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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914006/accurate-myocardial-blood-flow-measurements-quality-from-start-to-finish-is-key-to-success
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EDITORIAL
James Case
Overall repeatability and accuracy of myocardial blood flow measurements depend on the quality of the image data, the proper use of the quantitative software, and the training of clinical staff. Unlike most imaging tests, absolute blood flow measurements have the potential to provide accurate information beyond what is seen visually. This additive information has been shown to help identify multivessel disease, balanced ischemia, true normal studies, and quality control problems that may not be visible in the relative perfusion pattern...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899851/cutoff-value-of-admission-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-which-predicts-poor-myocardial-perfusion-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Khairy Abdel-Dayem, Inas I Eweda, Ashraf El-Sherbiny, Marc O Dimitry, Wail Nammas
BACKGROUND: We explored the value of admission levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NTProBNP) that best predicts poor myocardial tissue perfusion following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) in patients admitted with acute ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: We enrolled 90 consecutive patients admitted with acute STEMI who underwent PPCI and achieved post-procedural TIMI flow grade 3 in the infarct-related artery...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897064/diagnosis-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-can-123-i-imp-and-123-i-mibg-scintigraphy-yield-new-core-features
#3
Fumi Sakamoto, Shinya Shiraishi, Noriko Tsuda, Mamoru Hashimoto, Seiji Tomiguchi, Manabu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Yamashita
OBJECTIVE: Since the clinical symptoms of different types of dementia frequently overlap, especially in the earlier stages at onset, it is difficult to distinguish dementias with Lewy bodies (DLB) from other neurodegenerative dementias based on their clinical manifestations alone. Nuclear medicine imaging has been reported as a high-value index for the objective evaluation and diagnosis of DLB. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether nuclear medicine imaging findings may yield core features to be added to the diagnosis of DLB...
November 29, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884851/influence-of-preinfarction-angina-and-coronary-collateral-blood-flow-on-the-efficacy-of-remote-ischaemic-conditioning-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-post-hoc-subgroup-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kasper Pryds, Morten Bøttcher, Astrid Drivsholm Sloth, Kim Munk, Michael Rahbek Schmidt, Hans Erik Bøtker
OBJECTIVES: Remote ischaemic conditioning (RIC) confers cardioprotection in patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). We investigated whether preinfarction angina and coronary collateral blood flow (CCBF) to the infarct-related artery modify the efficacy of RIC. DESIGN: Post hoc subgroup analysis of a randomised controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 139 patients with STEMI randomised to treatment with pPCI or RIC+pPCI...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884421/interpreting-the-incremental-cardiopulmonary-exercise-test
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REVIEW
Samir Nusair
The incremental cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) is an increasingly used diagnostic method that serves to evaluate patients with chief complaint of dyspnea during exercise. Performing maximal symptom-limited CPET can show if the tested subject has a reduced exercise capacity and give clues to the mechanism of such exercise capacity reduction, cardiac, pulmonary, or pulmonary vascular source. In this review, it is suggested that the evaluation of the complex results of CPET should be performed by first determining if myocardial/circulatory insufficiency is present and second if there is gas exchange abnormality...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878299/antioxidant-and-antitumor-activities-of-capparis-spinosa-l-and-the-related-mechanisms
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Lei Yu, Jinghhui Yang, Xin Wang, Bo Jiang, Yongxue Sun, Yubin Ji
The 'ethnodrug' Capparis spinosa L. has several pharmacological activities. First, it was found in previous experiments that an ethyl acetate extract of Capparis spinosa L. (CSE) exhibited antioxidant activity. In order to further research this finding, the present study investigate the blood biochemical indices, injury, energy metabolism, oxidative damage and mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm) level of cardiac cells to study the effect of CSE on doxorubicin-induced cardiac toxicity. CSE had protective effects on the cardiac toxic effect of doxorubicin, and decreased the activity of lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase (CK)...
