and right ventricular outflow tract obstruction...
May 15, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776809/the-presence-of-fragmented-qrs-is-associated-with-increased-epicardial-adipose-tissue-and-subclinical-myocardial-dysfunction-in-healthy-individuals
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Mehmet Yaman, Ugur Arslan, Adil Bayramoglu, Osman Bektas, Zeki Yuksel Gunaydin, Ahmet Kaya
AIM: The aim of this study was to measure epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and to assess left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function in a healthy population grouped according to the presence of fragmented QRS (fQRS). METHODS: In this prospective case-control study, the study population consisted of 308 healthy individuals who were divided into two groups according to the existence of fQRS: 180 fQRS(+) individuals (with fQRS), and 128 age- and gender-matched fQRS(-) individuals (without fQRS)...
May 15, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776421/evidence-for-a-hyper-reductive-redox-in-a-sub-set-of-heart-failure-patients
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Thiagarajan Sairam, Amit N Patel, Meenu Subrahmanian, Rajendiran Gopalan, Steven M Pogwizd, Sudha Ramalingam, Ramalingam Sankaran, Namakkal Soorapan Rajasekaran
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress has been linked to heart failure (HF) in humans. Antioxidant-based treatments are often ineffective. Therefore, we hypothesize that some of the HF patients might have a reductive stress (RS) condition. Investigating RS-related mechanisms will aid in personalized optimization of redox homeostasis for better outcomes among HF patients. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from HF patients (n = 54) and healthy controls (n = 42) and serum was immediately preserved in - 80 °C for redox analysis...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775415/exercise-cardiac-mri-unmasks-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-acute-hypoxia-and-chronic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Shareen Kaur Jaijee, Marina Quinlan, Pawel Tokarczuk, Matthew Clemence, Luke S Howard, J Simon R Gibbs, Declan O'Regan
Background - Coupling of right ventricular (RV) contractility to afterload is maintained at rest in the early stages of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), but exercise may unmask depleted contractile reserves. We assessed whether elevated afterload reduces RV contractile reserve despite compensated resting function using non-invasive exercise imaging. Methods and Results - Fourteen patients with PAH (mean age 39.1 years, 10 females) and 34 healthy control subjects (mean age 35.6 years, 17 females) completed real-time cardiac magnetic resonance imaging during sub-maximal exercise breathing room-air...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773577/determinants-and-outcomes-of-vasoplegia-following-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Kristen M Tecson, Brian Lima, Andy Y Lee, Fayez S Raza, Grace Ching, Cheng-Han Lee, Joost Felius, Ronald D Baxter, Sasha Still, Justin D G Collier, Shelley A Hall, Susan M Joseph
BACKGROUND: Vasoplegia is associated with adverse outcomes following cardiac surgery; however, its impact following left ventricular assist device implantation is largely unexplored. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 252 consecutive patients receiving a left ventricular assist device, vasoplegia was defined as the occurrence of normal cardiac function and index but with the need for intravenous vasopressors within 48 hours following surgery for >24 hours to maintain a mean arterial pressure >70 mm Hg...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773243/impact-of-diabetes-and-increasing-body-mass-index-category-on-left-ventricular-systolic-and-diastolic-function
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Arnold C T Ng, Francesca Prevedello, Giulia Dolci, Cornelis J Roos, Roxana Djaberi, Matteo Bertini, See Hooi Ewe, Christine Allman, Dominic Y Leung, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
BACKGROUND: Diabetes and obesity are both worldwide growing epidemics, and both are independently associated with increased risk for heart failure and death. The aim of this study was to examine the additive detrimental effect of both diabetes and increasing body mass index (BMI) category on left ventricular (LV) myocardial systolic and diastolic function. METHODS: The present retrospective multicenter study included 653 patients (337 with type 2 diabetes and 316 without diabetes) of increasing BMI category...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773147/hopelessness-and-cognitive-impairment-are-risk-markers-for-mortality-in-systolic-heart-failure-patients
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Claire J Byrne, Samia R Toukhsati, Deidre Toia, Paul D O'Halloran, David L Hare
OBJECTIVE: Depression exacerbates the burden of heart failure and independently predicts mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate which specific symptoms of depression predict all-cause mortality in systolic heart failure patients. METHODS: Consecutive outpatients with heart failure and impaired left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), attending an Australian metropolitan heart function clinic between 2001 and 2011, were enrolled. The Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) was completed as a component of usual care...
June 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772401/evaluation-ofserum-free-carnitine-acylcarnitine-levels-and-left-ventricular-systolic-functions-in-children-with-idiopathic-epilepsy-receiving-valproic-acid
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Ilknur Kulhas Celik, Haydar Ali Tasdemir, Hülya Ince, Halil Celik, Metin Sungur
OBJECTIVES: In the study, the effect of valproic acid on serum free/acylcarnitine levels and left ventricular systolic function in pediatric patients with idiopathic epilepsy receiving valproic acid was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients receiving valproic acid treatment for six months between January 2012 and December 2012 were evaluated. Blood samples were obtained from the participants twice (pretreatment and the sixth month of treatment) and serum-free and acylcarnitine levels (from C2 to C18:1-OH) were measured using tandem mass spectrometry...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772353/cardiac-profile-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-car-t-cell-therapy-in-children-a-single-institution-experience
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Danielle Burstein, Shannon Maude, Stephen Grupp, Heather Griffis, Joseph Rossano, Kimberly Lin
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T-cells targeting CD19 for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has demonstrated significant efficacy. The principle toxicity is cytokine release syndrome with resultant hypotension. However, the spectrum of cardiovascular effects associated with CAR T-cell therapy has not been systematically evaluated. METHODS: We reviewed all patients who received CD19-directed CAR T-cells at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia between April 2012 and September 2016...
