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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142357/single-coronary-artery-demonstrating-slightly-decreased-13-nh3-stress-flows-in-its-distal-flow-territories
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Sabrine Q Kol, Jouke J Boer, Friso M van der Zant, Remco J J Knol
A 54-year-old male patient was referred for computed tomography angiography to rule out cardiovascular disease. The examination revealed a single coronary artery originating from the right sinus of Valsalva, extending to the normal left circumflex artery and left anterior descending artery domains. The computed tomography showed only mild coronary sclerosis. The myocardial stress flow on the subsequently performed (13)NH3 myocardial perfusion positron emission tomography demonstrated a relative stress flow reduction in the distal segments along the monocoronary...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138942/calculation-of-left-ventricular-volumes-and-ejection-fraction-from-dynamic-cardiac-gated-15-o-water-pet-ct-5d-pet
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Jonny Nordström, Tanja Kero, Hendrik Johannes Harms, Charles Widström, Frank A Flachskampf, Jens Sörensen, Mark Lubberink
BACKGROUND: Quantitative measurement of myocardial blood flow (MBF) is of increasing interest in the clinical assessment of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). (15)O-water positron emission tomography (PET) is considered the gold standard for non-invasive MBF measurements. However, calculation of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) is not possible from standard (15)O-water uptake images. The purpose of the present work was to investigate the possibility of calculating LV volumes and LVEF from cardiac-gated parametric blood volume (V B) (15)O-water images and from first pass (FP) images...
November 14, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124535/peculiarities-of-the-development-of-the-myocardial-infarction-in-isiah-rats
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S E Naumenko, T V Latysheva
We studied peculiarities of the development of myocardial infarction in rats with inherited stress-induced arterial hypertension (ISIAH rats). The control group consisted of Wistar rats. Occlusion of the left coronary artery (30 min) followed by reperfusion (120 min) was performed. The infarct size was determined relative to the risk zone by staining with 1% triphenyltetrazolium. BP, blood filling, and blood flow in the caudal vessels were measured. The infarct size was 31.5±3.0% of the risk zone in Wistar rats and 47...
November 9, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122526/extracorporeal-myocardial-shockwave-therapy-a-precious-blast-for-refractory-angina-patients
#4
Massimo Slavich, Giuseppe Pizzetti, Anna Maria Vella, Claudia Carlucci, Davide Margonato, Roberto Spoladore, Gabriele Fragasso, Alberto Margonato
INTRODUCTION: Refractory Angina Pectoris (RAP) dramatically affects patients' life quality and medical costs. External Shockwave Myocardial Revascularization (ESMR) improves the cardiac blood flow thanks to its pro-angiogenetic action on ischaemic tissues. We hereby describe our experience of ESMR in RAP patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study encompassing all patients referred to OSR for RAP treatment. Efficacy of ESMR was assessed considering the difference between pre and post therapy data in SAQ score and CCS, stress test performance, 24h ECG monitoring, NT-proBNP and echocardiographic measures...
October 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120327/capillary-pericytes-mediate-coronary-no-reflow-after-myocardial-ischaemia
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Fergus M O'Farrell, Svetlana Mastitskaya, Matthew Hammond-Haley, Felipe Freitas, Wen Rui Wah, David Attwell
After cardiac ischaemia, a prolonged decrease of coronary microvascular perfusion often occurs even after flow is restored in an upstream artery. This 'no-reflow' phenomenon worsens patient prognosis. In the brain, after stroke, a similar post-ischaemic 'no-reflow' has been attributed to capillary constriction by contractile pericytes. We now show that occlusion of a rat coronary artery, followed by reperfusion, blocks 40% of cardiac capillaries and halves perfused blood volume within the affected region. Capillary blockages colocalised strongly with pericytes, where capillary diameter was reduced by 37%...
