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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909490/effects-of-atrial-fibrillation-cardioversion-after-percutaneous-mitral-balloon-valvuloplasty-on-echocardiographic-left-and-right-atrial-functions
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Ayman Morttada Md, Aly Ramzy Md, Said Khaled Md, Amal Ayoub Md, Sameh Samir Md, Hossam Zaki Md
Amongst patients with mitral stenosis (MS), the most common complication is AF.Our study aimed at evaluating the effect of AF cardioversion after Percutaneous Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty (PMBV) on echocardiographic atrial functions. The study included 34 patients with MS and AF, presenting to Ain-shams University hospitals, who underwent successful PMBV then randomized into 2 different groups according to AF management strategy. Group-I patients (n=16) received DC cardioversion after amiodarone infusion (within 24 hours post-PMBV) in addition to anticoagulation...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884609/tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-comparing-transthoracic-to-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Henry Skinner, Hazlyna Kamaruddin, Thomas Mathew
OBJECTIVE: Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) represents movement of the lateral annulus of the tricuspid valve toward the apex and denotes right ventricular contractility in the long axis. In transesophageal echocardiography with the probe in the mid-esophagus, TAPSE occurs at a significant angle to the M-mode scan line. The authors describe a novel method to assess TAPSE in 2 dimensions (2D) and compare this with an established method. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871765/-evaluation-of-cardiac-function-in-a-group-of-small-for-gestational-age-school-age-children-treated-with-growth-hormone
#3
Esther Aurensanz Clemente, Ariadna Ayerza Casas, Pilar Samper Villagrasa, Pablo Ruiz Frontera, Gloria Bueno Lozano
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Small for gestational age (SGA) patients have an increased risk of developing a cardiovascular pathology, as well as a metabolic syndrome. Our objective is to evaluate the cardiac morphology and function of SGA children treated with growth hormone (GH), identifying changes that could potentially have long-term consequences. METHODS: We selected 23 SGA school-age patients and 23 healthy children. We measured their weight, height, blood pressure and heart rate...
November 18, 2016: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860029/different-correlates-but-similar-prognostic-implications-for-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-heart-failure-patients-with-reduced-or-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Stefano Ghio, Marco Guazzi, Angela Beatrice Scardovi, Catherine Klersy, Francesco Clemenza, Erberto Carluccio, Pier Luigi Temporelli, Andrea Rossi, Pompilio Faggiano, Egidio Traversi, Olga Vriz, Frank Lloyd Dini
AIMS: To evaluate whether the clinical and echocardiographic correlates and the prognostic significance of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction are different in heart failure patients with reduced (HFrEF), mid-range (HFmrEF), or preserved (HFpEF) left ventricular ejection fraction. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study included 1663 patients with heart failure caused by ischaemic or hypertensive heart disease or by idiopathic cardiomyopathy. Left ventricular ejection fraction was <40% in 1123 patients (HFrEF), 40-49% in 156 patients (HFmrEF) and ≥50% in 384 patients (HFpEF)...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854396/maternal-cardiac-function-after-hellp-syndrome-an-echocardiographic-study
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Rossana Orabona, Enrico Vizzardi, Edoardo Sciatti, Federico Prefumo, Ivano Bonadei, Adriana Valcamonico, Marco Metra, Tiziana Frusca
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate maternal hemodynamics in asymptomatic women with a pregnancy complicated by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome, and compare it with patients with a previous preeclampsia (PE) and controls with uncomplicated pregnancies. METHODS: Women with a history of PE (n = 60) or HELLP syndrome (n = 49) and matched healthy controls (n = 60) underwent an echocardiographic examination 6 months-4 years after delivery, recording left ventricular (LV) dimensions, ejection fraction (LVEF) and mass, right ventricular (RV) tricuspid annular plane systolic movement (TAPSE) and fractional area changing (FAC)...
