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Echo cardiography

Keishi Ueyama, Motohiro Koyama, Kenji Otaki, Kae Ito
We experienced 2 emergency surgical cases of severe mitral valve regurgitation due to papillary muscle rupture. Case 1:a 69-year-old man presented with respiratory and cardiac failure due to mitral regurgitation. He had no history of myocardial infarction. Mitral valve repair with artificial cords was performed. The papillary muscle of the anterior leaflet was ruptured. The postoperative course was uneventful. Case 2:a 80-year-old man came to our hospital with cardiac arrest. Emergency coronary intervention was performed to the right coronary and intraaortic balloon pumping was inserted...
September 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Michael J Germain, Jyovani Joubert, Daniel O'Grady, Brian H Nathanson, Yossi Chait, Nathan W Levin
BACKGROUND: Fluid management remains a major challenge of hemodialysis (HD) care, with serious implications for morbidity and mortality. Intradialytic fluid management is typically guided by blood pressure, an indirect resultant of hemodynamics status. Direct measurements of hemodynamic parameters may improve cardiovascular outcomes by providing rational bases for intervention. We compare stroke volume (SV) measurements using a noninvasive, regional biompedance cardiography device (NiCaS) with Doppler echocardiography (Echo) in HD setting...
August 10, 2017: Hemodialysis International
S Shkrobot, N Sokhor, L Milevska-Vovchuk, O Yasniy, L Shkrobot
The aim of the research is to study the peculiarities of cardiac morphometric parameters, the parameters of central hemodynamics and their impact on the course of hemodynamic ischemic stroke in acute period. 116 patients were performed Echo-Doppler-cardiography in acute period of hemodynamic ischemic stroke in order to evaluate cardiac morphometric parameters. These patients were also performed transcranial duplex scanning. The results established that among significant clinical factors that influence the course of the acute period of hemodynamic ischemic stroke the most important are: the size of the focus, the level of consciousness on the 1st day, primary systolic arterial pressure, age of the patient...
February 2017: Georgian Medical News
John W Petersen, Jing Liu, Yueh-Yun Chi, Melissa Lingis, R Stan Williams, Alice Rhoton-Vlasak, Mark S Segal, Kirk P Conrad
Various non-invasive methods are available to measure cardiac output (CO) during pregnancy. We compared serial measures of CO using various methods to determine which provided the least variability. Ten patients with spontaneous pregnancy had estimation of CO at baseline prior to becoming pregnant and at the end of the first and third trimesters. Echocardiographic data were used to estimate CO using the Teichholz method, Simpson's biplane method, and the Doppler determined velocity time integral (VTI) method...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
V A A, E L Zaslavskaya, A V Soboleva, E I Baranova, O V Listopad, S E Nifontov, A O Nrady, E V Shlyakhto
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate serum galectin 3 and to determine the potential clinical value of this parameter in patients with atrial fibrillation - AF (paroxysmal and persistent) and metabolic syndrome (MS). DESIGN AND METHODS: We examined 100 patients with MS (50 with paroxysmal or persistent AF and 50 without arrhythmia) and 50 healthy persons. Serum galectin 3 measured by ELISA method, ECHO cardiography was performed to all examined persons. RESULTS: Galectin 3 in patients with MS and AF was higher, than in patients with MS without arrhythmia and much more higher than galectin 3 in healthy persons 0,72 (0,44;1,36), 0,44 (0,42;1,22) and 0,32 (0,28;0,42) ng/ml (<0,01)...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
O Nastina, G Pleskach, N Kursina, O Bazyka, O Makarevich, I Abramenko, A Chumak, D Belyi
OBJECTIVE: This study consisted in examination the features of structural and functional state of the cardiovascular system in emergency workers (EW) of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (ChNPP) who suffered from coronary heart disease (CHD) and having different genotypes due to polymorphism rs966221 phosphodiesterase 4D (PDE4D) gene. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved 121 EW and 63 non irradiated patients with CHD. Standardized survey included echo doppler cardiography (EchoCG) that was done by Diagnostic Ultrasound System DS N3 (Mindray)...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
D Belyi, G Pleskach, O Nastina, G Sidorenko, N Kursina, O Bazyka, O Kovalev, A Chumak, I Abramenko
OBJECTIVE: This study devoted to specific features of coronary heart disease (CHD) development in emergency work ers (EW) of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (ChNPP) based on analysis the interaction between radiation and non radiation risk factors and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs966221 of phosphodiesterase (PDE) 4D gene. METHODS: It was examined 397 men with CHD, including 274 EW of 1986-1987 and 123 non irradiated persons (con trol group) who were 66±10 and 69±11 years old relatively...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
X Baur, M Heger, R M Bohle, K G Hering, K Hofmann-Preiß, D Nowak, A Tannapfel, H Teschler, T Voshaar, T Kraus
During the last 1.5 years an update of the guideline on silicosis was made by an interdisciplinary working group. New medical and scientific knowledge and the experience in expert opinion practice were taken into account.By preparing the initial guideline in 2010 standardization of diagnostics and adaption of the "Moers convention" which was not based on medical knowledge was in the focus, whereas the current update deals with fine emendation and extension, especially of the compensation rate (adaption with the Reichenhall recommendation)...
