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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077495/left-ventricular-wall-motion-abnormalities-are-associated-with-stroke-recurrence
#1
Jeong-Yoon Choi, Jaehyung Cha, Jin-Man Jung, Woo-Keun Seo, Kyungmi Oh, Kyung-Hee Cho, Sungwook Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of left ventricular wall motion abnormalities (LVWMA), unrelated to high-risk cardioembolic conditions, in stroke recurrence. METHODS: This study included consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients. Transthoracic echocardiography was performed as a routine evaluation for stroke patients. The outcomes were the time to recurrent any stroke and ischemic stroke. RESULTS: Among 4,316 acute ischemic stroke patients, 430 had LVWMA without high-risk cardioembolic sources...
January 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075503/correlation-between-cardiac-rhythm-left-atrial-appendage-flow-velocity-and-cha2-ds2-vasc-score-study-based-on-transesophageal-echocardiography-and-2-dimensional-speckle-tracking
#2
Kun Zuo, Lanlan Sun, Xinchun Yang, Xiuzhang Lyu, Kuibao Li
BACKGROUND: The CHA2 DS2 -VASc score is a classic predictor of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Decreased left atrial appendage flow velocity (LAA-FV) reflects the blood stasis, and left atrial (LA) strain is a manifestation of atrial remodeling. This study aimed to explore the effects of AF rhythm and CHA2 DS2 -VASc score in the development of thrombogenesis and their potential correlation with LAA-FV and LA strain. HYPOTHESIS: AF rhythm and high CHA2 DS2 -VASc score correlate independently with decreased LAA-FV, which can be predicted by LA strain...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075037/gauging-the-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-the-important-interplay-between-predictor-variables-and-definition-of-a-favorable-outcome
#3
Milan Petrovic, Marija Petrovic, Goran Milasinovic, Bosiljka Vujisic Tesic, Danijela Trifunovic, Olga Petrovic, Ivana Nedeljkovic, Ivana Petrovic, Marko Banovic, Marija Boricic-Kostic, Jelena Petrovic, Ross Arena, Dejana Popovic
AIMS: Selection of patients who are viable candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), prediction of the response to CRT as well as an optimal definition of a favorable response, all require further exploration. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the interplay between the prediction of the response to CRT and the definition of a favorable outcome. METHODS: Seventy patients who received CRT were included. All patients met current guideline criteria for CRT...
January 11, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073429/relation-of-the-myocardial-contraction-fraction-as-calculated-from-m-mode-echocardiography-with-incident-heart-failure-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-and-mortality-results-from-the-cardiovascular-health-study
#4
Mathew S Maurer, William J H Koh, Traci M Bartz, Sirish Vullaganti, Eddy Barasch, Julius M Gardin, John S Gottdiener, Bruce M Psaty, Jorge R Kizer
We evaluated the association between 2-dimensional (2D) echocardiography (echo)-determined myocardial contraction fraction (MCF) and adverse cardiovascular outcomes including incident heart failure (HF), atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), and mortality. The MCF, the ratio of left ventricular (LV) stroke volume (SV) to myocardial volume (MV), is a volumetric measure of myocardial shortening that can distinguish pathologic from physiological hypertrophy. Using 2D echo-guided M-mode data from the Cardiovascular Health Study, we calculated MCF in subjects with LV ejection fraction (EF) ≥55% and used Cox models to evaluate its association with incident HF, ASCVD, and all-cause mortality after adjusting for clinical and echo parameters...
December 18, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067203/long-term-prognostic-impact-of-left-atrial-volumes-and-emptying-fraction-in-a-community-based-cohort
#5
Pär Hedberg, Jonas Selmeryd, Jerzy Leppert, Egil Henriksen
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesised that left atrial emptying fraction (LAEF) would predict long-term cardiovascular outcome in the general population and better so than left atrial (LA) volumes. METHODS: A community-based sample (n=740) in sinus rhythm prospectively underwent clinical evaluation, echocardiography and blood analyses including N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP). The LA maximum (LAVmax) and minimum volumes (LAVmin) were indexed to body surface area (LAVImax and LAVImin, respectively)...
