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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217233/bidirectional-ventricular-tachycardia-in-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Mina M Benjamin, Kevin Hayes, Michael E Field, Melvin M Scheinman, Kurt S Hoffmayer
A 73-year-old man with history of pulmonary sarcoidosis was found to have runs of non-sustained bidirectional ventricular tachycardia (BVT) with two different QRS morphologies on a Holter monitor. Cardiac magnetic resonance delayed gadolinium imaging revealed a region of patchy mid-myocardial enhancement within the left ventricular basal inferolateral myocardium. An 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) showed increased uptake in the same area, consistent with active sarcoid, with no septal involvement...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205593/imaging-cardiac-scn5a-using-the-novel-f-18-radiotracer-radiocaine
#2
Jacob M Hooker, Martin G Strebl, Frederick A Schroeder, Hsiao-Ying Wey, Amrut V Ambardekar, Timothy A McKinsey, Matthias Schoenberger
The key function of the heart, a well-orchestrated series of contractions, is controlled by cardiac action potentials. These action potentials are initiated and propagated by a single isoform of voltage gated sodium channels - SCN5A. However, linking changes in SCN5A expression levels to human disease in vivo has not yet been possible. Radiocaine, an F-18 radiotracer for positron emission tomography (PET), is the first SCN5A imaging agent in the heart. Explants from healthy and failing human hearts were compared using radiocaine autoradiography to determine that the failing heart has ~30% lower SCN5A levels - the first evidence of changes in SCN5A expression in humans as a function of disease...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205113/cardiac-pet-ct-with-rb-82-optimization-of-image-acquisition-and-reconstruction-parameters
#3
P Chilra, S Gnesin, G Allenbach, M Monteiro, J O Prior, L Vieira, J A Pires Jorge
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to characterize the influence of time-of-flight (TOF) and point spread function (PSF) recovery corrections, as well as ordered subset expectation maximization (OSEM) reconstruction parameters, in (82)Rb PET/CT quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) and myocardial flow reserve (MFR). Rest and stress list-mode dynamic (82)Rb PET acquisition data from 10 patients without myocardial flow defects and 10 patients with myocardial blood flow defects were reconstructed retrospectively...
December 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202051/variability-of-radiation-doses-of-cardiac-diagnostic-imaging-tests-the-radio-evinci-study-radiationdose-subproject-of-the-evinci-study
#4
Clara Carpeggiani, Eugenio Picano, Marco Brambilla, Claudio Michelassi, Juhani Knuuti, Philipp Kauffman, S Richard Underwood, Danilo Neglia
BACKGROUND: Patients with coronary artery disease can accumulate significant radiation dose through repeated exposures to coronary computed tomographic angiography, myocardial perfusion imaging with single photon emission computed tomography or positron emission tomography, and to invasive coronary angiography. Aim of the study was to audit radiation doses of coronary computed tomographic angiography, single photon emission computed tomography, positron emission tomography and invasive coronary angiography in patients enrolled in the prospective, randomized, multi-centre European study-EVINCI (Evaluation of Integrated Cardiac Imaging for the Detection and Characterization of Ischemic Heart Disease)...
February 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188475/myocardial-perfusion-imaging-with-pet
#5
Roel S Driessen, Pieter G Raijmakers, Wijnand J Stuijfzand, Paul Knaapen
Noninvasive assessment of coronary artery disease remains a challenging task, with a large armamentarium of diagnostic modalities. Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is widely used for this purpose whereby cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) is considered the gold standard. Next to relative radiotracer distribution, PET allows for measurement of absolute myocardial blood flow. This quantification of perfusion improves diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value. Cardiac hybrid imaging relies on the fusion of anatomical and functional imaging using coronary computed tomography angiography and MPI, respectively, and provides incremental value as compared with either stand-alone modality...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185231/erratum-to-image-fusion-between-18f-fdg-pet-and-mri-in-cardiac-sarcoidosis-a-case-series
#6
Shahin Zandieh, Reinhard Bernt, Siroos Mirzaei, Joerg Haller, Klaus Hergan, Christian Pirich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185172/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-angiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis
#7
REVIEW
A Roque, M N Pizzi, H Cuéllar-Calàbria, S Aguadé-Bruix
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the current imaging role of (18)F-fluordeoxyglucose positron emission computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) combined with cardiac CT angiography (CTA) in infective endocarditis and discusses the strengths and limitations of this technique. RECENT FINDINGS: The diagnosis of infective endocarditis affecting prosthetic valves and intracardiac devices is challenging because echocardiography and, therefore, the modified Duke criteria have well-recognized limitations in this clinical scenario...
February 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185169/enhancing-cardiac-pet-by-motion-correction-techniques
#8
REVIEW
Mathieu Rubeaux, Mhairi K Doris, Adam Alessio, Piotr J Slomka
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) images often contain errors due to cardiac, respiratory, and patient motion during relatively long image acquisition. Advanced motion compensation techniques may improve PET spatial resolution, eliminate potential artifacts, and ultimately improve the research and clinical capabilities of PET. RECENT FINDINGS: Combined cardiac and respiratory gating has only recently been implemented in clinical PET systems...
