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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306208/evaluation-of-myocardial-microcirculation-using-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-imaging
#1
Anna Mou, Chen Zhang, Mengying Li, Fengqiang Jin, Qingwei Song, Ailian Liu, Zhiyong Li
PURPOSE: To explore whether cardiac magnetic resonance-intravoxel incoherent motion imaging (MR-IVIM) is feasible for the clinical evaluation of myocardial microcirculation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 30 patients (with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, or combined diabetes and hypertension) and 34 healthy volunteers. MR-IVIM with a maximum gradient strength of 50 mT/m was performed on the left ventricular short axis (apex, middle, and base), using multiple b values (0-500 s/mm(2) ) on a 3...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304303/trends-predictors-and-outcomes-of%C3%A2-healthcare-resources-used-in-patients-hospitalized-with-alzheimer-s-disease-with%C3%A2-at-least-one-procedure-the%C3%A2-nationwide-inpatient-sample
#2
May A Beydoun, Alyssa A Gamaldo, Hind A Beydoun, Danielle Shaked, Alan B Zonderman, Shaker M Eid
We assessed trends, predictors and outcomes of resource utilization in hospital inpatient discharges with a principal diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) with at least one procedure. Using Nationwide Inpatient Sample data (NIS, 2002-2012), discharges primarily diagnosed with AD, aged ≥60 y and with ≥1 procedure, were selected (Weighted N = 92,300). Hospital resource utilization were assessed using ICD-9-CM codes, while hospitalization outcomes included total charges (TC, 2012$), length of stay (LOS, days), and mortality risk (MR, %)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303751/vasoactive-peptides-associate-with-treatment-outcome-ofbevacizumab-containing-therapy-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#3
Helga Hagman, Pär-Ola Bendahl, Olle Melander, Jan Sundberg, Anders Johnsson, Mattias Belting
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a common early adverse event of anti-angiogenic treatment of cancer and may associate with treatment response. However, blood pressure measurement as a surrogate response biomarker has methodological limitations, and predictive biomarkers of angiogenesis inhibitors are lacking. In disease associated with hypertension, vasoactive peptides have been linked to cardiovascular pressure load. Here, we have explored potential associations between circulating levels of vasoactive peptides and tumor response during bevacizumab-containing treatment of colorectal cancer...
March 17, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298470/genetically-driven-hyperglycemia-increases-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-separately-from-type-2-diabetes
#4
Jordi Merino, Aaron Leong, Daniel C Posner, Bianca Porneala, Lluís Masana, Josée Dupuis, Jose C Florez
OBJECTIVE: This study tested the hypothesis that genetically raised hyperglycemia increases coronary artery disease (CAD) risk separately from the risk conferred by type 2 diabetes as a whole. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a Mendelian randomization (MR) analysis using summary-level statistics from the largest published meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for fasting glucose (FG) (n = 133,010 participants free of diabetes) and CAD (n = 63,746 case subjects and 130,681 control subjects) of predominantly European ancestry...
March 15, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290172/frequency-mechanism-and-severity-of-mitral-regurgitation-are-there-any-differences-between-primary-and-secondary-mitral-regurgitation
#5
José L Zamorano, Juan Manuel Monteagudo, Dolores Mesa, Teresa Gonzalez-Alujas, Marta Sitges, Fernando Carrasco-Chinchilla, Chi-Hion Li, Antonio Grande-Trillo, Amparo Martinez, Javier Matabuena, David Alonso-Rodriguez, Covadonga Fernandez-Golfin
BACKGROUND: Although mitral regurgitation (MR) is a well-recognized prognosis factor, its true prevalence is probably underestimated and its etiology and mechanisms have not been sufficiently explored. The study aim was to evaluate the burden of MR, focusing attention on its frequency, severity, etiology, mechanism, and other associated conditions. METHODS: Between February and June 2015, a total of 39,855 consecutive echocardiographic studies was performed at nine tertiary hospitals, and were prospectively included in the study...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288425/cardiovascular-risk-from-water-arsenic-exposure-in-vietnam-application-of-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-analysis-in-chemical-health-risk-assessment
#6
REVIEW
Dung Phung, Des Connell, Shannon Rutherford, Cordia Chu
A systematic review (SR) and meta-analysis cannot provide the endpoint answer for a chemical risk assessment (CRA). The objective of this study was to apply SR and meta-regression (MR) analysis to address this limitation using a case study in cardiovascular risk from arsenic exposure in Vietnam. Published studies were searched from PubMed using the keywords of arsenic exposure and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Random-effects meta-regression was applied to model the linear relationship between arsenic concentration in water and risk of CVD, and then the no-observable-adverse-effect level (NOAEL) were identified from the regression function...
