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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048460/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-a-device-dependent-imaging-strategy-for-improved-image-quality
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Sebastian Hilbert, Cosima Jahnke, Susanne Loebe, Sabrina Oebel, Alexander Weber, Ricardo Spampinato, Sergio Richter, Michael Doering, Andreas Bollmann, Philipp Sommer, Gerhard Hindricks, Ingo Paetsch
Aims: To prospectively determine evaluability of routine cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) diagnostic modules in a referral population of implanted rhythm device all-comers, and to establish a device-dependent CMR imaging strategy to achieve optimal image quality. Methods and results: One hundred and twenty-eight patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices [insertable cardiac monitoring system, n = 14; implantable loop-recorder, n = 21; pacemaker, n = 31; implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), n = 50; and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), n = 12] underwent clinically indicated CMR at 1...
October 18, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043555/impact-of-non-specific-normal-databases-on-perfusion-quantification-of-low-dose-myocardial-spect-studies
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Camilla Scabbio, Orazio Zoccarato, Simona Malaspina, Giovanni Lucignani, Angelo Del Sole, Michela Lecchi
AIM: To evaluate the impact of non-specific normal databases on the percent summed rest score (SR%) and stress score (SS%) from simulated low-dose SPECT studies by shortening the acquisition time/projection. METHODS: Forty normal-weight and 40 overweight/obese patients underwent myocardial studies with a conventional gamma-camera (BrightView, Philips) using three different acquisition times/projection: 30, 15, and 8 s (100%-counts, 50%-counts, and 25%-counts scan, respectively) and reconstructed using the iterative algorithm with resolution recovery (IRR) Astonish(TM) (Philips)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034066/novel-spect-technologies-and-approaches-in-cardiac-imaging
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Piotr Slomka, Guang-Uei Hung, Guido Germano, Daniel S Berman
Recent novel approaches in myocardial perfusion single photon emission CT (SPECT) have been facilitated by new dedicated high-efficiency hardware with solid-state detectors and optimized collimators. New protocols include very low-dose (1 mSv) stress-only, two-position imaging to mitigate attenuation artifacts, and simultaneous dual-isotope imaging. Attenuation correction can be performed by specialized low-dose systems or by previously obtained CT coronary calcium scans. Hybrid protocols using CT angiography have been proposed...
December 1, 2016: Cardiovasc Innov Appl
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032954/coronary-flow-reserve-is-predictive-of-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-death-regardless-of-chronic-kidney-disease-stage
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David M Charytan, Hicham Skali, Nishant R Shah, Vikas Veeranna, Michael K Cheezum, Viviany R Taqueti, Takashi Kato, Courtney R Bibbo, Jon Hainer, Sharmila Dorbala, Ron Blankstein, Marcelo F Di Carli
Microvascular rarefaction is found in experimental uremia, but data from patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are limited. We therefore quantified absolute myocardial blood flow and coronary flow reserve (the ratio of peak to resting flow) from myocardial perfusion positron emission tomography scans at a single institution. Individuals were classified into standard CKD categories based on the estimated glomerular filtration rate. Associations of coronary flow reserve with CKD stage and cardiovascular mortality were analyzed in models adjusted for cardiovascular risk factors...
October 13, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016731/electrical-coupling-between-ventricular-myocytes-and-myofibroblasts-in-the-infarcted-mouse-heart
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Michael Rubart, Wen Tao, Xiao-Long Lu, Simon J Conway, Sean P Reuter, Shien-Fong Lin, Mark H Soonpaa
Aims: Recent studies have demonstrated electrotonic coupling between scar tissue and the surrounding myocardium in cryoinjured hearts. However, the electrical dynamics occurring at the myocyte-nonmyocyte interface in the fibrotic heart remain undefined. Here, we sought to develop an assay to interrogate the nonmyocyte cell type contributing to heterocellular coupling and to characterize, on a cellular scale, its voltage response in the infarct border zone of living hearts. Methods and results: We used two-photon laser scanning microscopy in conjunction with a voltage-sensitive dye to record transmembrane voltage changes simultaneously from cardiomyocytes and adjoined nonmyocytes in Langendorff-perfused mouse hearts with healing myocardial infarction...
September 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948527/variations-in-the-referral-patterns-to-pharmacologic-and-exercise-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Mahmoud Eldirani, Omar Chehab, Hussein Hassan, Hani Tamim, Habib A Dakik
BACKGROUND: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is commonly utilized for the non-invasive evaluation of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). It is either performed with exercise or pharmacologic stress. The objective of this study is to compare the referral patterns and diagnostic findings in patients referred for pharmacologic vs exercise MPI. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a prospective study of 429 consecutive patients who were referred for MPI at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (23% had pharmacologic stress with dipyridamole and 77% had exercise stress testing)...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945476/assessment-of-lungs-for-transplant-recovered-from-uncontrolled-donation-after-circulatory-determination-of-death-donors
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Thomas Egan, John Blackwell, Katherine Birchard, Benjamin Haithcock, Jason Long, Stephen Gazda, Nissa Casey, Caitlin Thys
RATIONALE: To address the lung donor shortage, we obtained institutional review board and US Food and Drug Administration approval to transplant lungs recovered from uncontrolled donation after circulatory determination of death donors (uDCDDs). OBJECTIVES: To compare outcomes of recipients of lungs recovered from uDCDDs vs. brain-dead donors. METHODS: After consent and screening, lungs recovered from uDCDDs were assessed by 4 hours ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) and computed tomography (CT) scan...