November 9, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119374/review-of-cardiovascular-imaging-in-the-journal-of-nuclear-cardiology-2017-part-1-of-2-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance
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Wael A AlJaroudi, Fadi G Hage
Several original articles and editorials have been published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology in 2017. It has become a tradition at the beginning of each year to summarize some of these key articles in 2 sister reviews. In this first part one, we will discuss some of the progress made in the field of heart failure (cardio-oncology, myocardial blood flow, viability, dyssynchrony, and risk stratification), inflammation, molecular and hybrid imaging using advancement in positron emission tomography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110669/a-comparison-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-and-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-spect-perfusion-imaging-in-left-main-stem-or-equivalent-coronary-artery-disease-a-ce-marc-substudy
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James R J Foley, Ananth Kidambi, John D Biglands, Neil Maredia, Catherine J Dickinson, Sven Plein, John P Greenwood
BACKGROUND: Assessment of left main stem (LMS) stenosis has prognostic and therapeutic implications. Data on assessment of LMS disease by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) are limited. CE-MARC is the largest prospective comparison of CMR and SPECT against quantitative invasive coronary angiography (QCA) for detection of coronary artery disease (CAD), and provided the framework for this evaluation. The aims of this study were to compare diagnostic accuracy of visual and quantitative perfusion CMR to SPECT in patients with LMS stable CAD...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110409/coronary-microvascular-kv1-channels-as-regulatory-sensors-of-intracellular-pyridine-nucleotide-redox-potential
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Marc M Dwenger, Vahagn Ohanyan, Manuel F Navedo, Matthew A Nystoriak
Smooth muscle voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels are important regulators of microvascular tone and tissue perfusion. Recent studies indicate that Kv1 channels represent a key component of the physiological coupling between coronary blood flow and myocardial oxygen demand. While the mechanisms by which metabolic changes in the heart are transduced to alter coronary Kv1 channel gating and promote vasodilation are unclear, a growing body of evidence underscores a pivotal role of Kv1 channels in sensing the cellular redox status...
November 7, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110288/myocardial-perfusion-imaging-lessons-learned-and-work-to-be-done-update
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Ami E Iskandrian, Vasken Dilsizian, Ernest V Garcia, Rob S Beanlands, Manuel Cerqueira, Prem Soman, Daniel S Berman, Alberto Cuocolo, Andrew J Einstein, Charity J Morgan, Fadi G Hage, Heinrich R Schelbert, Jeroen J Bax, Joseph C Wu, Leslee J Shaw, Mehran M Sadeghi, Nagara Tamaki, Philipp A Kaufmann, Robert Gropler, Sharmila Dorbala, William Van Decker
As the second term of our commitment to Journal begins, we, the editors, would like to reflect on a few topics that have relevance today. These include prognostication and paradigm shifts; Serial testing: How to handle data? Is the change in perfusion predictive of outcome and which one? Ischemia-guided therapy: fractional flow reserve vs perfusion vs myocardial blood flow; positron emission tomography (PET) imaging using Rubidium-82 vs N-13 ammonia vs F-18 Flurpiridaz; How to differentiate microvascular disease from 3-vessel disease by PET? The imaging scene outside the United States, what are the differences and similarities? Radiation exposure; Special issues with the new cameras? Is attenuation correction needed? Are there normal databases and are these specific to each camera system? And finally, hybrid imaging with single-photon emission tomography or PET combined with computed tomography angiography or coronary calcium score...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108357/influence-of-angiographic-spontaneous-coronary-reperfusion-on-long-term-prognosis-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Xiaoming Li, Boyu Li, Jing Gao, Yunfei Wang, Song Xue, Dachuan Jiang, Qi Hua, Jing Li
Objective: To explore the influence of angiographic spontaneous coronary reperfusion (SR) on the short- and long-term outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Materials and Methods: Consecutive patients diagnosed as STEMI and undergoing emergent coronary angiography from January 2009 to August 2010 in a single center were enrolled. Patients whose initial coronary blood flow met Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) grade 3 were regarded as angiographic SR...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106745/demonstration-of-velocity-selective-myocardial-arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-imaging-in-humans
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Terrence R Jao, Krishna S Nayak
PURPOSE: Transit delay is a potential source of error in cardiac arterial spin-labeled (ASL) in heart failure or with collateral circulation. This study demonstrates the feasibility of using transit delay insensitive velocity selective ASL and compares its performance with flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery (FAIR) ASL. METHODS: Velocity selective labeling was achieved using an adiabatic BIR8 preparation. FAIR and velocity-selective ASL (VSASL) with various velocity cutoffs (VC  = 10-40 cm/s) and labeling directions (anterior-posterior X, lateral-septal Y, and apical-basal Z) were carried out in 10 healthy volunteers (1F/9M age 23-30 y)...