February 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183991/cardiac-and-respiratory-motion-correction-for-simultaneous-cardiac-pet-mr
#9
Christoph Kolbitsch, Mark A Ahlman, Cynthia Davies-Venn, Robert Evers, Michael Hansen, Devis Peressutti, Paul Marsden, Peter Kellman, David A Bluemke, Tobias Schaeffter
Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a versatile imaging technique providing important diagnostic information about ischemic heart diseases. Respiratory and cardiac motion of the heart can strongly impair image quality and therefore diagnostic accuracy of cardiac PET scans. The aim of this study is to investigate a new cardiac PET-Magnetic Resonance (MR) approach providing respiratory and cardiac motion-compensated MR and PET images in less than five minutes. Methods: Free-breathing 3D MR data was acquired and retrospectively binned into multiple respiratory and cardiac motion states...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176254/-18-fluorine-sodium-fluoride-positron-emission-tomography-a-potential-biomarker-of-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis
#10
Rachelle Morgenstern, Randy Yeh, Adam Castano, Mathew S Maurer, Sabahat Bokhari
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive imaging to diagnose and quantify amyloid load, progression, and response to treatment are central for the care of patients with cardiac amyloidosis. (18)Fluorine-labeled sodium fluoride ((18)F-NaF) is a widely available radioisotope and PET imaging allows for absolute quantification of tracer uptake. METHODS: Patients with biopsy-proven transthyretin (ATTR-CA) and light-chain cardiac amyloidosis (AL) (3 ATTRwt, 2 ATTRV122I, 2 AL) and controls (n = 5), underwent (18)F-NaF PET imaging...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176182/rb-82-pet-ct-left-ventricular-mass-to-volume-ratios
#11
Andrew Van Tosh, Nathaniel Reichek, C David Cooke, Christopher J Palestro, Kenneth J Nichols
Left ventricular (LV) mass:volume ratios indexed to body size (Mi/Vi) provide risk stratification for cardiac events. We sought to determine whether Rb-82 PET mass and volume indices are similar to MRI normal values for low likelihood subjects, and whether abnormal indices are related to abnormal myocardial blood flow (MBF). Data were analyzed retrospectively for 194 patients referred for rest/stress Rb-82 PET. LV EF, volume and mass values were calculated and mass:volume ratios were indexed to patients' height and weight...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167498/myocardial-oxygen-consumption-and-efficiency-in-aortic-valve-stenosis-patients-with-and-without-heart-failure
#12
Nils Henrik Stubkjær Hansson, Jens Sörensen, Hendrik Johannes Harms, Won Yong Kim, Roni Nielsen, Lars P Tolbod, Jørgen Frøkiær, Kirsten Bouchelouche, Karen Kaae Dodt, Inger Sihm, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen, Henrik Wiggers
BACKGROUND: Myocardial oxygen consumption (MVO2) and its coupling to contractile work are fundamentals of cardiac function and may be involved causally in the transition from compensated left ventricular hypertrophy to failure. Nevertheless, these processes have not been studied previously in patients with aortic valve stenosis (AS). METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants underwent (11)C-acetate positron emission tomography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and echocardiography to measure MVO2 and myocardial external efficiency (MEE) defined as the ratio of left ventricular stroke work and the energy equivalent of MVO2...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166144/retro-orbital-breast-cardiac-skin-and-subcutaneous-metastases-of-neuroendocrine-tumor-from-a-tail-gut-cyst-on-68ga-dotatate-pet-ct-imaging
#13
Emine Acar, Hatice Durak, Sare Kabukcuoğlu, Serap Işiksoy, Gamze Çapa Kaya
Tail gut cysts are rare congenital lesions developing from postanal primitive gut remnants. They are mostly benign but carry a potential of malignant transformation, such as adenocarcinoma, neuroendocrine tumor, adenosquamous carcinoma, and pseudomyxoma peritonei. We present a 39-year-old woman with a neuroendocrine tumor arising within a tail gut cyst. She underwent complete resection in 2011. After 4 years, she was admitted with breast nodules, left proptosis, and gaze difficulties. Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT demonstrated extensive metastases including pelvic, lymph node, adrenal gland, bone, retro-orbital, cardiac, breast, skin, and subcutaneous metastases...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160263/effect-of-prolonged-fasting-and-low-molecular-weight-heparin-or-warfarin-therapies-on-2-deoxy-2-18f-fluoro-d-glucose-pet-cardiac-uptake
#14
Assuero Giorgetti, Gavino Marras, Dario Genovesi, Elena Filidei, Antonio Bottoni, Maurizio Mangione, Michele Emdin, Paolo Marzullo
BACKGROUND: Whether anticoagulants other than unfractionated heparin are able to suppress cardiac PET uptake of 2-deoxy-2-[18F]-fluoro-D-glucose (18F-FDG) is unknown. METHODS: One-hundred-seventy-four patients without history and clinical evidence of cardiac dysfunction and/or coronary heart disease underwent a 18F-FDG PET/CT study. All patients were studied with a >12-hours fasting and divided into 2 groups: group-1 without anticoagulant therapy (n:75); group-2 patients on low molecular weight heparin (n:60) or warfarin therapy (n:39)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159427/left-ventricular-rigid-body-rotation-in-a-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-patient-with-cardiac-involvement-a-case-from-the-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiographic-magyar-path-study
#15
Dóra Földeák, Anita Kalapos, Péter Domsik, Mária Sinkó, Nóra Szeleczki, Enikő Bagdi, László Krenács, Tamás Forster, Zita Borbényi, Attila Nemes
Secondary myocardial involvement by diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is a rare occurrence. Left ventricular (LV) twist is considered an essential part of LV function. In normal circumstances LV twist results from the movement of two orthogonally oriented muscular bands of a helical myocardial structure with consequent clockwise rotation of the base and counterclockwise rotation of the apex. Three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (3DSTE) has been found to be feasible for non-invasive 3D quantification of LV wall motion and rotational mechanics...