November 16, 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870973/transthoracic-doppler-echocardiography-compared-with-positron-emission-tomography-for-assessment-of-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-the-ipower-study
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Marie Mide Michelsen, Naja Dam Mygind, Adam Pena, Rasmus Huan Olsen, Thomas Emil Christensen, Adam Ali Ghotbi, Philip Hasbak, Andreas Kjaer, Ida Gustafsson, Peter Riis Hansen, Henrik Steen Hansen, Nis Høst, Jens Kastrup, Eva Prescott
BACKGROUND: Coronary microvascular function can be assessed by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography as a coronary flow velocity reserve (TTDE CFVR) and by positron emission tomography as a myocardial blood flow reserve (PET MBFR). PET MBFR is regarded the noninvasive reference standard for measuring coronary microvascular function but has limited availability. We compared TTDE CFVR with PET MBFR in women with angina pectoris and no obstructive coronary artery disease and assessed repeatability of TTDE CFVR...
November 7, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859990/prospects-for-improving-neovascularisation-of-the-ischaemic-heart-lessons-from-development
#8
Nicola Smart
Neovascularisation of the ischaemic myocardium post-infarction is necessary to restore blood flow to vulnerable cardiomyocytes and will be indispensable for prospective regenerative strategies, to perfuse newly formed myocardium. Therapeutic attempts to enhance new vessel formation have, to date, yielded modest clinical benefits and innovative approaches are now needed. Intrinsic mechanisms are initiated by the heart in an attempt to rebuild injured vessels but these are poorly understood. Insight into the underlying mechanisms may reveal targets for therapeutically augmenting this low-level neovascular response...
November 17, 2016: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856692/the-medium-term-effects-of-treatment-for-mild-aortic-recoarctation
#9
Camilla Grøndahl, Thais Almeida Lins Pedersen, Vibeke Elisabeth Hjortdal
OBJECTIVE: To assess medium-term effects of treatment for mild to moderate recoarctation in an adult population. DESIGN: We identified all patients who had coarctation repair between 1965 and 1985 in our institution. They were all (n = 156) invited to a thorough outpatient examination, which was accepted by 133. Eleven (median age 36 [28-53] years) were identified with isolated mild to moderate recoarctation and received reintervention. They comprise the patient population of the current study...
November 17, 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855349/comparison-of-rest-and-adenosine-stress-quantitative-and-semi-quantitative-myocardial-perfusion-using-magnetic-resonance-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease
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Abbas A Qayyum, Faiza Qayyum, Henrik Bw Larsson, Andreas Kjaer, Philip Hasbak, Niels G Vejlstrup, Jens Kastrup
The aim was to compare absolute quantified myocardial perfusion (MP) to semi-quantitative measurements of MP using MRI for detection of ischemia. Twenty-nine patients underwent rest and stress MP imaging obtained by 1.5T MRI and analyzed using own developed software and by commercial available software. Linear regression analysis demonstrated that absolute quantitative data correlated stronger to maxSI (rest: r=0.296, p=.193; stress: r=0.583, p=0.011; myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR): r=0.789, p<0.001; and Δ myocardial blood flow (Δ MBF: r=0...