November 10, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812790/the-role-of-sleeve-gastrectomy-in-reducing-cardiovascular-risk
#6
Tromba Luciana, Tartaglia Francesco, Carbotta Sabino, Sforza Nadia, Pelle Fabio, Colagiovanni Vanessa, Carbotta Giovanni, Cavaiola Stefania, Casella Giovanni
BACKGROUND: Obesity is an independent cardiovascular risk factor and a catalyst of other cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and metabolic syndrome. METHODS: We analyzed cardiovascular risk in obese patients before and after sleeve gastrectomy (SG). To this end, we studied changes in body mass index (BMI), blood chemistry parameters that characterize the risk of atherosclerosis and instrumental parameters (objective markers of this risk), namely intima-media thickness (IMT) and flow-mediated dilation (FMD), the latter reflecting endothelial function...
November 4, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811168/measures-of-right-ventricular-function-after-transcatheter-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
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Lars Grønlykke, Nikolaj Ihlemann, Anh Thuc Ngo, Hans Gustav Hørsted Thyregod, Jesper Kjaergaard, André Korshin, Finn Gustafsson, Christian Hassager, Jens Christian Nilsson, Lars Søndergaard, Hanne Berg Ravn
OBJECTIVES: Describe changes in measures of right ventricular (RV) function in patients treated for aortic stenosis using open-chest surgery (SAVR) or transcatheter treatment (TAVR). METHODS: Patients in the Nordic Aortic Valve Intervention (NOTION) trial were randomized 1:1 to TAVR (n = 114) or SAVR (n = 106). Echocardiography was performed at baseline and 3 and 12 months post-procedure. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) and right ventricular fractional area change (RVFAC) were used as measures of longitudinal and transverse RV contraction...
November 3, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795630/high-hemodialysis-vascular-access-flow-and-impaired-right-ventricular-function-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
#8
S Yilmaz, M Yetim, B K Yilmaz, T Dogan, E Aksoy, N Yuksel, I Dogan
There are limited data showing right ventricular preload increase due to high-flow arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). This cross-sectional study investigated whether high AVF flow had an impact on right ventricular function in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Sixty-four patients aged between 18 and 85 years who were on routine hemodialysis with >2 hemodialysis sessions per week for at least 3 months via an AVF were studied. Patients with inadequate flow fistulas, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, history of pulmonary embolism, primary pulmonary hypertension, severe mitral, aortic or pulmonary regurgitation, and/or stenosis were excluded...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793505/emergency-physician-performed-tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-in-the-evaluation-of-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
#9
James Daley, John Grotberg, Joseph Pare, Amanda Medoro, Rachel Liu, Michael Kennedy Hall, Andrew Taylor, Christopher L Moore
OBJECTIVES: The primary objectives were to describe the diagnostic characteristics tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) for pulmonary embolism (PE) and to optimize the measurement cutoff of TAPSE for the diagnosis of PE. Secondary objectives included assessment of interrater reliability and the quantitative visual estimation of TAPSE. METHODS: This is a prospective observational cohort study involving a convenience sample of patients at an urban academic emergency department...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793158/clinical-and-echocardiographic-predictors-of-mortality-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Talal Dahhan, Irfan Siddiqui, Victor F Tapson, Eric J Velazquez, Stephanie Sun, Clemontina A Davenport, Zainab Samad, Sudarshan Rajagopal
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of adding quantitative assessments of cardiac function from echocardiography to clinical factors in predicting the outcome of patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of acute PE, based on a positive ventilation perfusion scan or computed tomography (CT) chest angiogram, were identified using the Duke University Hospital Database. Of these, 69 had echocardiograms within 24-48 h of the diagnosis that were suitable for offline analysis...