March 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283847/increased-plasma-concentrations-of-soluble-st2-independently-predict-mortality-but-not-cardiovascular-events-in-stable-coronary-heart-disease-patients-13-year-follow-up-of-the-karola-study
#7
Vanessa Pfetsch, Veronika Sanin, Andrea Jaensch, Dhayana Dallmeier, Ute Mons, Hermann Brenner, Wolfgang Koenig, Dietrich Rothenbacher
PURPOSE: sST2 (soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2), a member of the interleukin-1 family, has been suggested to play a role in cardiac remodeling and inflammatory signaling. We assessed the association between sST2 in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) with multiple cardiovascular outcomes and total mortality, simultaneously controlling for a large number of potential confounders. METHODS: Plasma concentrations of sST2 (ELISA, Critical Diagnostics) were measured at baseline in a cohort of 1081 patients...
March 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283244/left-atrial-mechanics-in-patients-with-acute-stemi-and-secondary-mitral-regurgitation-a-prospective-pilot-cmr-feature-tracking-study
#8
Tomas Lapinskas, Paulius Bučius, Laura Urbonaitė, Agnieta Stabinskaitė, Živilė Valuckienė, Lina Jankauskaitė, Rimantas Benetis, Remigijus Žaliūnas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Left atrium (LA) is an important biomarker of adverse cardiovascular outcomes and cerebrovascular events. This study aimed to evaluate LA myocardial deformation using cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking (CMR-FT) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and secondary mitral regurgitation (MR). Additionally, to assess interobserver and intraobserver variability of the technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with STEMI underwent CMR with a 1...
March 1, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269674/classification-of-severity-of-mitral-regurgitation-patients-using-multifractal-analysis
#9
Rijil Thomas, Ling Lieng Hsi, Soh Cheong Boon, Erry Gunawan
Owing to its efficiency and cost effectiveness, auscultation using a stethoscope is the primary diagnosis method preferred by most medical examiners for cardiovascular disease. Phonocardiography (PCG) is the next level of auscultation and an effective analysis technique in cardiology. This paper presents a method to quantify Mitral Regurgitation (MR) using PCG. MR is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases associated with a defect in mitral valve. We analyzed the multifractal nature of heart sounds with murmur followed by classification and clustering using Hurst exponents...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269193/dynamic-mapping-of-ventricular-function-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#10
Maria Panayiotou, Peter Mountney, Alexander Brost, Daniel Toth, Tom Jackson, Jonathan M Behar, Christopher A Rinaldi, R James Housden, Kawal S Rhode
Heart failure is associated with substantial mortality and morbidity and remains the most common diagnosis in older patients. Based on experimental electrophysiologic studies, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for heart failure results in a maximum resynchronization effect when applied to the most delayed left ventricular (LV) site. Current clinical practice is to identify the optimal site using separate visualisation of scar and activation information. These must be mentally mapped into 3D, which is challenging and time-consuming for the electrophysiologist...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258847/percutaneous-edge-to-edge-mitral-valve-repair-for-the-treatment-of-acute-mitral-regurgitation-complicating-myocardial-infarction-a-single-centre-experience
#11
Marianna Adamo, Salvatore Curello, Ermanna Chiari, Claudia Fiorina, Giuliano Chizzola, Marco Magatelli, Elisa Locantore, Giovanni Cuminetti, Carlo Lombardi, Aldo Manzato, Marco Metra, Federica Ettori
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence is available about MitraClip therapy in patients with acute mitral regurgitation (MR) complicating myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS AND RESULTS: Among 80 consecutive patients undergoing MitraClip treatment, 5 (6.3%) had been admitted for acute MI complicated by severe MR. Mean age was 73±6years and 3 were males. At the time of admission they were in cardiogenic shock (80%) or pulmonary oedema (20%), with severe MR, left ventricular dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252427/renal-function-markers-for-long-term-cardiovascular-prediction-in-individuals-after-myocardial-revascularization
#12
E Levitskaya
Goal - assessment of the renal dysfunction impact on the probability of cardiovascular complications development in the long-term period after myocardial revascularization. 90 patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) and myocardial revascularization indications were involved in the study. All the patients underwent coronary angiography (CAG), by determining the method of myocardial revascularization (MR) - coronary artery bypass grafting or coronary artery stenting. Traditional risk factors and renal dysfunction markers (albuminuria in the range of 30-300 mg/L, β2-microglobulinuria) were revealed in all the patients examined...
