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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352759/regional-myocardial-function-abnormalities-are-associated-with-macro-and-microcirculation-dysfunction-in-the-metabolic-syndrome-the-resolve-study
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Philippe Obert, Guillaume Walther, Frédéric Dutheil, Bruno Lesourd, Robert Chapier, Daniel Courteix, Agnes Vinet
Abnormalities in myocardial and vascular function have been reported in the metabolic syndrome (MetS), but whether these alterations are related remains poorly documented. Our aim was accordingly to investigate interrelationships between macro- and microcirculatory vasoreactivity and left ventricular (LV) myocardial function in MetS patients. Eighty-eight MetS individuals and 44 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were enrolled. LV global longitudinal strain (GLS) was measured using Vector Velocity Imaging...
January 19, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352374/quantification-of-myocardial-blood-flow-and-myocardial-flow-reserve-with-spect-imaging-technique
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Thet Khaing, Ching Chiew Wong Raymond, Wan Xian Chan, Chen Hao, Siong Sung Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350784/novel-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-cmr-oxygenation-approaches-in-understanding-pathophysiology-of-cardiac-diseases
#3
Karthigesh Sree Raman, Gaetano Nucifora, Joseph B Selvanayagam
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMR) permits accurate phenotyping of many cardiac diseases. CMR's inherent advantages are its non-invasive nature, lack of ionizing radiation and high accuracy and reproducibility. Furthermore, it is able to assess many aspects of cardiac anatomy, structure and function. Specifically, it can characterize myocardial tissue, myocardial function, myocardial mass, myocardial blood flow/perfusion, irreversible and reversible injury, all with a high degree of accuracy and reproducibility...
January 19, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349560/effect-of-fibrillatory-wave-amplitude-on-coronary-blood-flow-as-assessed-by-thrombolysis-in-myocardial-infarction-frame-count-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Yoji Sumimoto, Satoshi Kurisu, Kazuhiro Hitta, Hiroki Ikenaga, Ken Ishibashi, Yukihiro Fukuda, Yukiko Nakano, Yasuki Kihara
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, characterized by a lack of atrial contraction and an irregular ventricular rhythm. We assessed the effect of fibrillatory wave amplitude on coronary blood flow in patients with AF using the thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame count. Sixty-one patients with AF persisting for longer than 30 days were included. For controls, 61 age- and sex-matched patients with sinus rhythm were selected. Coarse AF was defined as any fibrillatory wave ≥ 1 mm and fine AF as any fibrillatory wave < 1 mm...
January 18, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340986/comparison-of-maximal-rubidium-82-activities%C3%A2-for%C3%A2-myocardial-blood-flow-quantification-between-digital-and-conventional-pet-systems
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Joris D van Dijk, Pieter L Jager, Jochen A C van Osch, Maryam Khodaverdi, Jorn A van Dalen
BACKGROUND: PET-based myocardial blood flow (MBF) quantification can be inaccurate when using high tracer activities. Our aim was to derive the maximal Rubidium-82 activity for MBF assessment using a new digital PET system and compare the results with conventional analog systems. METHODS: 1.8 GBq Rubidium-82 was injected into the cardiac insert of an anthropomorphic torso phantom. Data were acquired for 10 min using an Ingenuity TF (Philips Healthcare), Discovery 690 (D690, GE Healthcare), and digital PET prototype system (Philips Healthcare)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339697/the-value-of-real-time-myocardial-contrast-echocardiography-for-detecting-coronary-microcirculation-function-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients
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Lulu Sun, Zilong Wang, Tongda Xu, Defeng Pan, Li Liang, Ji Hao, Xiaoping Wang, Dongye Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of real-time myocardial contrast echocardiography (RT-MCE) for detecting coronary microcirculation (CM) function in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. METHODS: Sixty-five consecutive patients were divided into CAD (n=52) and no-CAD (n=13) groups using coronary angiography (CAG). All patients underwent RT-MCE at rest and CAG within 1 week after RT-MCE. The ventricular segments in CAD patients were divided semi-quantitatively into ischemic and non-ischemic myocardial groups based on RT-MCE images...
January 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334496/oxygen-in-the-critically-ill-friend-or-foe
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Elisa Damiani, Abele Donati, Massimo Girardis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To examine the potential harmful effects of hyperoxia and summarize the results of most recent clinical studies evaluating oxygen therapy in critically ill patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Excessive oxygen supplementation may have detrimental pulmonary and systemic effects because of enhanced oxidative stress and inflammation. Hyperoxia-induced lung injury includes altered surfactant protein composition, reduced mucociliary clearance and histological damage, resulting in atelectasis, reduced lung compliance and increased risk of infections...
