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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534651/tert-butylhydroquinone-promotes-angiogenesis-and-improves-heart-functions-in-rats-after-myocardial-infarction
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Nan-Qian Zhou, Ning Liu, Peng Li, Song Ping, Qi-Sheng Peng, Wei-Dong Shi
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is an increased risk of heart failure and acute myocardial infarction (MI). Tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ), as an antioxidant, shows multiple cardioprotective actions including the reduction in blood pressure. The aim of this study was to investigate whether and how tBHQ improves heart functions in rats. METHODS: The MI model was established in WKY and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) by ligation of left anterior descending coronary artery...
May 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526085/papillary-fibroelastoma-unusual-cause-of-stroke-in-a-young-man-a-case-report
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Elisabetta Grolla, Michele Dalla Vestra, Giampaolo Zoffoli, Riccardo D'Ascoli, Adriana Critelli, Rocco Quatrale, Domenico Mangino, Fausto Rigo
BACKGROUND: Papillary fibroelastoma is the third most common primary benign tumor with an incidence of up to 0.33% in autopsy series; it accounts for approximately 75% of all cardiac valvular tumors. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a rare case of a 28-Year-old man that while playing football, had a sudden onset of neurological deficit: aphasia, right hemiparesis and right facial numbness. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed a 10x10 mm mass attached to the anterior mitral valve leaflet...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515742/the-use-of-intraoperative-epiaortic-ultrasonography-in-monitoring-patients-over-75-years-old-treated-with-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tomasz Niklewski, Michał Zembala, Dariusz Puszczewicz, Paweł Nadziakiewicz, Wojciech Karolak, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Epiaortic ultrasound scanning (EAS) extended the use of ultrasound to the intraoperative diagnosis of aortic pathology. Surgical palpation of the ascending aorta underestimates the presence and severity of atherosclerotic plaques. Epiaortic ultrasound scanning has been used as an adjunct to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) or as a primary direct diagnostic tool for imaging the ascending aorta as well as the aortic arch, which gained prominence as part of a multipronged intraoperative strategy to reduce atherosclerotic emboli...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514266/pulmonary-vascular-function-and-aerobic-exercise-capacityat-moderate-altitude
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Vitalie Faoro, Gael Deboeck, Marco Vicenzi, Anne-Fleur Gaston, Bamodi Simaga, Grégory Doucende, Ilona Hapkova, Emma Roca, Enric Subirats, Fabienne Durand, Robert Naeije
PURPOSE: There has been suggestion that a greater "pulmonary vascular reserve" defined by a low pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and a high lung diffusing capacity (DL) allows for a superior aerobic exercise capacity. How pulmonary vascular reserve might affect exercise capacity at moderate altitude is not known. METHODS: Thirty-eight healthy subjects underwent an exercise stress echocardiography of the pulmonary circulation, combined with measurements of DL for nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO) and a cardio-pulmonary exercise test at sea level and at the altitude of 2250m...
May 17, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508510/impaired-atrioventricular-transport-in-patients-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-palliated-by-atrial-switch-and-preserved-systolic-right-ventricular-function-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Magalie Ladouceur, Nadjia Kachenoura, Gilles Soulat, Emilie Bollache, Alban Redheuil, Michel Azizi, Christophe Delclaux, Gilles Chatellier, Pierre Boutouyrie, Laurence Iserin, Damien Bonnet, Elie Mousseaux
OBJECTIVES: We aimed (1) determine if systemic right ventricle filling parameters influence systemic right ventricle stroke volume in adult patients with D-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) palliated by atrial switch, using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography, and (2) to study relationship of these diastolic parameters with exercise performance and BNP, in patients with preserved systolic systemic right ventricle function. DESIGN: Single-center, cross-sectional, prospective study...