January 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245785/vascular-consequences-of-aldosterone-excess-and-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonism
#13
Sophocles Chrissobolis
Aldosterone binds to mineralocorticoid receptors (MRs) on renal epithelial cells to regulate sodium and water reabsorption, and therefore blood pressure. Recently, the actions of aldosterone outside the kidney have been extensively investigated, with numerous reports of aldosterone having detrimental actions, including in the vasculature. Notably, elevated aldosterone levels are an independent cardiovascular risk factor, and in addition to causing an increase in blood pressure, aldosterone can have blood pressure-dependent and -independent effects commonly manifested in the vasculature in cardiovascular diseases, including vascular oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, remodeling, stiffening, and plaque formation...
February 28, 2017: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237004/nuclear-medicine-in-pediatric-cardiology
#14
REVIEW
Ornella Milanesi, Giovanni Stellin, Pietro Zucchetta
Accurate cardiovascular imaging is essential for the successful management of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Echocardiography and angiography have been for long time the most important imaging modalities in pediatric cardiology, but nuclear medicine has contributed in many situations to the comprehension of physiological consequences of CHD, quantifying pulmonary blood flow symmetry or right-to-left shunting. In recent times, remarkable improvements in imaging equipments, particularly in multidetector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, have led to the progressive integration of high resolution modalities in the clinical workup of children affected by CHD, reducing the role of diagnostic angiography...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227933/classification-of-severity-of-mitral-regurgitation-patients-using-multifractal-analysis
#15
Rijil Thomas, Ling Lieng Hsi, Soh Cheong Boon, Erry Gunawan, Rijil Thomas, Ling Lieng Hsi, Soh Cheong Boon, Erry Gunawan, Soh Cheong Boon, Erry Gunawan, Ling Lieng Hsi
Owing to its efficiency and cost effectiveness, auscultation using a stethoscope is the primary diagnosis method preferred by most medical examiners for cardiovascular disease. Phonocardiography (PCG) is the next level of auscultation and an effective analysis technique in cardiology. This paper presents a method to quantify Mitral Regurgitation (MR) using PCG. MR is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases associated with a defect in mitral valve. We analyzed the multifractal nature of heart sounds with murmur followed by classification and clustering using Hurst exponents...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227423/dynamic-mapping-of-ventricular-function-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#16
Maria Panayiotou, Peter Mountney, Alexander Brost, Daniel Toth, Tom Jackson, Jonathan M Behar, Christopher A Rinaldi, R James Housden, Kawal S Rhode, Maria Panayiotou, Peter Mountney, Alexander Brost, Daniel Toth, Tom Jackson, Jonathan M Behar, Christopher A Rinaldi, R James Housden, Kawal S Rhode, Alexander Brost, Tom Jackson, Maria Panayiotou, Christopher A Rinaldi, Jonathan M Behar, R James Housden, Kawal S Rhode, Daniel Toth, Peter Mountney
Heart failure is associated with substantial mortality and morbidity and remains the most common diagnosis in older patients. Based on experimental electrophysiologic studies, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for heart failure results in a maximum resynchronization effect when applied to the most delayed left ventricular (LV) site. Current clinical practice is to identify the optimal site using separate visualisation of scar and activation information. These must be mentally mapped into 3D, which is challenging and time-consuming for the electrophysiologist...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209728/evaluation-of-cell-therapy-on-exercise-performance-and-limb-perfusion-in-peripheral-artery-disease-the-cctrn-patients-with-intermittent-claudication-injected-with-aldh-bright-cells-pace-trial
#17
