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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632654/an-overview-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#1
Pal Suranyi, Akos Varga-Szemes, Anthony M Hlavacek
Familiarity with congenital heart disease (CHD) and its manifestations in adults is becoming increasingly important for the practicing cardiothoracic imager. The use of computed tomographic angiography is becoming commonplace not only in adults with a history and subsequent interventions for CHD as a child but also in de novo detection of-typically-milder, survivable forms of CHD, which are clinically suspected because of declining cardiac performance, cardiac events, or murmurs. Occasionally, adult CHD (ACHD) is found incidentally on scans performed for other indications (eg, trauma or neoplasm staging) because of improvements in computed tomographic technology and advanced visualization...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632652/utility-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-management-of-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#2
Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Aurelio Secinaro, Paolo Ciliberti, Megan Fuqua, Arni Nutting
The increasing number of patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) calls for the development of noninvasive imaging techniques that allow a long-term evaluation of native and postsurgical anatomy and function. Echocardiography remains the imaging modality of choice for congenital heart disease, but it is affected by limited acoustic windows and poor tissue characterization. Cardiac computed tomography and cardiac catheter angiography are 2 valid alternatives for the anatomic and functional assessment of ACHD; however, both use ionizing radiation, and cardiac catheter angiography requires an invasive approach...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628189/-a-statement-the-polish-cardiac-society-working-group-on-pulmonary-circulation-on-screening-for-cteph-patients-after-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#3
Michał Ciurzyński, Marcin Kurzyna, Grzegorz Kopeć, Piotr Błaszczak, Łukasz Chrzanowski, Karol Kamiński, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela, Ewa Mroczek, Andrzej Biederman, Piotr Pruszczyk, Adam Torbicki
Both pharmacological and invasive treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is now available in Poland and the awareness of the disease among physicians is growing. Thus, the Polish Cardiac Society's Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation in cooperation with independent experts in this field, have launched the statement on algorithm to guide a CTEPH diagnosis in patients with previous acute pulmonary embolism (APE). In Poland, every year this disease affects about 250 patients. CTEPH should be suspected in individuals after APE with dyspnea, despite at least 3 months period of effective anticoagulation, particularly when specified risk factors are present...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626825/phace-s-syndrome-report-of-a-case-with-new-ocular-and-systemic-manifestations
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Raheleh Assari, Vahid Ziaee, Sasan Moghimi, Mohammad Reza Akbari, Arash Mirmohammadsadeghi
PURPOSE: To describe an infant with PHACE(S) syndrome [posterior fossa anomalies (P), hemangiomas (H), arterial anomalies (A), cardiac abnormalities and coarctation of aorta (C), eye abnormalities (E), and the sternal defects (S)] with unusual strabismus, congenital glaucoma, and new systemic manifestations. METHODS: A 6-month-old girl was referred with large hemangiomas on the left side of the face. RESULTS: In the ocular examination, right esotropia and hypotropia, and limitation of elevation in adduction in the right eye were seen...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622946/estimation-of-myocardial-flow-reserve-utilizing-an-ultrafast-cardiac-spect-comparison-with-coronary-angiography-fractional-flow-reserve-and-the-syntax-score
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Masao Miyagawa, Yoshiko Nishiyama, Teruyoshi Uetani, Akiyoshi Ogimoto, Shuntaro Ikeda, Hayato Ishimura, Emiri Watanabe, Rami Tashiro, Yuki Tanabe, Teruhito Kido, Akira Kurata, Teruhito Mochizuki
BACKGROUND: Quantitative assessment of myocardial flow reserve (MFR) by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is challenging but may facilitate evaluation of multi-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: We enrolled 153 patients with suspected or known CAD, referred for pharmacological stress MPI. They underwent a (99m)Tc-perfusion stress/rest SPECT with an ultrafast cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) camera. Dynamic data were acquired and time-activity curves fitted to a 1-tissue compartment analysis with input function...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621042/clinical-evaluation-of-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-aaoca
#6
Silvana Molossi, Hitesh Agrawal
The clinical evaluation of patients with an anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA), a congenital abnormality of the origin or course of a coronary artery that arises from the aorta, is challenging given its first presentation being sudden cardiac arrest in about half of the patients. Symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath and syncope during exertion should be of concern in evaluating young athletes and nonathletes. The lack of abnormal signs on the physical exam and electrocardiogram further adds to the difficulty in establishing the diagnosis...
June 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617686/imaging-adult-patients-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Akanksha N Thakkar, Ponraj Chinnadurai, C Huie Lin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of current recommendations and techniques used to image coarctations of the aorta. RECENT FINDINGS: Imaging of coarctation of the aorta in adults is moving away from conventional techniques such as echocardiography and invasive angiography. Echocardiography may assist in making the diagnosis but is limited in its ability to quantify the severity of coarctations. Current guidelines recommend that every patient with a coarctation must undergo a computed tomography (CT) or MRI scan for accurate delineation of morphology...
June 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616562/coronary-calcification-compromises-myocardial-perfusion-irrespective-of-luminal-stenosis
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Michael Y Henein, Tarek Bengrid, Rachel Nicoll, Ying Zhao, Bengt Johansson, Axel Schmermund
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between coronary artery calcification (CAC) assessed by multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) and myocardial perfusion assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in a group of symptomatic patients. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of 120 patients (age 65.1 ± 8.9 years, 88 males) who presented with atypical chest pain to Bethanien Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany, between 2007 and 2010 and who underwent CAC scoring using MDCT, CMR, and conventional coronary angiography...