September 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925655/pleuritic-chest-pain-sorting-through-the-differential-diagnosis
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Brian V Reamy, Pamela M Williams, Michael Ryan Odom
Pleuritic chest pain is characterized by sudden and intense sharp, stabbing, or burning pain in the chest when inhaling and exhaling. Pulmonary embolism is the most common serious cause, found in 5% to 21% of patients who present to an emergency department with pleuritic chest pain. A validated clinical decision rule for pulmonary embolism should be employed to guide the use of additional tests such as d-dimer assays, ventilation-perfusion scans, or computed tomography angiography. Myocardial infarction, pericarditis, aortic dissection, pneumonia, and pneumothorax are other serious causes that should be ruled out using history and physical examination, electrocardiography, troponin assays, and chest radiography before another diagnosis is made...
September 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903760/feasibility-of-detecting-myocardial-infarction-in-the-sheep-fetus-using-late-gadolinium-enhancement-cmr-imaging
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An Qi Duan, Mitchell C Lock, Sunthara Rajan Perumal, Jack R Darby, Jia Yin Soo, Joseph B Selvanayagam, Christopher K Macgowan, Mike Seed, Janna L Morrison
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has enabled the accurate assessment of myocardial infarction (MI). However, LGE CMR has not been performed successfully in the fetus, where it could be useful for animal studies of interventions to promote cardiac regeneration. We believe that LGE imaging could allow us to document the presence, extent and effect of MI in utero and would thereby expand our capacity for conducting fetal sheep MI research...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902766/future-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-ischemic-ecg-changes-during-adenosine-infusion-as-a-myocardial-stress-agent-and-normal-cardiac-scan
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Hamid Amer, Khalid Niaz, Jun Hatazawa, Ahmed Gasmelseed, Hussain Al Samiri, Maram Al Othman, Mai Al Hammad
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the prognostic importance of adenosine-induced ischemic ECG changes in patients with normal single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion images (MPI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective analysis of 765 patients undergoing adenosine MPI between January 2013 and January 2015. Patients with baseline ECG abnormalities and/or abnormal scan were excluded. RESULTS: Overall, 67 (8...
November 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901610/low-dose-dynamic-myocardial-perfusion-ct-imaging-using-a-motion-adaptive-sparsity-prior
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Zhaoying Bian, Dong Zeng, Zhang Zhang, Changfei Gong, Xiumei Tian, Gang Yan, Jing Huang, Hong Guo, Bo Chen, Jing Zhang, Qianjin Feng, Wufan Chen, Jianhua Ma
PURPOSE: Dynamic myocardial perfusion computed tomography (DM-PCT) imaging offers benefits over quantitative assessment of myocardial blood flow (MBF) for diagnosis and risk stratification of coronary artery disease. However, one major drawback of DM-PCT imaging is that a high radiation level is imparted by repeated scanning. To address this issue, in this work, we developed a statistical iterative reconstruction algorithm based on the penalized weighted least-squares (PWLS) scheme by incorporating a motion adaptive sparsity prior (MASP) model to achieve high-quality DM-PCT imaging with low tube current dynamic data acquisition...
September 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885540/stress-only-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-a-prospective-study-on-the-accuracy-and-observer-agreement-with-quantitative-coronary-angiography-as-the-gold-standard
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June A Ejlersen, Ole May, Jesper Mortensen, Gitte L Nielsen, Jeppe F Lauridsen, Johansen Allan
OBJECTIVE: Patients with normal stress perfusion have an excellent prognosis. Prospective studies on the diagnostic accuracy of stress-only scans with contemporary, independent examinations as gold standards are lacking. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 109 patients with typical angina and no previous coronary artery disease underwent a 2-day stress (exercise)/rest, gated, and attenuation-corrected (AC), 99m-technetium-sestamibi perfusion study, followed by invasive coronary angiography...
November 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879533/patient-specific-activity-or-scan-time-in-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-a-hands-on-approach
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J D van Dijk, P L Jager, J A van Dalen
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September 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864442/integrated-non-invasive-physiological-assessment-of-coronary-circulatory-function-and-impact-on-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Ankur Gupta, Viviany R Taqueti, Tim P van de Hoef, Navkaranbir S Bajaj, Paco E Bravo, Venkatesh L Murthy, Michael T Osborne, Sara B Seidelmann, Tomas S Vita, Courtney F Bibbo, Meagan Harrington, Jon Hainer, Ornella Rimoldi, Sharmila Dorbala, Deepak L Bhatt, Ron Blankstein, Paolo G Camici, Marcelo F Di Carli
Background -It is suggested that the integration of maximal myocardial blood flow (MBF) and coronary flow reserve (CFR), termed coronary flow capacity, allows comprehensive evaluation of patients with known or suspected stable coronary artery disease. As management decisions are predicated on clinical risk, we sought to determine the independent and integrated value of maximal MBF and CFR for predicting cardiovascular death. Methods -MBF and CFR were quantified in 4,029 consecutive patients (median age 66 years, 50...