Emerson C Perin, Michael P Murphy, Keith L March, Roberto Bolli, John Loughran, Phillip C Yang, Nicholas J Leeper, Ronald L Dalman, Jason Q Alexander, Timothy D Henry, Jay H Traverse, Carl J Pepine, R David Anderson, Scott Berceli, James T Willerson, Raja Muthupillai, Amir A Gahremanpour, Ganesh Raveendran, Omaida C Velazquez, Joshua M Hare, Ivonne H Schulman, Vijaykumar S Kasi, William R Hiatt, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, João A Lima, Doris A Taylor, Micheline M Resende, Adrian P Gee, April G Durett, Jeannette Bloom, Sara Richman, Patricia G'Sell, Shari Williams, Fouzia Khan, Elsie G Ross, Michelle R Santoso, JoAnne Goldman, Dana Leach, Eileen Handberg, Benjamin Y C Cheong, Nichole A Piece, Darcy DiFede, Barb Bruhn-Ding, Emily Caldwell, Judy Bettencourt, Dejian Lai, Linda B Piller, Lara M Simpson, Michelle Cohen, Shelly L Sayre, Rachel W Vojvodic, Lem Moyé, Ray F Ebert, Robert D Simari, Alan T Hirsch
Background -Atherosclerotic peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 8-12% of Americans over 65 and is associated with a major decline in functional status, increased myocardial infarction and stroke rates, and increased risk of ischemic amputation. Current treatment strategies for claudication have limitations. PACE is an NHLBI-sponsored, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2, exploratory clinical trial designed to assess safety and efficacy of autologous bone marrow-derived aldehyde dehydrogenase bright (ALDHbr) cells in PAD patients and to explore associated claudication physiologic mechanisms...
February 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190859/renal-artery-stenosis-following-nilotinib-administration-in-a-patient-with-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia
#18
Mayumi Hatsuse, Yuka Daikoku, Yuta Tamoto, Masahiro Uehara, Takashi Kitani, Keiichi Tamagaki, Shin-Ichi Fuchida, Akira Okano, Satoshi Murakami, Chihiro Shimazaki
A 63-year-old male was diagnosed as having chronic phase CML in 2001. He obtained a major molecular response with imatinib (IM). In 2012, amulodipin was started for hypertension. In January 2013, IM was switched to nilotinib (NIL) in a clinical trial, and in February 2015, NIL was discontinued because MR(4.5) had been maintained for two years. One month later, he was admitted to our hospital because of headache and high blood pressure (194/108 mmHg). His urine test showed protein 3+ and occult blood 2+. His eGFR rapidly deteriorated from 45...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169509/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-measures-of-early-brain-health-in-middle-aged-adults-the-cardia-study
#19
Lisa B VanWagner, James G Terry, Lisa S Chow, Amy C Alman, Hakmook Kang, Katherine H Ingram, Christina Shay, Cora E Lewis, R Nick Bryan, Lenore J Launer, J Jeffrey Carr
OBJECTIVE: To assess associations between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and measures of brain health in a population-based sample of adults. METHODS: Participants from the CARDIA study (Y25 exam; age 43-55 years) with concurrent computed tomography quantification of liver fat, visceral adipose tissue (VAT), and brain magnetic resonance (MR) images were included (n = 505). NAFLD was identified after exclusion of other causes of liver fat. Total tissue volume (TTV) and gray matter cerebral blood flow (GM-CBF) were estimated using 3T brain MR images...
March 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163835/one-year-outcome-of-percutaneous-mitral-valve-repair-in-patients-with-severe-symptomatic-mitral-valve-regurgitation
#20
Michael Gotzmann, Isabell Sprenger, Aydan Ewers, Andreas Mügge, Leif Bösche
AIM: To investigate one-year outcomes after percutaneous mitral valve repair with MitraClip(®) in patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS Our study investigated consecutive patients with symptomatic severe MR who underwent MitraClip(®) implantation at the University Hospital Bergmannsheil from 2012 to 2014. The primary study end-point was all-cause mortality. Secondary end-points were degree of MR and functional status after percutaneous mitral valve repair. RESULTS: The study population consisted of 46 consecutive patients (mean logistic EuroSCORE 32% ± 21%)...
January 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
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