November 6, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104831/coronary-artery-aneurysm-presenting-as-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Murtaza Sundhu, Mehmet Yildiz, Bilal Saqi, Bilal Alam, Sidra Khalid, Emad Nukta
Coronary artery aneurysms are rare in the general population. There are no randomized control trials to guide the therapy at this moment. We present a case of a 52-year-old male who was recovering from addiction and was sober for past five years. He came to the hospital with typical chest pain. There were ST segment depressions in leads III and AVF. The second troponin was found to be elevated. The impression was non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. He was started on subcutaneous enoxaparin and underwent left heart catheterization which revealed dilated ectatic coronary arteries with aneurysmal dilatation...
July 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102777/reduced-glucose-transporter-1-in-brain-derived-circulating-endothelial-cells-in-mild-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
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Petra Vogelsang, Lasse Melvaer Giil, Anders Lund, Christian A Vedeler, Anagha P Parkar, Jan Erik Nordrehaug, Einar K Kristoffersen
Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) have blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction. Methods to study cells of the BBB in vivo would facilitate analyses of neurovascular damage in early AD. Thus, we conducted a pilot study to investigate if brain-derived endothelial cells (BDCECs) could be identified from a cell population of circulating endothelial cells (CECs). Peripheral blood was sampled from early AD patients (n = 9), patients with vascular diseases (myocardial infarction (n = 8) and ischemic stroke (n = 8)), and healthy controls (n = 8)...
November 1, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096829/ldl-apheresis-improves-coronary-flow-reserve-on-the-left-anterior-descending-artery-in-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia-and-chronic-ischemic-heart-disease
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Tiziana Sampietro, Francesco Sbrana, Emilio Maria Pasanisi, Federico Bigazzi, Christina Petersen, Michele Coceani, Beatrice Dal Pino, Andrea Ripoli, Mascia Pianelli, Roberta Luciani
BACKGROUND: LDL apheresis (LA) influences the microcirculation, endothelial function and cardiovascular homeostasis. The aim of our study was to analyze temporal variations of coronary flow reserve (CFR) on the left anterior descending artery, obtained during dipyridamole stress echocardiography (DSE), in patients with severe familial hypercholesterolemia on LA (LA group) or not (not LA group) and ischemic heart disease (IHD). METHODS: The LA group consisted in 10 patients (mean age 65 ± 7 years, male 70%) with Familial Hypercholesterolemia and chronic IHD on maximally tolerated lipid lowering therapy and chronic LA treatment (median 7 years, interquartile range 6-14 years)...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084269/non-muscle-myosin-iib-myh10-is-required-for-epicardial-function-and-coronary-vessel-formation-during-mammalian-development
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Liam A Ridge, Karen Mitchell, Ali Al-Anbaki, Wasay Mohiuddin Shaikh Qureshi, Louise A Stephen, Gennadiy Tenin, Yinhui Lu, Irina-Elena Lupu, Christopher Clowes, Abigail Robertson, Emma Barnes, Jayne A Wright, Bernard Keavney, Elisabeth Ehler, Simon C Lovell, Karl E Kadler, Kathryn E Hentges
The coronary vasculature is an essential vessel network providing the blood supply to the heart. Disruptions in coronary blood flow contribute to cardiac disease, a major cause of premature death worldwide. The generation of treatments for cardiovascular disease will be aided by a deeper understanding of the developmental processes that underpin coronary vessel formation. From an ENU mutagenesis screen, we have isolated a mouse mutant displaying embryonic hydrocephalus and cardiac defects (EHC). Positional cloning and candidate gene analysis revealed that the EHC phenotype results from a point mutation in a splice donor site of the Myh10 gene, which encodes NMHC IIB...