May 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506591/early-echocardiography-has-a-low-yield-in-patients-with-transient-ischemic-attack
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Elie Harmouche, Ghada A Mahmoud, Michael Ross, Jason Hockenberry, Robin Dharia, Fadi Nahab
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Current guidelines recommend patients presenting with transient ischemic attack (TIA) undergo echocardiography to evaluate for a cardiac source. However, echocardiography is not available daily at many centers. We assessed the yield from early transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in consecutive patients with TIA evaluated in an emergency department observation unit (EDOU) protocol. METHODS: This observational cohort study took place in an academic medical center from January 1, 2011 to July 31, 2013...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501258/impact-of-hospital-admission-for-patients-with-transient-ischemic-attack
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Eric M Cheng, Laura J Myers, Stefanie Vassar, Dawn M Bravata
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of admission among transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients in the emergency department (ED). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using national Veterans Health Administration data (2008). METHODS: We first analyzed whether admitted patients were discharged from the hospital with a diagnosis of TIA. We then analyzed whether admission was associated with a composite outcome (new stroke, new myocardial infarction, or death in the year after TIA) using multivariate logistic regression modeling with propensity score matching...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499672/association-of-elevated-pulmonary-artery-systolic-pressure-with-stroke-and-systemic-embolic-events-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Keigo Kanbayashi, Yuichiro Minami, Shintaro Haruki, Ryozo Maeda, Ryosuke Itani, Kyomi Ashihara, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographically estimated pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) is a non-invasive widely available method that is used to estimate pulmonary arterial pressure. Although elevated PASP predicts mortality in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the relationship between PASP and embolic events is unclear. This study aimed to determine whether elevated PASP is associated with stroke and systemic embolic events in a tertiary referral HCM cohort. METHODS: This study included 374 clinically diagnosed patients with HCM...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497441/-cryptogenic-stroke-in-a-young-patient-with-heart-disease-and-kidney-failure
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B Oyanguren, R Segoviano, E Alegria, E Besada, M Gonzalez-Salaices, M Eimil-Ortiz, C Lopez de Silanes
INTRODUCTION: Fabry's disease is an infrequent metabolic pathology linked to the X chromosome which causes a wide variety of signs and symptoms. CASE REPORT: A 39-year-old male who was admitted to our stroke unit with right-side hemiparesis (1 + 0) and dysarthria (1). The score on the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale was 2. The patient presented angiokeratomas in both thighs. A computerised axial tomography scan of the head showed left thalamic acute infarction...
May 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496931/safety-of-the-direct-oral-anticoagulant-edoxaban-for-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery-pilot-study
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Akira Sezai, Shunji Osaka, Hiroko Yaoita, Munehito Arimoto, Hiroaki Hata, Motomi Shiono
Direct oral anticoagulants have recently been recommended for non-valvular atrial fibrillation, but have rarely been studied in the field of cardiac surgery. We prospectively investigated the safety of edoxaban, a novel oral anticoagulant, for use in cardiac surgery patients with postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF), which is the most common complication of cardiac surgery and can lead to stroke. The subjects were adult cardiac surgery patients with POAF who received oral edoxaban for 2 months in an open-label pilot study...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495117/first-experience-with-the-watchman-flx-occluder-for-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Julia Seeger, Ralf Birkemeyer, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate efficacy and safety of left atrial appendage (LAA) closure with the new Watchman FLX and analyze procedural features in a consecutive series of high risk non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twelve consecutive non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients (age 76.6±7.8years) at high risk for stroke (CHA2DS2-VASc-Score 5.5±0.9) and bleeding (HAS-BLED-Score 3.8±0.9), received LAA closure with the Watchman FLX...
April 29, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484123/adaptive-servo-ventilation-treatment-increases-stroke-volume-in-stable-systolic-heart-failure-patients-with-low-tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion
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Toshihiro Iwasaku, Tomotaka Ando, Akiyo Eguchi, Yoshitaka Okuhara, Yoshiro Naito, Toshiaki Mano, Tohru Masuyama, Shinichi Hirotani
We hypothesized that the effects of adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy were influenced by right-sided heart performance. This study aimed to clarify the interaction between the effects of ASV and right-sided heart performance in patients with stable heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF).Twenty-six stable HF inpatients (left ventricular ejection fraction < 0.45, without moderate to severe mitral regurgitation (MR) were analyzed. Echocardiography was performed before and after 30 minutes of ASV...
May 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474097/advanced-hemodynamic-monitoring-in-intensive-care-medicine-a%C3%A2-german-web-based-survey-study
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B Saugel, P C Reese, J Y Wagner, M Buerke, W Huber, S Kluge, R Prondzinsky
BACKGROUND: Advanced hemodynamic monitoring is recommended in patients with complex circulatory shock. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the current attitudes and beliefs among German intensivists, regarding advanced hemodynamic monitoring, the actual hemodynamic management in clinical practice, and the barriers to using it. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Web-based survey among members of the German Society of Medical Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. RESULTS: Of 284 respondents, 249 (87%) agreed that further hemodynamic assessment is needed to determine the type of circulatory shock if no clear clinical diagnosis can be made...
May 4, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471812/comparisons-of-noninvasive-methods-used-to-assess-exercise-stroke-volume-in-hfpef
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Erik H Van Iterson, Thomas P Olson, Barry A Borlaug, Bruce D Johnson, Eric M Snyder
INTRODUCTION: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) plays an important role in properly phenotyping signs and symptoms of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The prognostic value of CPET is strengthened when accompanied by cardiac hemodynamic measurements. Although recognized as the 'Gold' standard, cardiac catheterization is impractical for routine CPET. Thus, advancing the scientific/methodologic understanding of noninvasive techniques for exercise cardiac hemodynamic assessment is clinically impactful in HFpEF...