October 28, 2016: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784446/-effect-of-50-mg-alteplase-to-intermediate-risk-pulmonary-embolism-with-right-ventricular-dysfunction
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Q H Xu, W L Li, Z M Cai, Y C Lin, S P Huang
Objective: To investigate the effect of 50 mg alteplase to intermediate-risk acute pulmonary embolism (APE) with right ventricular dysfunction. Methods: From May 2011 to May 2015, a total of 73 patients with intermediate-risk APE, furthermore, right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP)>40 mmHg and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)>100 ng/L, were allocated to receive 50 mg alteplase plus anti-coagulation (thrombolysis group, TG, n=35) or anticoagulation alone (control group CG, n=38) according to their will...
October 18, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753979/os-12-06-effect-of-long-term-iloprost-treatment-on-the-right-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-eisenmenger-syndrome
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Kyoung Im Cho, Min Gu Chon
OBJECTIVE: Inhaled ilroprost can improve clinical status and symptoms in Eisenmenger syndrome (ES). Right ventricular (RV) function is important prognostic factor of pulmonary arterial hypertension. But there has been insufficient data in echocardiographic parameters related to RV function after long term iloprost therapy. So we evaluated effect of long term iloprost treatment on RV function and other parameters measured by echocardiography in this study. DESIGN AND METHOD: Eleven consecutive patients with ES associated with congenital heart disease underwent echocardiographic measurements at baseline and 48 weeks after iloprost therapy...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742242/impact-of-right-ventricular-dysfunction-and-tricuspid-regurgitation-on-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Lorin Arie Schwartz, Zach Rozenbaum, Ehab Ghantous, Judith Kramarz, Simon Biner, Michael Ghermezi, Jason Shimiaie, Ariel Finkelstein, Shmuel Banai, Galit Aviram, Meirav Ingbir, Gad Keren, Yan Topilsky
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction and tricuspid regurgitation (TR) may coexist with aortic stenosis. The aim of this study was to assess the association between RV dysfunction, TR, associated comorbidities, and outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of baseline and 6-month clinical and echocardiographic parameters, including TR grade, RV size (grade, end-diastolic and end-systolic areas, annular diameter), and function (grade, tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion [TAPSE], fractional area change, Tei index), in 519 consecutive TAVR patients...
October 11, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739100/a-novel-semiquantitative-assessment-of-right-ventricular-systolic-function-with-a-modified-subcostal-echocardiographic-view
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José L Díaz-Gómez, Andres Borja Alvarez, Jonathan J Danaraj, Michelle L Freeman, Augustine S Lee, Farouk Mookadam, Brian P Shapiro, Harish Ramakrishna
OBJECTIVES: The tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) is a validated measure of right ventricular function; however, the apical echocardiographic window varies and has limitations in intensive care unit (ICU) patients receiving mechanical ventilation or those with underlying disease and air entrapment. We aimed to evaluate the subcostal echocardiographic assessment of tricuspid annular kick (SEATAK) as an alternative to TAPSE in critically ill patients. METHODS: To measure SEATAK, we obtained the subcostal inferior vena cava view and used M-mode to measure excursion of the tricuspid annulus (kick)...
October 14, 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733941/the-implication-of-tissue-doppler-echocardiography-and-cardiopulmonary-exercise-in-early-detection-of-cardiac-dysfunction-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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Basant M Elnady, Ayman Saeed Mohamed Abdelghafar, El Shazly Abdul Khalik, Mohammed Mesfer Algethami, A S Basiony, Mona Dhaif Allah Al-Otaibi, Maram Eidhah Al-Otaibi
OBJECTIVE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can present limitations to exercise capacity and quality of life (QoL) because of various clinical conditions, such as pulmonary disease or heart disease. Tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDE) offers the promise of an objective measurement to quantify regional and global ventricular function through the assessment of myocardial velocity data. This study aimed to assess the intensity of left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) systolic and diastolic dysfunction in SLE patients by means of TDE and cardiopulmonary exercise (CPX) testing to determine their impact on QoL...