February 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150111/spect-and-pet-in-ischemic-heart-failure
#16
George Angelidis, Gregory Giamouzis, Georgios Karagiannis, Javed Butler, Ioannis Tsougos, Varvara Valotassiou, George Giannakoulas, Nikolaos Dimakopoulos, Andrew Xanthopoulos, John Skoularigis, Filippos Triposkiadis, Panagiotis Georgoulias
Heart failure is a common clinical syndrome associated with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of heart failure, at least in the industrialized countries. Proper diagnosis of the syndrome and management of patients with heart failure require anatomical and functional information obtained through various imaging modalities. Nuclear cardiology techniques play a main role in the evaluation of heart failure. Myocardial single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with thallium-201 or technetium-99 m labelled tracers offer valuable data regarding ventricular function, myocardial perfusion, viability, and intraventricular synchronism...
February 2, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138814/regadenoson-induced-hyperemia-for-absolute-myocardial-blood-flow-quantitation-by-13-n-ammonia-pet-and-detection-of-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy
#17
EDITORIAL
René R Sevag Packard, Jamshid Maddahi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 30, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138813/noninvasive-pet-quantitative-myocardial-blood-flow-with-regadenoson-for-assessing-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy-in-orthotopic-heart-transplantation-patients
#18
Miguel Hernandez Pampaloni, Uttam M Shrestha, Maria Sciammarella, Youngho Seo, Grant T Gullberg, Elias H Botvinick
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification and early detection of cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is essential in orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) patients. This study assesses the changes in myocardial blood flow (MBF) noninvasively in OHT patients using quantitative cardiac PET with regadenoson. METHODS: Twelve patients (Group 1) (8 males, 4 females, mean age 55 ± 7 years) with no history of post OHT myocardial ischemia were enrolled 5.4 ± 2.0 years after OHT...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129334/a-novel-positron-emission-tomography-pet-approach-to-monitor-cardiac-metabolic-pathway-remodeling-in-response-to-sunitinib-malate
#19
Alice C O'Farrell, Rhys Evans, Johanna M U Silvola, Ian S Miller, Emer Conroy, Suzanne Hector, Maurice Cary, David W Murray, Monika A Jarzabek, Ashwini Maratha, Marina Alamanou, Girish Mallya Udupi, Liam Shiels, Celine Pallaud, Antti Saraste, Heidi Liljenbäck, Matti Jauhiainen, Vesa Oikonen, Axel Ducret, Paul Cutler, Fionnuala M McAuliffe, Jacques A Rousseau, Roger Lecomte, Suzanne Gascon, Zoltan Arany, Bonnie Ky, Thomas Force, Juhani Knuuti, William M Gallagher, Anne Roivainen, Annette T Byrne
Sunitinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of multiple solid tumors. However, cardiotoxicity is of increasing concern, with a need to develop rational mechanism driven approaches for the early detection of cardiac dysfunction. We sought to interrogate changes in cardiac energy substrate usage during sunitinib treatment, hypothesising that these changes could represent a strategy for the early detection of cardiotoxicity. Balb/CJ mice or Sprague-Dawley rats were treated orally for 4 weeks with 40 or 20 mg/kg/day sunitinib...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120237/hibernating-substrate-of-ventricular-tachycardia-a-three-dimensional-metabolic-and-electro-anatomic-assessment
#20
Ayman A Hussein, Michelle Niekoop, Vasken Dilsizian, Yousra Ghzally, Mohammed Abdulghani, Ramazan Asoglu, Wengen Chen, Mark Smith, Vincent See, Stephen R Shorofsky, Timm-Michael Dickfeld
PURPOSE: Hibernating myocardium (HM) is associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD). Little is known about the electrophysiological properties of HM and the basis of its association with SCD. We aimed to electrophysiologically characterize HM in patients with ventricular tachycardia (VT). METHODS: Endocardial voltage mapping, metabolic (18)FDG-positron emission tomography (PET) and perfusion (82)Rb, (201)Tl, or (99m)Tc scans were performed in 61 ischemic heart disease patients with VT...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
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