December 2016: Pneumologie
Ramasamy Subramanian, Sushma Nayar, Chokkalingam Meyyappan, N Ganesh, Arumugam Chandrakasu, Pradeep G Nayar
INTRODUCTION: Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive treatment option for patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). The treatment has shown to augment diastolic pressure and reduce Left Ventricular (LV) after-load by reducing systemic vascular resistance. The effect of EECP in standard brachial blood pressure and central haemodynamic parameters are not known. AIM: We hypothesized that EECP may have differential effect in CAD patients with low systolic blood pressure when compared to normal systolic pressure and the mechanism underlying this differential effect may be due to improvement in LV function...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Kosuke Yanagimoto, Yasuhiro Okamoto, Yuichi Kodama, Takuro Nishikawa, Takayuki Tanabe, Yoshifumi Kawano
Drug-induced cardiomyopathy can be life-threatening in patients with cancer. Our objective was to explore early detection of drug-induced cardiomyopathy in children with cancer. We enrolled pediatric outpatients diagnosed with cancer between 2012 and 2013. In addition, we recruited pediatric outpatients in good general condition without cardiac disease or cancer, as controls. We measured the serum levels of biomarkers and performed chest radiography, electrocardiography, and ultrasound cardiography (UCG). We analyzed left ventricular (LV) torsion and torsion-related parameters using 2-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking on UCG...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Yohei Shibata, Hideki Ishii, Susumu Suzuki, Akihito Tanaka, Yosuke Tatami, Shingo Harata, Tomoyuki Ota, Yusaku Shimbo, Yohei Takayama, Ayako Kunimura, Kenshi Hirayama, Kazuhiro Harada, Naohiro Osugi, Toyoaki Murohara
AIMS: Previous studies have shown that aortic valve calcification (AVC) was associated with cardiovascular events and mortality. On the other hand, periprocedural myocardial injury (PMI) in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a well-known predictor of subsequent mortality and poor clinical outcomes. The purpose of the study was to assess the hypothesis that the presence of AVC could predict PMI in PCI. METHODS: This study included 370 patients treated with PCI for stable angina pectoris...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
P V Serebryakov, O I Nenenko, I N Fedina, A R Rakhimzyanov
The article covers results of cardio-respiratory system evaluation in workers exposed to dust, on basis of adaptation potential evaluation via calculation of functional changes index and 6 minutes' walk test with continuous assessment of blood oxygenation and heart rate. Adaptation disorders are supported by results of external respiration assessment and echo-cardiography.
2016: Meditsina Truda i Promyshlennaia Ekologiia
Tariq Alhogbani
The novel Middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MeRS-CoV) has been identified as a cause of pneumonia; however, it has not been reported as a cause of acute myocarditis. A 60-year-old man presented with pneumonia and congestive heart failure. On the first day of admission, he was found to have an elevated troponin-l level and severe global left ventricular systolic dysfunction on echo-cardiography. The serum creatinine level was found mildly elevated. Chest radiography revealed in the lower lung fields accentuated bronchovascular lung markings and multiple small patchy opacities...