September 2016: Eur J Rheumatol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728861/tapse-an-old-but-useful-tool-in-different-diseases
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Elio Aloia, Matteo Cameli, Flavio D'Ascenzi, Carlotta Sciaccaluga, Sergio Mondillo
RV function is an important component of overall heart function with prognostic value in predicting symptomatic limitation and outcome in different cardiovascular pathologies. RV longitudinal contraction accounts for the majority of total RV function, up to 80%, as compared to transverse shortening. Calculation of RV volume and RV ejection fraction (RVEF) remains hampered by the complex RV geometry and we lack a good geometric model allowing the calculation of right ventricular ejection fraction; secondly, the large apical trabeculations of the right ventricle make the endocardial delineation more difficult to obtain than for the left ventricle...
December 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696506/echocardiographic-assessment-of-right-ventricular-contractile-reserve-in-healthy-subjects
#17
Michele D'Alto, Adriana Pavelescu, Paola Argiento, Emanuele Romeo, Anna Correra, Giovanni Maria Di Marco, Antonello D'Andrea, Berardo Sarubbi, Maria Giovanna Russo, Robert Naeije
BACKGROUND: Exercise-induced increase in pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) as a possible measure of right ventricular (RV) contractile reserve has been shown to predict survival in severe pulmonary hypertension. However, RV contractile reserve can also be measured by changes in stroke volume (SV), tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), or tricuspid annular systolic velocity (S'). The limits of normal values and the functional significance of these changes in healthy subjects are not well known...
October 2, 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695491/tricuspid-annulus-plane-systolic-excursion-tapse-has-superior-predictive-value-compared-to-right-ventricular-to-left-ventricular-ratio-in-normotensive-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#18
Marzanna Paczyńska, Piotr Sobieraj, Łukasz Burzyński, Maciej Kostrubiec, Małgorzata Wiśniewska, Piotr Bienias, Katarzyna Kurnicka, Barbara Lichodziejewska, Piotr Pruszczyk, Michał Ciurzyński
INTRODUCTION: Right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) is an indicator of poor prognosis in normotensive patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). The aim of this study was to compare right ventricular (RV)/left ventricular (LV) ratio measured by echocardiography and multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) with tricuspid annulus plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) as a prognostic factor of APE-related 30-day mortality. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined 76 patients with confirmed APE, hemodynamically stable at admission...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686556/a-meta-analysis-for-echocardiographic-assessment-of-right-ventricular-structure-and-function-in-arvc
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M Qasem, V Utomi, K George, J Somauroo, A Zaidi, L Forsythe, S Bhattacharrya, G Lloyd, B Rana, L Ring, S Robinson, R Senior, N Sheikh, M Sitali, J Sandoval, R Steeds, M Stout, J Willis, D Oxborough
INTRODUCTION: Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited pathology that can increase the risk of sudden death. Current Task Force Criteria for echocardiographic diagnosis do not include new, regional assessment tools which may be relevant in a phenotypically diverse disease. We adopted a systematic review and meta-analysis approach to highlight echocardiographic indices that differentiated ARVC patients and healthy controls. METHODS: Data was extracted and analysed from prospective trials that employed a case-control design meeting strict inclusion and exclusion as well as a-priori quality criteria...
September 29, 2016: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683609/assessment-of-the-physiologic-contribution-of-right-atrial-function-to-total-right-heart-function-in-patients-with-and-without-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#20
Joseph A Sivak, Amresh Raina, Paul R Forfia
Total right heart function requires normal function of both the right ventricle and the right atrium. However, the degree to which right atrial (RA) function and right ventricular (RV) function each contribute to total right heart function has not been quantified. In this study, we aimed to quantify the contribution of RA function to total right heart function in a group of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients compared to a cohort of normal controls without cardiovascular disease. The normal cohort comprised 35 subjects with normal clinical echocardiograms, while the PAH cohort included 37 patients, of whom 31 had echocardiograms before and after initiation of PAH-specific therapy...
September 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
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