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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734900/molecular-imaging-in-stem-cell-based-therapies-of-cardiac-diseases
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Xiang Li, Marcus Hacker
In the past 15years, despite regenerative medicine has shown great potential for cardiovascular diseases, the outcome and safety of stem cell transplantation has shown controversial results in the published literature. Medical imaging might be useful for monitoring and quantification transplanted cells within the heart and to serially characterize the effects of stem cell therapy of the myocardium. From the multiple available noninvasive imaging techniques, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear imaging by positron (PET) or single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT) are the most used clinical approaches to follow the fate of transplanted stem cells in vivo...
July 19, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718074/advances-in-imaging-instrumentation-for-nuclear-cardiology
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Jae Sung Lee, Gil Kovalski, Tali Sharir, Dong Soo Lee
Advances in imaging instrumentation and technology have greatly contributed to nuclear cardiology. Dedicated cardiac SPECT cameras incorporating novel, highly efficient detector, collimator, and system designs have emerged with the expansion of nuclear cardiology. Solid-state radiation detectors incorporating cadmium zinc telluride, which directly convert radiation to electrical signals and yield improved energy resolution and spatial resolution and enhanced count sensitivity geometries, are increasingly gaining favor as the detector of choice for application in dedicated cardiac SPECT systems...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707262/exercise-n-13-cardiac-positron-emission-tomography-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-detecting-ischemia-in-an-adult-patient-with-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-the-left-main-coronary-artery-from-the-right-coronary-sinus
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Matthew R Summers, Hani Najm, James L Gentry Iii, Wael A Jaber
Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery is a rare congenital condition that has variable presentations from atypical chest pain to syncope and cardiac arrest. Commonly used myocardial perfusion imaging techniques, stress agents, and perfusion agents may have limited ability to detect inducible ischemia in this rare patient group. We herein describe a unique case of anomalous left main coronary artery from a common right coronary sinus ostium with a subpulmonic and intramyocardial course. This patient had multiple atypical chest pain presentations and multiple-negative pharmacologic single-photon emission-computed tomography stress tests performed...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706558/qiliqiangxin-enhances-cardiac-glucose-metabolism-and-improves-diastolic-function-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Jingfeng Wang, Zhiming Li, Yanyan Wang, Jingjing Zhang, Weipeng Zhao, Mingqiang Fu, Xueting Han, Jingmin Zhou, Junbo Ge
Cardiac diastolic dysfunction has emerged as a growing type of heart failure. The present study aims to explore whether Qiliqiangxin (QL) can benefit cardiac diastolic function in spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) through enhancement of cardiac glucose metabolism. Fifteen 12-month-old male SHRs were randomly divided into QL-treated, olmesartan-treated, and saline-treated groups. Age-matched WKY rats served as normal controls. Echocardiography and histological analysis were performed. Myocardial glucose uptake was determined by (18)F-FDG using small-animal PET imaging...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701474/detecting-human-coronary-inflammation-by-imaging-perivascular-fat
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Alexios S Antonopoulos, Fabio Sanna, Nikant Sabharwal, Sheena Thomas, Evangelos K Oikonomou, Laura Herdman, Marios Margaritis, Cheerag Shirodaria, Anna-Maria Kampoli, Ioannis Akoumianakis, Mario Petrou, Rana Sayeed, George Krasopoulos, Constantinos Psarros, Patricia Ciccone, Carl M Brophy, Janet Digby, Andrew Kelion, Raman Uberoi, Suzan Anthony, Nikolaos Alexopoulos, Dimitris Tousoulis, Stephan Achenbach, Stefan Neubauer, Keith M Channon, Charalambos Antoniades
Early detection of vascular inflammation would allow deployment of targeted strategies for the prevention or treatment of multiple disease states. Because vascular inflammation is not detectable with commonly used imaging modalities, we hypothesized that phenotypic changes in perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) induced by vascular inflammation could be quantified using a new computerized tomography (CT) angiography methodology. We show that inflamed human vessels release cytokines that prevent lipid accumulation in PVAT-derived preadipocytes in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo...
July 12, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700484/cardiac-metastasis-of-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma-complicated-by-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report
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Sonaz Malekzadeh, Alexandra Platon, Pierre-Alexandre Poletti
RATIONALE: Cardiac metastasis is known as a rare complication of head and neck malignancy. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a 58-year-old woman patient with a history of tongue carcinoma who was admitted in emergency department for sudden chest pain. Imaging work-up by computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) diagnosed a cardiac metastasis complicated by intraventricular thrombus and pulmonary embolism. DIAGNOSIS: Cardiac metastasis from tongue carcinoma complicated by pulmonary embolism...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699071/microvascular-dysfunction-in-infiltrative-cardiomyopathies
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Ornella Rimoldi, Francesco Maranta
Infiltrative heart diseases are characterized by myocardial tissue alterations leading to mechanical dysfunction which in turn develops into bi-ventricular congestive heart failure. Also the coronary microvasculature undergoes significant remodeling and dysfunction. The effects of the unbalance of the mechanical cross-talk between cardiac muscle and vessels and of the impairment of vasodilatory function can be measured non-invasively by means of positron emission tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance.