October 30, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080776/comprehensive-computational-assessment-of-blood-flow-characteristics-of-left-ventricle-based-on-in-vivo-mri-in-presence-of-artificial-myocardial-infarction
#16
Ali Imanparast, Nasser Fatouraee, Farhad Sharif
BACKGROUND: Understanding the effects of cardiac diseases on the heart's functionality which is the purpose of many biomedical researches, directly affects the diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Myocardial infarction (MI) is a common complication of cardiac ischemia, however, the impact of MI on the left ventricle (LV) flow patterns has not been widely considered by computational fluid dynamics studies thus far. METHODS: In this study, we present an insightful numerical method that creates an artificial MI on an image-based fluid-structure interactional model of normal LV to investigate its influence on the flow in comparison with the normal case...
October 26, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079777/pharmacological-preconditioning-with-gemfibrozil-preserves-cardiac-function-after-heart-transplantation
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Kálmán Benke, Csaba Mátyás, Alex Ali Sayour, Attila Oláh, Balázs Tamás Németh, Mihály Ruppert, Gábor Szabó, Gábor Kökény, Eszter Mária Horváth, István Hartyánszky, Zoltán Szabolcs, Béla Merkely, Tamás Radovits
While heart transplantation (HTX) is the definitive therapy of heart failure, donor shortage is emerging. Pharmacological activation of soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) and increased cGMP-signalling have been reported to have cardioprotective properties. Gemfibrozil has recently been shown to exert sGC activating effects in vitro. We aimed to investigate whether pharmacological preconditioning of donor hearts with gemfibrozil could protect against ischemia/reperfusion injury and preserve myocardial function in a heterotopic rat HTX model...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076947/left-versus-biventricular-assist-devices-in-cardiac-arrest
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Erik J S Packer, Grete Slettom, Atle Solholm, Arve Mongstad, Rune Haaverstad, Vegard Tuseth, Ketil Grong, Jan Erik Nordrehaug
Maintaining adequate organ perfusion during cardiac arrest remains a challenge, and various assist techniques have been evaluated. We assessed whether a right ventricular impeller assist device (RVAD) in adjunct to a left ventricular impeller assist device (LVAD) is beneficial. Twenty anesthetized pigs were randomized to maximized circulatory support by percutaneously implanted left- or biventricular assist device(s) during 30 minutes of electrically induced ventricular fibrillation followed by three attempts of cardioversion...
October 20, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071671/spect-quantification-of-myocardial-blood-flow-a-journey-of-a-thousand-miles-begins-with-a-single-step-lao-tzu-chinese-philosopher-604-531-bc
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Robert A deKemp, R Glenn Wells, Terrence D Ruddy
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October 25, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070680/the-allosteric-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-inhibitor-np12-limits-myocardial-remodeling-and-promotes-angiogenesis-in-an-acute-myocardial-infarction-model
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Jugajyoti Baruah, Ryan Hitzman, Jane Zhang, Suhnrita Chaudhuri, Victoria Mastej, Kishore K Wary
A key feature of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is an alteration in cardiac architecture. Signaling events that result in the inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3)β represent an adaptive response that might limit the extent of adverse remodeling in the aftermath of AMI. Here, we report that an allosteric inhibitor of GSK-3β, 4-benzyl-2-(naphthalene-1-yl)-1,2,4-thiadiazolidine-3,5-dione (NP12), lessens the magnitude of adverse myocardial remodeling and promotes angiogenesis. Male and female mice at 8-10 weeks old were grouped (six animals in each group) into sham surgery (sham group), left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery ligation followed by intramyocardial PBS injections (control group), and LAD ligation followed by NP12 administration (NP12 group)...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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