May 14, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771478/the-reverse-remodeling-response-to-sacubitril-valsartan-therapy-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Pieter Martens, Hanne Beliën, Matthias Dupont, Pieter Vandervoort, Wilfried Mullens
BACKGROUND: Major classes of medical therapy for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) induce reverse remodeling. The revere remodeling response to sacubitril/valsartan remains unstudied. METHODS: We performed a single-center, prospective assessor-blinded study to determine the reverse remodeling response of sacubitril/valsartan-therapy in HFrEF-patients with a class I-indication (New York heart Association [NYHA]-class II-IV, Left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF]<35%, optimal dose with Renin-Angiotensin-System-Blocker [RAS-blocker])...
May 17, 2018: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771447/intermedin1-53-protects-cardiac-function-in-rats-with-septic-shock-via-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-and-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis
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Y-J Yu, A-H Su, H-B Yang, J-X Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of intermedin1-53 (IMD1-53) on cardiac function in rats with septic shock and its underlying mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly assigned into three groups, namely the control group (NC group), septic shock group (ET group) and IMD1-53 treatment group (IMD group), with 8 rats in each group. Levels of hemodynamic indicators, blood glucose, lactate acid, CK-MB (creatine kinase-MB) and cTnI (cardiac troponin I) in rats were determined...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771427/three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-myocardial-infarction-and-its-correlation-with-the-expressions-of-serum-hif-1%C3%AE-ho-1-and-vegf
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Q Yu, L Li, N Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between three-dimensional echocardiography and the expressions of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α), heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in patients with myocardial infarction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 40 patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with three-dimensional echocardiography and 40 patients receiving normal physical examination were selected. According to whether the disease occurred, they were divided into the myocardial infarction group and the normal group...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771311/pathobiology-of-cardiac-dyssynchrony-and-resynchronization-therapy
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Uyên Châu Nguyên, Nienke J Verzaal, Frans A van Nieuwenhoven, Kevin Vernooy, Frits W Prinzen
Synchronous ventricular electrical activation is a prerequisite for adequate left ventricular (LV) systolic function. Conduction abnormalities such as left bundle branch block, and ventricular pacing lead to a dyssynchronous electrical activation sequence, which may have deleterious consequences. The present review attempts to connect the various processes involved in the development of 'dyssynchronopathy', and its correction by cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Abnormal electrical impulse conduction leads to abnormal contraction, characterized by regional differences in timing as well as shortening patterns and amount of external work performed...
May 15, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770745/2706-km-cycling-in-two-weeks-effects-on-cardiac-function-in-six-elderly-male-athletes
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Thomas Morville, Mads Rosenkilde, Nick Mattsson, Flemming Dela, Jørn W Helge, Hanne K Rasmusen
INTRODUCTION: Physiological effects of exercise on trained and untrained individuals have been studied extensively. Typically, young or middle-aged individuals are examined before and after short periods of vigorous exertion. METHODS: We studied six elderly male athletes (61±8 years (mean ± SD); baseline VO2 max 48±5 ml·kg-1 · min-1 ) with focus on cardiac function and biomarkers following 14 consecutive days of moderate intensity exercise. Cardiac dimensions, function, biomarkers, and other measures of cardiovascular health were examined at baseline and 2 and 28 h after the last day of cycling a total of 2706 km...
May 17, 2018: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770219/determinants-and-prognosis-of-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-peak-plasma-concentration-in-patients-hospitalized-for-non-cardiogenic-shock
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Marie Caujolle, Jerome Allyn, Caroline Brulliard, Dorothée Valance, David Vandroux, Olivier Martinet, Nicolas Allou
Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the determinants and prognostic value of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T peak plasma concentration in intensive care unit patients with non-cardiogenic shock. Material and methods: A prospective observational cohort study was conducted in a single intensive care unit between November 2014 and December 2015. Results: During the study period, 206 patients were hospitalized in the intensive care unit for non-cardiogenic shock and the median peak high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T was 55...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769800/the-therapeutic-potential-of-blocking-galectin-3-expression-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-mitigating-inflammation-of-infarct-region-a-clinical-outcome-based-translational-study
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Wassim Mosleh, Milind R Chaudhari, Swati Sonkawade, Supriya Mahajan, Charl Khalil, Kevin Frodey, Tanvi Shah, Suraj Dahal, Roshan Karki, Rujuta Katkar, W Matthijs Blankesteijn, Brian Page, Saraswati Pokharel, Minhyung Kim, Umesh C Sharma
Introduction: Increased galectin-3 is associated with ischemic cardiomyopathy, although its role in early remodeling post-myocardial infarction (MI) has not been fully elucidated. There are no data demonstrating that blocking galectin-3 expression would have an impact on the heart and that its relationship to remodeling is not simply an epiphenomenon. The direct association between galectin-3 and myocardial inflammation, dysfunction, and adverse cardiovascular outcomes post-MI was examined using clinical and translational studies...
2018: Biomarker Insights
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