July 11, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698323/performance-of-highly-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t-assay-to-detect-ischaemia-at-pet-ct-in-low-risk-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-prospective-observational-study
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Beata Morawiec, Stephane Fournier, Maxime Tapponnier, John O Prior, Pierre Monney, Vincent Dunet, Nathalie Lauriers, Frederique Recordon, Catalina Trana, Juan-Fernando Iglesias, Damian Kawecki, Olivier Boulat, Daniel Bardy, Sabine Lamsidri, Eric Eeckhout, Olivier Hugli, Olivier Muller
BACKGROUND: Highly sensitive troponin T (hs-TnT) assay has improved clinical decision-making for patients admitted with chest pain. However, this assay's performance in detecting myocardial ischaemia in a lowrisk population has been poorly documented. PURPOSE: To assess hs-TnT assay's performance to detect myocardial ischaemia at positron emission tomography/CT (PET-CT) in low-risk patients admitted with chest pain. METHODS: Patients admitted for chest pain with a nonconclusive ECG and negative standard cardiac troponin T results at admission and after 6 hours were prospectively enrolled...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697563/autonomic-cardiac-function-in-preclinical-alzheimer-s-disease
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Cláudia Y Santos, Jason T Machan, Wen-Chih Wu, Peter J Snyder
To explore early autonomic cardiac changes in pre-clinical Alzheimer's disease (AD), we have evaluated electrocardiologic measures of vagal tone for 63 adults (ages 55-75) at rest, during cognitive testing, and then again at rest. All subjects had multiple risk factors for AD, and all completed amyloid PET scans (18F-Florbetapir) to determine amyloid positivity (Aβ+). No change in electrocardiographic measures were observed for Aβ+ participants under each testing condition, whereas Aβ-subjects showed an expected increase in vagal tone during the cognitive stress condition...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695407/nuclear-cardiology-in-china-2017
#10
Gongshun Tang
This paper provides the current state of nuclear cardiology in China and contrasts it with the state of nuclear cardiology in the United States (US). The West China Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) were used as representative hospitals to contrast nuclear cardiology in China and the US, respectively. In 2015, there were 101 medical cyclotrons, 774 SPECT or SPECT/CT, 240 PET/CT, and 6 PET/MR cameras in China. Most (~90%) of the nuclear cardiology studies are gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), and ~10% are other types of studies including MUGA, PET/CT MPI, and viability studies...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688629/directional-analysis-of-cardiac-motion-field-from-gated-fluorodeoxyglucose-pet-images-using-the-discrete-helmholtz-hodge-decomposition
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J A Sims, M C Giorgi, M A Oliveira, J C Meneghetti, M A Gutierrez
OBJECTIVES: Extract directional information related to left ventricular (LV) rotation and torsion from a 4D PET motion field using the Discrete Helmholtz Hodge Decomposition (DHHD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Synthetic motion fields were created using superposition of rotational and radial field components and cardiac fields produced using optical flow from a control and patient image. These were decomposed into curl-free (CF) and divergence-free (DF) components using the DHHD...
June 29, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687967/relationship-of-non-invasive-quantification-of-myocardial-blood-flow-to-arrhythmic-events-in-patients-with-implantable-cardiac-defibrillators
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Michael Ghannam, Krasimira Mikhova, Hong Jun Yun, John J Lazarus, Matthew Konerman, Ashraf Saleh, Richard L Weinberg, Ryan Cunnane, Ravi V Shah, Keri M Hiller, Edward P Ficaro, James R Corbett, Venkatesh L Murthy
BACKGROUND: Ischemia contributes to arrhythmogenesis though its role is incompletely understood. Abnormal myocardial perfusion measured by PET imaging may predict ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) in a high-risk population. METHODS: Patients with implantable cardiac defibrillators who had undergone rubidium-82 cardiac PET imaging were identified. Patients were stratified by median MBF and MFR values for analysis. The Cox proportional hazards model was used to assess the impact of myocardial perfusion on survival free of VT independent of critical covariates...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685252/imaging-the-event-prone-coronary-artery-plaque
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Andreas A Giannopoulos, Dominik C Benz, Christoph Gräni, Ronny R Buechel
Acute coronary events, the dreaded manifestation of coronary atherosclerosis, remain one of the main contributors to mortality and disability in the developed world. The majority of those events are associated with atherosclerotic plaques-related thrombus formation following an acute disruption, that being rupture or erosion, of an event-prone lesion. These historically termed vulnerable plaques have been the target of numerous benchtop and clinical research endeavors, yet to date without solid results that would allow for early identification and potential treatment...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681340/fdg-pet-ct-findings-of-extra-thoracic-sarcoid-are-associated-with-cardiac-sarcoid-a-rationale-for-using-fgd-pet-ct-for-cardiac-sarcoid-evaluation
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Darshan C Patel, Senthil S Gunasekaran, Christopher Goettl, Nadera J Sweiss, Yang Lu