September 1, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822102/effect-of-a-patient-specific-minimum-activity-in-stress-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-using-czt-spect-prognostic-value-radiation-dose-and-scan-outcome
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J D van Dijk, N M Borren, M Mouden, J A van Dalen, J P Ottervanger, P L Jager
BACKGROUND: SPECT Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is associated with a relatively high radiation burden and decreasing image quality in heavy patients. Patient-specific low-activity protocols (PLAPs) are suggested but follow-up data is lacking. Our aim was to compare the use of a standard fixed-activity protocol (FAP) with a PLAP in cadmium zinc telluride (CZT)-SPECT MPI. METHODS: We retrospectively included 1255 consecutive patients who underwent CZT-SPECT stress-optional rest MPI...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813561/comparison-of-coronary-ct-angiography-spect-pet-and-hybrid-imaging-for-diagnosis-of-ischemic-heart-disease-determined-by-fractional-flow-reserve
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Ibrahim Danad, Pieter G Raijmakers, Roel S Driessen, Jonathon Leipsic, Rekha Raju, Chris Naoum, Juhani Knuuti, Maija Mäki, Richard S Underwood, James K Min, Kimberly Elmore, Wynand J Stuijfzand, Niels van Royen, Igor I Tulevski, Aernout G Somsen, Marc C Huisman, Arthur A van Lingen, Martijn W Heymans, Peter M van de Ven, Cornelis van Kuijk, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Albert C van Rossum, Paul Knaapen
Importance: At present, the choice of noninvasive testing for a diagnosis of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) is ambiguous, but nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging with single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) or positron emission tomography (PET) and coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is predominantly used for this purpose. However, to date, prospective head-to-head studies are lacking regarding the diagnostic accuracy of these imaging modalities. Furthermore, the combination of anatomical and functional assessments configuring a hybrid approach may yield improved accuracy...
October 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765182/a-vulnerable-plaque-identified-on-ct-coronary-angiography-when-should-we-act-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Sarah R Blake, Thomas D Heseltine, Scott Murray, Balazs Ruzsics
CT coronary angiography (CTCA) is increasingly being used to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD). Recent technological advancements, including dual energy CT and improved gantry times, have led to the ability to image coronary arteries with excellent spatial resolution at low radiation doses. Atheromatous plaques can be identified using CTCA and assessed to establish the risk of acute coronary syndrome from each individual plaque. If CTCA identifies CAD, it should then be used in conjunction with functional testing or invasive angiography with physiological assessment to establish the significance of coronary disease in an individual patient...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726076/ejection-fraction-in-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-assessed-with-a-dynamic-phantom-comparison-between-iq-spect-and-lehr
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Eero Hippeläinen, Teemu Mäkelä, Touko Kaasalainen, Erna Kaleva
BACKGROUND: Developments in single photon emission tomography instrumentation and reconstruction methods present a potential for decreasing acquisition times. One of such recent options for myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is IQ-SPECT. This study was motivated by the inconsistency in the reported ejection fraction (EF) and left ventricular (LV) volume results between IQ-SPECT and more conventional low-energy high-resolution (LEHR) collimation protocols. IQ-SPECT and LEHR quantitative results were compared while the equivalent number of iterations (EI) was varied...
December 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695497/comparison-of-ctac-and-prone-imaging-for-the-detection-of-coronary-artery-disease-using-czt-spect
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Shimpei Ito, Akihiro Endo, Taiji Okada, Taku Nakamura, Takashi Sugamori, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Kazuaki Tanabe
BACKGROUND: Cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) cameras have improved the evaluation of patients with chest pain. However, inferior/inferolateral attenuation artifacts similar to those seen with conventional Anger cameras persist. We added prone acquisitions and CT attenuation correction (CTAC) to the standard supine image acquisition and analyzed the resulting examinations. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-two patients referred for invasive coronary angiography (CAG), and who also underwent rest/stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) on a CZT camera in the supine and prone positions plus CTAC imaging, to examine known or suspected CAD between April 2013 and March 2014 were included...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670826/current-practices-are-variable-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-results-of-a-survey
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Hitesh Agrawal, Carlos M Mery, Patrick E Day, S Kristen Sexson Tejtel, E Dean McKenzie, Charles D Fraser, Athar M Qureshi, Silvana Molossi
BACKGROUND: Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) is the second leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes in the USA. Long-term outcome data for these patients are lacking to date. There is insufficient knowledge on the best approach to these patients and they are managed in a nonuniform manner. METHODS: An online survey of 15 questions regarding management of AAOCA was sent out to 198 cardiac healthcare providers. The goal was to define gaps in knowledge to justify a dedicated scientific forum for discussion of AAOCA...
July 2, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
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