January 12, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325034/ghrelin-preserves-ischemia-induced-vasodilation-of-male-rat-coronary-vessels-following-beta-adrenergic-receptor-blockade
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James T Pearson, Nicola Collie, Regis R Lamberts, Tadakatsu Inagaki, Misa Yoshimoto, Keiji Umetani, Philip Davis, Gerard Wilkins, Pete P Jones, Mikiyasu Shirai, Daryl O Schwenke
Acute myocardial infarction (MI) triggers an adverse increase in cardiac sympathetic nerve activity (SNA). While β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR)-blockers are routinely used for the management of MI, they may also counter β-AR-mediated vasodilation of coronary vessels. We have reported that ghrelin prevents sympathetic activation following MI. Whether ghrelin modulates coronary vascular tone following MI, either through the modulation of SNA, or directly as a vasoactive mediator, has never been addressed.We utilized synchrotron microangiography to image coronary perfusion and vessel internal diameter (ID) in anesthetized Sprague Dawley rats before, and then again 30 mins after induction of an MI (left coronary artery ligation)...
January 9, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322434/protection-from-reperfusion-injury-with-intracoronary-n-acetylcysteine-in-patients-with-stemi-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-a-cardiac-tertiary-center
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Younes Nozari, Azadeh Eshraghi, Azita Hajhossein Talasaz, Mostafa Bahremand, Jamshid Salamzadeh, Mojtaba Salarifar, Hamidreza Pourhosseini, Arash Jalali, Seyedeh Hamideh Mortazavi
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that oxidative stress plays a principal role in myocardial damage following ischemia/reperfusion events. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidant properties of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may have cardioprotective effects in high doses, but-to the best of our knowledge-few studies have assessed this. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to investigate the impact of high-dose NAC on ischemia/reperfusion injury. METHODS: We conducted a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial in which 100 consecutive patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were randomly assigned to the case group (high-dose NAC 100 mg/kg bolus followed by intracoronary NAC 480 mg during PCI then intravenous NAC 10 mg/kg for 12 h) or the control group (5% dextrose)...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322004/thoughts-modulate-the-expression-of-inflammatory-genes-and-may-improve-the-coronary-blood-flow-in-patients-after-a-myocardial-infarction
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Carlo Dal Lin, Mariela Marinova, Giorgio Rubino, Elisabetta Gola, Alessandra Brocca, Giorgia Pantano, Laura Brugnolo, Cristiano Sarais, Umberto Cucchini, Biancarosa Volpe, Chiara Cavalli, Maura Bellio, Emilia Fiorello, Sofia Scali, Mario Plebani, Sabino Iliceto, Francesco Tona
Background: Mental stress is one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Meditation and music listening are two techniques that are able to counteract it through the activation of specific brain areas, eliciting the so-called Relaxing Response (RR). Epidemiological evidence reveals that the RR practice has a beneficial prognostic impact on patients after myocardial infarction. We aimed to study the possible molecular mechanisms of RR underlying these findings. Methods: We enrolled 30 consecutive patients after myocardial infarction and 10 healthy controls...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321037/acute-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease-during-percutaneous-transluminal-angioplasty-in-the-setting-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-case-report
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Anthony H Kashou, Nabil Braiteh, Ali Zgheib, Hisham E Kashou
BACKGROUND: Aortoiliac occlusive disease, which is also referred to as Leriche syndrome, is a chronic atherosclerotic occlusive disease that occurs at the level of the aortic bifurcation. It is often thought to present with a triad of clinical symptoms: (1) intermittent lower extremity vascular claudication, (2) impotence, and (3) weak/absent femoral pulses. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 47-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with an acute inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317973/association-of-hemorheology-with-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-levels-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-assessed-by-microchannel-array-flow-analyzer
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Takashi Hitsumoto
Background: Recent studies on high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) and whole blood passage time (WBPT), estimated by hemorheology assessed with the microchannel array flow analyzer (MC-FAN), have revealed the significance of cardiovascular risk factors. However, there are no known reports on the relationship between these two clinical parameters. This cross-sectional study aimed to clarify the associations between WBPT and hs-cTnT levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus from the perspective of subclinical myocardial injury or the primary prevention of cardiovascular events...
December 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317056/a-potentially-curative-fetal-intervention-for-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
#13
Andrew T Hattam
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) encapsulates a spectrum of complex congenital cardiovascular malformations involving varying degrees of underdevelopment of the left-sided heart structures. However, despite improved survival rates since the introduction of staged surgical reconstruction, treatment options for HLHS remain palliative rather than curative. A major limiting factor in the development of definitive curative therapy for HLHS is an incomplete understanding of its pathogenesis. Currently, the aetiology HLHS is best conceptualised by the 'flow theory' of cardiogenesis, which states that normal cardiac development is reliant on the interrelationship of normal flow patterns of blood through the developing heart, and appropriate growth of the cardiac valves and myocardium...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313213/effects-of-hyperaemia-on-left-ventricular-longitudinal-strain-in-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease-a%C3%A2-first-pass-stress-perfusion-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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P Garg, R Aziz, T Al Musa, D P Ripley, P Haaf, J R J Foley, P P Swoboda, G J Fent, L E Dobson, J P Greenwood, S Plein
AIMS: Myocardial perfusion imaging during hyperaemic stress is commonly used to detect coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between left ventricular global longitudinal strain (GLS), strain rate (GLSR), myocardial early (E') and late diastolic velocities (A') with adenosine stress first-pass perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS: 44 patients met the inclusion criteria and underwent CMR imaging...