May 4, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465991/the-evolving-role-and-use-of-echocardiography-in-the-evaluation-of-cardiac-source-of-embolism
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Fabrizio Celeste, Manuela Muratori, Massimo Mapelli, Mauro Pepi
This report will review the role of echocardiography in the diagnosis of cardiac sources of embolism. Embolism of cardiac origin accounts for around 15%-30% of ischemic strokes. The diagnosis of a cardioembolic source of stroke is frequently uncertain and relies on the identification of a potential cardiac source of embolism in the absence of significant autochthonous cerebrovascular occlusive disease. Transthoracic and/or transesophageal echocardiography serves as a cornerstone in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of these patients...
April 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465971/multiple-strokes-secondary-to-an-early-thrombosis-of-aortic-bioprosthesis-on-aspirin-therapy
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Quentin Fischer, Philippe Garçon
We describe here a rare case of a 74-year-old man with essential thrombocythemia who presented an early nonobstructive thrombosis of aortic porcine bioprosthesis complicated by multiple ischemic strokes 14 days after the primary operation. Transesophageal echocardiography on the postoperative day (POD) 17 revealed a mobile, nonobstructive thrombosis inserted on the anterior cusp right of the bioprosthesis. Anticoagulation by intravenous unfractionated heparin was effective with disappearance of the thrombus with good aortic prosthesis function on the POD 20 without requiring reoperation...
July 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458927/papillary-fibroelastoma-as-a-cause-of-cardiogenic-embolic-stroke-in-a-%C3%AE-thalassemia-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
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Re-I Chin, John J Monda, Maulik Sheth, William Ogle, Gloria Merenda, Debapriya De
We describe a case of a young male without stroke risk factors who presented with a sudden onset of left-sided weakness, left hand numbness, and left eye blurriness. CT scan of the head without contrast and diffusion-weighted MRI of the brain with contrast revealed an ischemic stroke in the right middle cerebral artery distribution. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed a mobile pedunculated mass on the posterior surface of the mitral valve. This mass was resected and pathology showed a cardiac papillary fibroelastoma (CPFE), which was determined to be the cause of the patient's cardioembolic stroke...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451018/infective-endocarditis-in-principal-hospital-of-dakar-a-retrospective-study-of-42-cases-over-10-years
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Djibril Marie Ba, Mouhamed Cherif Mboup, Nafissatou Zeba, Khadidiatou Dia, Awa Ndaw Fall, Fatou Fall, Pape Diadie Fall, Sara Boury Gning
Infective Endocarditis (IE) is an endocardial infection usually caused by bacteria that affects not only the native heart valves but also, with increasing frequency intravascular implanted devices and congenital heart diseases. Despite medical advances, IE remains a life-threatening disease with substantial morbidity and mortality. In Africa, its diagnosis and treatment are still a major challenge in clinical practice. The objective of this work was to study the epidemiological, clinical features, diagnostic techniques currently used in medical practice and the range of micro-organisms that are responsible...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450039/characterization-of-chronic-aortic-and-mitral-regurgitation-undergoing-valve-surgery-using-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Christian L Polte, Sinsia A Gao, Åse A Johnsson, Kerstin M Lagerstrand, Odd Bech-Hanssen
Grading of chronic aortic regurgitation (AR) and mitral regurgitation (MR) by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is currently based on thresholds, which are neither modality nor quantification method specific. Accordingly, this study sought to identify CMR-specific and quantification method-specific thresholds for regurgitant volumes (RVols), RVol indexes, and regurgitant fractions (RFs), which denote severe chronic AR or MR with an indication for surgery. The study comprised patients with moderate and severe chronic AR (n = 38) and MR (n = 40)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448528/minimally-invasive-estimation-of-ventricular-dead-space-volume-through-use-of-frank-starling-curves
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Shaun Davidson, Chris Pretty, Antoine Pironet, Thomas Desaive, Nathalie Janssen, Bernard Lambermont, Philippe Morimont, J Geoffrey Chase
This paper develops a means of more easily and less invasively estimating ventricular dead space volume (Vd), an important, but difficult to measure physiological parameter. Vd represents a subject and condition dependent portion of measured ventricular volume that is not actively participating in ventricular function. It is employed in models based on the time varying elastance concept, which see widespread use in haemodynamic studies, and may have direct diagnostic use. The proposed method involves linear extrapolation of a Frank-Starling curve (stroke volume vs end-diastolic volume) and its end-systolic equivalent (stroke volume vs end-systolic volume), developed across normal clinical procedures such as recruitment manoeuvres, to their point of intersection with the y-axis (where stroke volume is 0) to determine Vd...
2017: PloS One
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