November 9, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065654/challenging-cardiac-function-post-spinal-cord-injury-with-dobutamine
#6
Kathryn M DeVeau, Emily K Martin, Nicholas T King, Alice Shum-Siu, Bradley B Keller, Christopher R West, David S K Magnuson
There is general consensus that spinal cord injuries (SCI) above T6 result in altered sympathetic control of the heart, which negatively influences cardiac structure and function. To by-pass disrupted circuitry and investigate cardiac responses under enhanced sympathetic activity we utilized dobutamine (DOB) stress echocardiography. Animals were divided into a T2, 25g-cm contusive SCI (SCI) or an uninjured control (CON) group. Echocardiography was performed pre-SCI and at 1, 2 and 6weeks post-SCI. Increasing doses of DOB (5, 10 & 20μg/min/kg) were infused intravenously pre-SCI and at 1 and 6weeks post-SCI...
December 23, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064156/high-prevalence-of-baffle-leaks-in-adults-after-atrial-switch-operations-for-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#7
Gabriella De Pasquale, Francesca Bonassin Tempesta, Bruno Santos Lopes, Daniela Babic, Angela Oxenius, Theresa Seeliger, Christiane Gruner, Felix C Tanner, Patric Biaggi, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Matthias Greutmann
AIMS: To determine the prevalence of baffle leaks in adults after atrial switch operations for transposition of the great arteries, as these may predispose to paradoxical embolic events, particularly in patients with transvenous pacemaker or defibrillator leads. METHODS AND RESULTS: We routinely perform contrast echocardiography with agitated saline in all patients after atrial switch operations. For this study, we analysed patients who had saline contrast echocardiography between 2010 and 2012...
January 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063138/are-biventricular-systolic-functions-impaired-in-patient-with-coronoray-slow-flow-a-prospective-study-with-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking
#8
Tuğba Kemaloğlu Öz, Mehmet Eren, Işıl Atasoy, Tayfun Gürol, Özer Soylu, Bahadır Dağdeviren
The newly developed three dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (3D-STE) technology provides quick and comprehensive quantitative assessment of biventricular myocardial dynamics. The impact of coronary slow flow phenomenon (CSFP) on biventricular functions has not been comprehensively evaluated using this new technology. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of CSFP on biventricular systolic functions using 3D-STE. Forty patients with CSFP and otherwise normal coronary arteries (NCAs) and 40 age- and sex-matched controls with normal coronary angiograms (CAGs) were prospectively enrolled...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062433/rivaroxaban-lessens-the-number-of-thrombi-in-the-left-atrium-and-right-lower-pulmonary-vein-as-illustrated-by-transoesophageal-echocardiography-but-not-80-mdct
#9
Hidekazu Takeuchi
Stroke is a clinically important problem. A left atrial thrombus is known as a cause of ischaemic stroke. A pulmonary vein thrombus (PVT) is thought to be rare; however, PVT is common in elderly patients. Additionally, images of PVT with transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) following treatment have not been well contrasted with that from either 64 or 80-slice multidetector CT (80-MDCT). The images of such changes depicted by TEE remain unknown. An 87-year-old man with hypertension was examined by 80-MDCT and TEE to check the cardiac thrombus...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060961/pilot-study-estimation-of-stroke-volume-and-cardiac-output-from-pulse-wave-velocity
#10
Yurie Obata, Maki Mizogami, Daniel Nyhan, Dan E Berkowitz, Jochen Steppan, Viachaslau Barodka
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is increasingly replacing thermodilution pulmonary artery catheters to assess hemodynamics in patients at high risk for cardiovascular morbidity. However, one of the drawbacks of TEE compared to pulmonary artery catheters is the inability to measure real time stroke volume (SV) and cardiac output (CO) continuously. The aim of the present proof of concept study was to validate a novel method of SV estimation, based on pulse wave velocity (PWV) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054396/incremental-value-of-contrast-echocardiography-in-the-evaluation-of-a-cardiac-thrombus
#11
Jose Ricardo F Po, Matthew S Tong, Erica L Grove, Robert W W Biederman
A 52-year-old man presented with altered mental status and report of prior complaint of chest pain. On electrocardiography, anterolateral ST-segment elevations with Q-waves in the septal leads were seen. Initial echocardiography images demonstrated a thickened anteroseptum. Further imaging showed the presence of a well-attached laminated apical thrombus. Contrast echocardiography images showed that the thrombus had minimal attachment to the endocardial surface. CT head subsequently showed the presence of acute stroke...