PURPOSE: This retrospective study investigates the relationship between cardiac and extra-thoracic sarcoid findings on FDG PET-CT using a 72-hour pretest high-fat, high-protein, and very low-carbohydrate (HFHPVLC) diet. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 196 consecutive FDG PET-CT scans with 72-hour HFHPVLC diet preparation were performed between December 2014 and December 2015 in known sarcoid patients. Of these scans, 5 were excluded for non-adherence to diet preparation or underlying cancer...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673042/independent-prognostic-value-of-left-ventricular-contractile-reserve-and-chronotropic-response-in-patients-with-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-undergoing-vasodilator-stress-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-with-rb-82-positron-emission-tomography
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Balaji K Tamarappoo, Lee Fong Ling, Manuel Cerqueira, Rory Hachamovitch
Objectives: We evaluated the prognostic value of heart rate reserve (ΔHR) and left ventricular ejection fraction reserve (ΔLVEF) among patients with systolic dysfunction. Background: Inadequate ΔHR (maximal stress HR - resting HR) and ΔLVEF (LVEF at stress - LVEF at rest) in response to stress are associated with adverse cardiac events. However, the significance of an abnormal ΔHR and ΔLVEF in patients with systolic dysfunction has not been described. Methods and results: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients with rest LVEF < 45% who underwent dipyridamole stress-rest gated Rb-82 PET myocardial perfusion imaging (PET-MPI) at the Cleveland Clinic between 2006 and 2009...
June 29, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668146/a-rare-case-of-cardiac-melanoma-mimicking-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Imke Friedel, Wolfgang Burchert, Dieter Horstkotte, Lothar Faber
A 40-year-old female patient with a remote history of a malignant melanoma treated with curative intent presented with the diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) made at another hospital. Further diagnostic workup included positron emission tomography/computed tomography, which revealed that the HCM phenotype was produced by cardiac involvement of metastatic melanoma. For this reason, the primary diagnosis of HCM had to be retracted and melanoma-specific antineoplastic treatment was initiated.
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667170/isolated-cardiac-sarcoidosis-masquerading-as-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-ventricular-tachycardia
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Auras R Atreya, Mitkumar Patel, Senthil K Sivalingam, Mathias L Stoenescu
A 67-year-old man with coronary artery disease (CAD) and left anterior descending artery (LAD) stent presented with symptomatic monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) at a rate of 190 bpm requiring cardioversion. ECG showed left bundle branch block pattern and inferior axis, suggestive of a right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) focus rather than left ventricular scar due to LAD territory myocardial infarction (MI). Echocardiography showed normal wall motion. Angiography revealed a patent mid-LAD stent. Cardiac MRI with delayed postcontrast sequence revealed several regions of hyperenhancement abnormality within the basal portion of the interventricular septum...
June 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664179/the-tell-tale-heart-a-case-of-recurrent-vulvar-carcinoma-with-cardiac-metastasis-and-review-of-literature
#18
Syed Imran Mustafa Jafri, Naveed Ali, Salman Farhat, Faizan Malik, Mark Shahin
A 50-year-old female was diagnosed with vulvar cancer treated with left partial vulvectomy and bilateral lymphadenectomy. Ten months after her surgery, she presented with increased labial swelling, pain and discharge. Biopsy confirmed recurrence of squamous cell vulvar carcinoma. Incidentally, on restaging radiographic scans, she was found to have a large right ventricular mass which, after surgical debulking, was shown to be a squamous cell cancer of vulvar origin. She was commenced on chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel along with concurrent radiation therapy...
August 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663194/utilizing-and-interpreting-fdg-pet-ct-images-in-patients-referred-for-assessment-of-cardiac-sarcoidosis-the-devil-is-in-the-details
#19
Yang Lu, Darshan C Patel, Nadera Sweiss
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June 29, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662033/a-phase-i-study-of-pazopanib-in-combination-with-escalating-doses-of-131i-in-patients-with-well-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-borderline-refractory-to-radioiodine
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Laura Q Chow, Rafael Santana-Davila, Austin Pantel, Mara Roth, Leslie N Anderson, Alan Failor, Robert Doot, David Mankoff
OBJECTIVE: This trial was conducted to evaluate the ability of pazopanib to overcome therapeutic 131I resistance. MATERIALS, METHODS AND PATIENTS: This phase 1 trial assesses the combination of pazopanib and escalating doses of radioiodine (131I) in patients with recurrent or metastatic thyroid cancer that are borderline or relatively iodine refractory. Radioiodine uptake scans were assessed post therapy and compared to historical pre-treatment scans. Patients underwent FDG PET/CT before and after the initial pazopanib treatment to identify the impact of pazopanib on the cancer prior to 131I therapy...
2017: PloS One
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