November 5, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853071/a-destabilized-case-of-stable-effort-angina-pectoris-induced-by-low-dose-adenosine-triphosphate
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Daisuke Sueta, Sunao Kojima, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Megumi Yamamuro, Koichi Kaikita, Seiji Hokimoto, Hisao Ogawa
A 79-year-old man was diagnosed with sudden deafness. He had previously experienced a suspected episode of angina pectoris. At a local hospital, after 500 mg of hydrocortisone and 80 mg adenosine triphosphate (ATP) were administered, he became aware of chest discomfort. An electrocardiogram revealed serious ST-segment depressions. He was diagnosed with a non-ST elevated myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Emergency coronary angiography revealed triple vessel disease, and the lesion was successfully stented. The mechanisms whereby the stable effort angina pectoris destabilized in this case were thought to include a reduction of the local blood flow because of an ATP product and probable thrombus formation in response to the administered steroids...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848160/coronary-flow-reserve-and-relative-flow-reserve-measured-by-n-13-ammonia-pet-for-characterization-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Sang-Geon Cho, Ki Seong Park, Jahae Kim, Sae-Ryung Kang, Ho-Chun Song, Ju Han Kim, Jae Yeong Cho, Young Joon Hong, Zeenat Jabin, Hee Jeong Park, Geum-Cheol Jeong, Seong Young Kwon, Jin Chul Paeng, Hyeon Sik Kim, Jung-Joon Min, Ernest V Garcia, Henry Hee-Seung Bom
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the relationships between coronary flow reserve (CFR) and relative flow reserve (RFR) measured by N-13 ammonia positron emission tomography (PET) for characterization of epicardial coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Sixty-nine consecutive stable angina patients underwent N-13 ammonia PET, coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), and if necessary, invasive coronary angiography (CAG) within 2 weeks. Myocardial blood flow (MBF), CFR, RFR, and coronary vascular resistance of the reference arterial territory (CVRref) were measured by N-13 ammonia PET...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847339/analytical-evaluation-of-a-new-point-of-care-system-for-measuring-cardiac-troponin-i
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Danielle Wm Kemper, Veronique Semjonow, Femke de Theije, Diederick Keizer, Lian van Lippen, Johannes Mair, Bernadette Wille, Michael Christ, Felicitas Geier, Pierre Hausfater, David Pariente, Volkher Scharnhorst, Joyce Curvers, Jeroen Nieuwenhuis
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care cardiac troponin testing with adequate analytical performances has the potential to improve chest pain patients flow in the emergency department. We present the analytical evaluation of the newly developed Philips Minicare cTnI point-of-care immunoassay. DESIGN & METHODS: Li-heparin whole blood and plasma were used to perform analytical studies. The sample type comparison study was performed at 4 different hospitals. The 99th percentile upper reference limit (URL) study was performed using Li-heparin plasma, Li-heparin whole blood and capillary blood samples from 750 healthy adults, aging from 18 to 86years...
November 12, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833403/predictors-for-better-blood-flow-restoration-of-long-segmental-below-the-knee-chronic-total-occlusions-after-endovascular-therapy-in-diabetic-patients
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Xiao-Li Song, Yue-Qi Zhu, Hai-Tao Lu, Fang Liu, Li-Ming Wei, Heoung Keun Kang, Jun-Gong Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively investigate predictors for good restoration of blood flow of below-the-knee (BTK) chronic total occlusions (CTOs) after endovascular therapy in diabetes mellitus (DM) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 120 long-segmental (≥ 5 cm) BTK, CTOs in 81 patients who underwent recanalization were included in this study. After angioplasty, blood-flow restoration was assessed using modified thrombolysis in myocardial ischemia grades and classified as good flow (grade 3) and poor flow (grade 1/2)...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818473/plasma-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-level-is-an-independent-predictor-of-high-thrombus-burden-in-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#15
Xiangqi Wu, Yingqiang Zhang, Zhiming Wu, Wei You, Fengshuo Liang, Fei Ye, Shaoliang Chen
Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is an independent risk factor for plaque rupture and atherothrombotic events. However, the associations between serum Lp-PLA2 level and thrombus burden in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients remain unknown.We consecutively enrolled 351 STEMI patients who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). Patients were assigned to a high thrombus burden (HTB) group (n = 230) and a low thrombus burden (LTB) group (n = 121). Baseline data were recorded during hospital admission...