January 5, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049884/a-case-of-cardioembolic-stroke-due-to-intracardiac-papillary-fibroelastoma-evaluated-by-using-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Yuichiro Ohya, Shigeru Fujimoto, Makoto Kanazawa, Naoki Tagawa, Masato Osaki, Takanari Kitazono
A 62-year-old woman had a prior ischemic stroke in the right temporal lobe with dysarthria and dysesthesia of the left hand. Embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS) was diagnosed and warfarin was administered. However, transient ischemic attack recurred upon admission to our hospital. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and cerebral arterial stenotic lesions were absent. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a mobile hyperechoic structure on the aortic valve indicating papillary fibroelastoma. She was diagnosed with a brain embolism due to the intracardiac tumor which was surgically excised and pathologically confirmed as papillary fibroelastoma...
December 28, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049202/aortic-atherosclerosis-determines-increased-retrograde-blood-flow-as-a-potential-mechanism-of-retrograde-embolic-stroke
#13
Thomas Wehrum, Felix Guenther, Werner Vach, Beryl Primrose Gladstone, Sarah Wendel, Alexander Fuchs, Kehzong Wu, Christoph Johannes Maurer, Andreas Harloff
BACKGROUND: Retrograde brain embolization from complex plaques of the proximal descending aorta (DAo) has been identified as a new potential mechanism of stroke. Our purpose was to identify predictors of increased retrograde aortic blood flow indicating an elevated risk of brain embolization from the DAo. METHODS: A total of 485 patients with acute ischemic stroke were prospectively included and underwent transesophageal echocardiography. Blood flow velocities in the proximal DAo were studied using 2D pulse-wave Doppler ultrasound...
January 4, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049199/systemic-atherosclerosis-relate-to-brain-arterial-diameters-the-northern-manhattan-study
#14
Jose Gutierrez, Tatjana Rundek, Ken Cheung, Ahmet Bagci, Noam Alperin, Ralph L Sacco, Clinton B Wright, Mitchell S V Elkind, Marco R Di Tullio
BACKGROUND: Phenotypic expressions of arterial disease vary throughout the body and it is not clear to what extent systemic atherosclerosis influences brain arterial remodeling. We aim to test the hypothesis that systemic atherosclerosis is associated with brain arterial diameters. METHODS: Stroke-free participants in the Northern Manhattan Study MRI subcohort in whom carotid ultrasound, transthoracic echocardiogram, and brain MRA (n = 482) were performed were included in this analysis...
January 4, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040318/transcatheter-mitral-valve-replacement-for-patients-with-symptomatic%C3%A2-mitral%C3%A2-regurgitation-a-global-feasibility-trial
#15
David W M Muller, Robert Saeid Farivar, Paul Jansz, Richard Bae, Darren Walters, Andrew Clarke, Paul A Grayburn, Robert C Stoler, Gry Dahle, Kjell A Rein, Marty Shaw, Gregory M Scalia, Mayra Guerrero, Paul Pearson, Samir Kapadia, Marc Gillinov, Augusto Pichard, Paul Corso, Jeffrey Popma, Michael Chuang, Philipp Blanke, Jonathon Leipsic, Paul Sorajja
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR) is associated with high morbidity and mortality that can be ameliorated by surgical valve repair or replacement. Despite this, many patients with MR do not undergo surgery. Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) may be an option for selected patients with severe MR. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the effectiveness and safety of TMVR in a cohort of patients with native valve MR who were at high risk for cardiac surgery...