January 8, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291030/intracoronary-administration-of-tirofiban-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-facilitates-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#15
Helei Jia, Changqing Lu, Panli Sun
We assessed the efficacy and safety of tirofiban intracoronary versus intravenous administration during percutaneous coronary intervention for patients with acute coronary syndrome. The databases of PubMed, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and WanFang Database were retrieved. A total of 437 articles were found, according to inclusive and exclusive criteria, 13 of which were finally included. Compared with subjects with intravenous administration, those with intracoronary administration were more likely to reach thrombolysis in myocardial infarction trial grade 3 flow (relative risk = 1...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288317/aortic-reservoir-function-has-a-strong-impact-on-the-cardiac-blood-supply-workload-balance-in-children
#16
Tomoaki Murakami, Atsuhito Takeda
It has been reported that more than half of the ejected blood from the left ventricle is stored in the aorta during systole and expelled during diastole. One important organ that receives blood flow mainly during diastole is the heart. It is also reported that the cardiac blood supply-workload balance in small children is disadvantageous to the heart. Therefore, we measured the aortic reservoir function and examined the relationship between the aortic reservoir function and the cardiac blood supply-workload balance...
December 29, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285726/myocardial-perfusion-in-patients-with-non-ischaemic-systolic-heart-failure-and-type-2-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-study-using-rubidium-82-pet-ct
#17
Christina Byrne, Philip Hasbak, Andreas Kjaer, Jens Jakob Thune, Lars Køber
Both patients with non-ischaemic systolic heart failure and patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) often have reduced myocardial blood flow without significant coronary atherosclerosis. However, the mechanisms are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to investigate whether perfusion is reduced additionally when the 2 are combined. In a cross-sectional study, we scanned patients with non-ischaemic systolic heart failure with and without T2DM using Rubidium-82 positron emission tomography/computed tomography at rest and adenosine-induced stress, thereby obtaining the myocardial flow reserve (myocardial flow reserve (MFR) = stress flow/rest flow) as a measure of the myocardial vasomotor function; 28 patients with T2DM and 123 without T2DM were included...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285704/direct-perfusion-of-the-carotid-artery-in-patients-with-brain-malperfusion-secondary-to-acute-aortic-dissection
#18
Yutaka Okita, Yuki Ikeno, Koki Yokawa, Yojiro Koda, Soichiro Henmi, Yasuko Gotake, Hidekazu Nakai, Takashi Matsueda, Takeshi Inoue, Hiroshi Tanaka
OBJECTIVE: Presenting our experience of direct perfusion of the carotid artery in patients with brain malperfusion secondary to acute aortic dissection. PATIENTS: Among 381 patients who underwent aortic repair for acute type A aortic dissection from October 1999 to August 2017, brain malperfusion was recognized in 50 patients. Nine patients had direct perfusion of the right carotid artery in patients with brain malperfusion secondary to acute aortic dissection. Age at surgery was 65...
December 28, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281189/influence-of-hyperoxia-on-diastolic-myocardial-and-arterial-endothelial-function
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T Wunderlich, N Frey, W Kähler, M Lutz, P Radermacher, S Klapa, I Koch, F Tillmans, J Witte, A Koch
OBJECTIVE: Hyperoxia is known to influence cardiovascular and endothelial function, but it is unknown if there are differences between younger and older persons. The aim of this study was to monitor changes in myocardial diastolic function and flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) in younger and elderly volunteers, before and after exposure to relevant hyperbaric hyperoxia. METHODS: 51 male patients were separated into two groups for this study. Volunteers in Group 1 (n=28, mean age 26 ±6, "juniors") and Group 2 (n=23, mean age 53 ±9, "seniors") received standard HBO₂ protocol (240kPa oxygen)...
November 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248655/dark-blood-delayed-enhancement-cardiac%C3%A2-magnetic-resonance-of-myocardial%C3%A2-infarction
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Han W Kim, Wolfgang G Rehwald, Elizabeth R Jenista, David C Wendell, Peter Filev, Lowie van Assche, Christoph J Jensen, Michele A Parker, Enn-Ling Chen, Anna Lisa C Crowley, Igor Klem, Robert M Judd, Raymond J Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study introduced and validated a novel flow-independent delayed enhancement technique that shows hyperenhanced myocardium while simultaneously suppressing blood-pool signal. BACKGROUND: The diagnosis and assessment of myocardial infarction (MI) is crucial in determining clinical management and prognosis. Although delayed enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance (DE-CMR) is an in vivo reference standard for imaging MI, an important limitation is poor delineation between hyperenhanced myocardium and bright LV cavity blood-pool, which may cause many infarcts to become invisible...
December 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
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