November 4, 2016: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815962/the-effects-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-on-cardiac-functions-in-children-evaluation-by-conventional-and-tissue-doppler-echocardiography
#16
Osman Ozdemir, Adem Yasin Koksoy, Ayse Derya Bulus, Nesibe Andiran, Elif Yagli
BACKGROUND: Several studies have pointed out the existence of cardiac dysfunction in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) even in the absence of ischemic, valvular, or hypertensive heart disease. The present study evaluated cardiac dysfunction and the relationship between severity of disease and degree of cardiac dysfunction in children with type 1 DM. METHODS: In this prospective study, 31 patients with type 1 DM and 33 sex- and age-matched healthy children were evaluated with conventional echocardiography and tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDE)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809867/coronary-microvascular-function-and-myocardial-fibrosis-in-women-with-angina-pectoris-and-no-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-the-ipower-study
#17
Naja Dam Mygind, Marie Mide Michelsen, Adam Pena, Abbas Ali Qayyum, Daria Frestad, Thomas Emil Christensen, Adam Ali Ghotbi, Nynne Dose, Rebekka Faber, Niels Vejlstrup, Philip Hasbak, Andreas Kjaer, Eva Prescott, Jens Kastrup
BACKGROUND: Even in absence of obstructive coronary artery disease women with angina pectoris have a poor prognosis possibly due to coronary microvascular disease. Coronary microvascular disease can be assessed by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography measuring coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) and by positron emission tomography measuring myocardial blood flow reserve (MBFR). Diffuse myocardial fibrosis can be assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping. We hypothesized that coronary microvascular disease is associated with diffuse myocardial fibrosis...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804070/effect-of-remote-ischemic-conditioning-on-myocardial-perfusion-in-patients-with-suspected-ischemic-coronary-artery-disease
#18
Kasper Pryds, Roni Ranghøj Nielsen, Camilla Molich Hoff, Lars Poulsen Tolbod, Kirsten Bouchelouche, Jing Li, Michael Rahbek Schmidt, Andrew N Redington, Jørgen Frøkiær, Hans Erik Bøtker
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) confers protection against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury and may modulate coronary blood flow. We investigated whether RIC affects resting myocardial perfusion (MP) in patients with suspected ischemic coronary artery disease by quantitative MP imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 49 patients with suspected ischemic coronary artery disease. Resting MP was quantified by (82)Rubidium positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((82)Rb-PET/CT) imaging before and after RIC, performed as four cycles of 5 minutes upper arm ischemia and reperfusion...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804067/consistent-tracer-administration-profile-improves-test-retest-repeatability-of-myocardial-blood-flow-quantification-with-82-rb-dynamic-pet-imaging
#19
Ran Klein, Adrian Ocneanu, Jennifer M Renaud, Maria C Ziadi, Rob S B Beanlands, Robert A deKemp
OBJECTIVES: Quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) and stress/rest flow reserve is used increasingly to diagnose multi-vessel coronary artery disease and micro-vascular disease with PET imaging. However, variability in the measurements may limit physician confidence to direct revascularization therapies based on specific threshold values. This study evaluated the effects of rubidium-82 ((82)Rb) tracer injection profile using a constant-activity-rate (CA) vs a constant-flow-rate (CF) infusion to improve test-retest repeatability of MBF measurements...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803036/comparative-prognostic-utility-of-indices-of-microvascular-function-alone-or-in-combination-in-patients-with-an-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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David Carrick, Caroline Haig, Nadeem Ahmed, Jaclyn Carberry, Vannesa Teng Yue May, Margaret McEntegart, Mark C Petrie, Hany Eteiba, Mitchell Lindsay, Stuart Hood, Stuart Watkins, Andrew Davie, Ahmed Mahrous Abouzaid, Ify Mordi, Ian Ford, Aleksandra Radjenovic, Keith G Oldroyd, Colin Berry
BACKGROUND: -Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is frequently successful at restoring coronary artery blood flow in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, however, failed myocardial reperfusion commonly passes undetected in up to half of these patients. The index of microvascular resistance (IMR) is a novel invasive measure of coronary microvascular function. We aimed to investigate the pathological and prognostic significance of an index of microvascular resistance (IMR>40), alone or in combination with a coronary flow reserve (CFR≤2...
November 1, 2016: Circulation
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