December 20, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039210/relationship-between-tissue-doppler-measurements-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-and-silent-brain-infarction-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Sera Ishikawa, Kenichi Sugioka, Shinichi Sakamoto, Suwako Fujita, Asahiro Ito, Naoki Norioka, Shinichi Iwata, Masashi Nakagawa, Masahiko Takagi, Yukio Miki, Makiko Ueda, Minoru Yoshiyama
AIMS: Left ventricular (LV) diastolic function assessed by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) is reported to be associated with left atrial (LA) blood stasis in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). This study aimed to evaluate the relationship of diastolic TDI parameters with silent brain infarction (SBI) on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and in turn the risks of subsequent stroke or dementia, in non-valvular AF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study population consisted of 171 neurologically asymptomatic patients with non-valvular AF who underwent transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) (128 men; mean age, 63 ± 11 years)...
December 29, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031849/a-classical-case-of-non-bacterial-thrombotic-endocarditis-from-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-presenting-as-multiple-strokes-myocardial-infarction-and-acute-limb-ischaemia
#17
Ching-Hui Sia, Joline Si Jing Lim, Kian Keong Poh, Tan Min Chin
Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) classically presents in the context of pancreatic adenocarcinomas. Echocardiography is useful to investigate for valvular vegetations, and institution of early treatment is crucial as this can be complicated by multiple systemic emboli, leading to significant morbidity or mortality in serious cases. Treatment options involve anticoagulation with unfractionated heparin, and the role of surgical intervention is unclear. In this report, we describe a classical case of a middle-aged lady with unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma who developed NBTE complicated by multiple systemic emboli...
November 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029207/prospective-comparison-between-three-tavr-devices-acurate-neo-vs-corevalve-vs-sapien-xt-a-single-heart-team-experience-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
#18
Tannas Jatene, Antonio Castro-Filho, Rafael A Meneguz-Moreno, Dimytri A Siqueira, Alexandre A C Abizaid, Auristela I O Ramos, Magaly Arrais, David C S Le Bihan, Rodrigo B M Barretto, Adriana C Moreira, Amanda G M R Sousa, J Eduardo Sousa
OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare the new transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device ACURATE neo (ACT) with the already established CoreValve (MCV) and SAPIEN XT (SXT) for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis (AS). BACKGROUND: Very few data on TAVR devices are available beyond MCV and SAPIEN and there is no previous study comparing ACT with MCV and SXT. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated consecutive patients who underwent transfemoral TAVR for the treatment of severe AS...
December 28, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017387/la-phasic-volumes-and-reservoir%C3%A2-function%C3%A2-in-the-elderly-by%C3%A2-real-time-3-d-echocardiography-normal-values-prognostic-significance-and-clinical-correlates
#19
Cesare Russo, Zhezhen Jin, Shunichi Homma, Tatjana Rundek, Mitchell S V Elkind, Ralph L Sacco, Marco R Di Tullio
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the prevalence and prognostic value of abnormalities in left atrial (LA) phasic volumes and reservoir function in a community cohort. BACKGROUND: LA enlargement is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Real-time 3-dimensional (RT3D) echocardiography allows assessment of LA phasic volumes and reservoir function. However, there is a paucity of data regarding normal values, clinical correlates, and prognostic value of RT3D echocardiography-derived LA phasic volumes and reservoir function, especially in the elderly, a subgroup at high risk for cardiovascular events...
December 8, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017278/three-dimensional-transoesophageal-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-in-critically-ill-patients-a-pilot-study-of-ultrasound-versus-the-thermodilution-method
#20
Nadjib Hammoudi, Guillaume Hékimian, Florent Laveau, Marc Achkar, Richard Isnard, Alain Combes
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography (3D-TOE) is a new noninvasive tool for quantitative assessment of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction. AIM: The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of 3D-TOE for the estimation of cardiac output (CO), using transpulmonary thermodilution with the Pulse index Contour Continuous Cardiac Output (PiCCO) system as the reference method, in intensive care unit (ICU) patients...
December 21, 2016: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
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