January 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Silvana de Araújo Silva, Eliane Dias Gontijo, João Carlos Pinto Dias, Camila Gomes de Souza Andrade, Carlos Faria Santos Amaral
The identification of predictors for the progression of chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy (CCC) is essential to ensure adequate patient management. This study looked into a non-concurrent cohort of 165 CCC patients between 1985 and 2010 for independent predictors for CCC progression. The outcomes were worsening of the CCC scores and the onset of left ventricular dysfunction assessed by means of echo-Doppler cardiography. Patients were analyzed for social, demographic, epidemiologic, clinical and workup-related variables...
March 2015: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
Tobias Bomholt, Christian Lange
A 53-year-old male was admitted due to an asymptomatic third degree atrioventricular (AV) block of proximal type (QRS duration below 0,12 sec.). With telemetry a normal heart rate was observed and a stress test showed a maximum heart rate of 101% of the expected. Blood samples and stress echo-cardiography showed normal values. Permanent pacemaker (PM) placement was rejected and the patient was followed in the outpatient clinic. PM implantation carries a risk of complications but without it the condition can progress...
January 26, 2015: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Matthew Cieslak, William S Ryan, Alan Macy, Robert M Kelsey, Jessica E Cornick, Marlo Verket, Jim Blascovich, Scott Grafton
While simultaneous acquisition of electrocardiography (ECG) data during MRI is a widely used clinical technique, the effects of the MRI environment on impedance cardiography (ICG) data have not been characterized. We collected echo planar MRI scans while simultaneously recording ECG and thoracic impedance using carbon fiber electrodes and customized amplifiers. Here, we show that the key changes in impedance (dZ/dt) and features of the ECG waveforms are not obstructed during MRI. We present a method for ensemble averaging ICG/ECG signals collected during MRI and show that it performs comparably with signals collected outside the MRI environment...
April 2015: Psychophysiology
Kh A Kurdanov, I A Beslaneev, L M Batyrbekova, M Kh Kurdanova
AIM: To study characteristics of hemodynamics, spectral analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) and their association with the total blood concentration of stable metabolites of nitric oxide (nitrites and nitrates) in patients with hypertension living in highlands. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 110 natives of the highlands of Elbrus region were examined. All of them were divided into 2 groups--with 2d stage of hypertension (n = 50) and conditionally healthy (n = 60. All the participants were performed routine examination under the conditions of hospitals and out-patient clinics...
2014: Vestnik Rossiĭskoĭ Akademii Meditsinskikh Nauk
Sumbul Javed Mirza, Ghazi Ahmad Radaideh
OBJECTIVE: To explore the pattern of left ventricular hypertrophy caused by hypertension and to compare it with idiopathic hypertrophiccardiomyopathy. METHODS: The retrospective study was conducted at the echocardiography lab of Rashid Hospital, Dubai, from January 2009 to January 2010. Cases of 11 patients with significant left ventricular hypertrophy (septum > 15 mm) due to underlying hypertension were analysed and compared with 11 cases of idiopathic hypertrophic cardiography (septum >15mm) to assess the two groups with similar baseline echocardiographic features...
January 2013: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Barry A Borlaug, Margaret M Redfield, Vojtech Melenovsky, Garvan C Kane, Barry L Karon, Steven J Jacobsen, Richard J Rodeheffer
BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional studies suggest that left ventricular (LV) and arterial elastance (stiffness) increase with age, but data examining longitudinal changes within human subjects are lacking. In addition, it remains unknown whether age-related LV stiffening is merely a reaction to arterial stiffening or caused by other processes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Comprehensive echo-Doppler cardiography was performed in 1402 subjects participating in a randomly selected community-based study at 2 examinations separated by 4 years...
September 1, 2013: Circulation. Heart Failure
J Burlingame, P Ohana, M Aaronoff, T Seto
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to report thoracic impedance cardiography (ICG) measurements and compare them with echocardiography (echo) measurements throughout pregnancy and in varied maternal positions. METHOD: A prospective cohort study involving 28 healthy parturients was performed using ICG and echo at three time points and in two maternal positions. Pearson's correlations, Bland-Altman plots and paired t-tests were used for statistical analysis...
September 2013: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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