March 2017: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613933/quantification-of-radiation-dose-reduction-by-reducing-z-axis-coverage-in-320-detector-coronary-ct-angiography
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D J Murphy, A Keraliya, N Himes, A Aghayev, R Blankstein, M L Steigner
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the radiation dose reduction achievable by minimizing z-axis coverage in 320-detector coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 130 CCTAs performed on 320-detector CT that offers up to 16cm z-axis coverage (adjustable in 2cm increments), allowing complete coverage of the heart in a single gantry rotation. For each CT we obtained the radiation dose (CTDIvol and DLP), measured the z-axis field of view and measured the craniocaudal cardiac size (distance from the left main coronary artery to the cardiac apex)...
June 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613405/an-association-between-volumes-of-the-cardiac-chambers-and-troponin-levels-in-individuals-submitted-to-cardiac-coronary-computed-tomography
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Zach Rozenbaum, Yaron Arbel, Yoav Granot, Dotan Cohen, Haim Shmilovich, Tomer Ziv-Baran, Ehud Chorin, Ofer Havakuk, Merav Cohen, Shlomo Berliner, Yan Topilsky, Galit Aviram
BACKGROUND: Previous echocardiographic studies have revealed an association between enlarged cardiac chamber volumes and elevated troponin concentrations. An automatic 4-chamber volumetric analysis tool was adopted to investigate this association in patients who underwent cardiac-gated computed tomography angiography (CCTA). HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that troponin concentration within the normal range correlates with cardiac chambers' volumes. METHODS: Serum troponin was obtained from 157 ambulatory patients before undergoing CCTA for nonacute coronary artery evaluation...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608132/imaging-for-planning-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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H A Hildebrandt, A A Mahabadi, M Totzeck, R A Jánosi, A Y Lind, T Rassaf, P Kahlert
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has proven to be the standard of care for patients with prohibitive and high operative risk; today, it is considered a reasonable alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement in intermediate-risk patients. As indications for TAVI move toward patients at lower risk, safety aspects are becoming even more important. Furthermore, adequate patient selection is key for predictable procedural success with minimal complications, translating into an optimal clinical outcome...
June 12, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607546/histologic-sequelae-of-apical-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-dystrophic-calcification
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Shahryar G Saba, John N Makaryus, Navid Rahmani, Ram Jadonath
We present cardiac computed tomography (CT) findings demonstrating apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with dystrophic calcification of the left ventricular apex. The absence of significant epicardial coronary artery disease demonstrated by coronary CT angiography suggests that increased wall tension and decreased microvascular perfusion over time account for the dyskinetic apical myocardium, rather than myocardial infarction secondary to atherosclerotic plaque rupture. These observations support CT as the imaging modality of choice to visualize the deposition of calcium in injured myocardial tissue, a recognized occurrence in chronically infarcted myocardium...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600860/estimating-the-accuracy-of-a-reduced-order-model-for-the-calculation-of-fractional-flow-reserve-ffr
#13
Etienne Boileau, Sanjay Pant, Carl Roobottom, Igor Sazonov, Jingjing Deng, Xianghua Xie, Perumal Nithiarasu
Image-based non-invasive fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an emergent approach to determine the functional relevance of coronary stenoses. The present work aimed to determine the feasibility of using a method based on coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and reduced-order models (0D-1D) for the evaluation of coronary stenoses. The reduced-order methodology (cFFRro ) was kept as simple as possible and did not include pressure drop or stenosis models. The geometry definition was incorporated into the physical model used to solve coronary flow and pressure...
June 9, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600674/-value-of-cardiac-ct-in-the-diagnostic-work-up-of-coronary-artery-disease-update-2017
#14
M Meyer, T Henzler
The quantification of coronary calcifications using noncontrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) as well as coronary CT angiography (cCTA) have rapidly evolved in the recent years. Nowadays, both techniques are increasingly clinically accepted regarding risk stratification and accurate exclusion of significant coronary artery disease (CAD). The higher acceptance of cCTA is mainly based on the higher robustness, lower radiation exposure through continuous technical innovations as well as by the growing scientific evidence...
June 9, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597744/noninvasive-techniques-for-the-diagnosis-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-in-adult-patients
#15
Natalia DłużNiewska, Magdalena Kostkiewicz, Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pająk, Maciej Krupiński, Jakub Podolec, Maria Olszowska, Piotr Podolec
Background Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly which requires surgical treatment, which improves left ventricular function and clinical outcomes. The definitive diagnosis of ALCAPA is based on coronary angiography, however, noninvasive visualization of the origin of the coronary artery is often helpful in the diagnosis of ALCAPA. Objectives The purpose of this study was to evaluate noninvasive techniques for the diagnosis of ALCAPA, and present the clinical outcomes in adults after surgical correction of ALCAPA...
February 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592383/long-term-outcome-prediction-by-functional-parameters-derived-from-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
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Dominik C Benz, Fran Mikulicic, Christoph Gräni, Dominic Moret, Mathias Possner, Olivier F Clerc, Annina A Studer Bruengger, Oliver Gaemperli, Ronny R Buechel, Aju P Pazhenkottil, Philipp A Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Estimation of hemodynamic relevance of a coronary stenosis from coronary computed angiography (CCTA) has raised substantial interest. Recently, the corrected coronary opacification (CCO) decrease and the transluminal attenuation gradient (TAG) have been suggested as faster alternatives to the FFRCT. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether the diagnostic accuracy of CCO decrease and TAG translates into an added prognostic value in patients evaluated for coronary artery disease (CAD)...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591861/diagnostic-reference-levels-in-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography-a-systematic-review
#17
Ali B Alhailiy, Patrick C Brennan, Mark F McEntee, Peter L Kench, Elaine A Ryan
Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a commonly used diagnostic tool for cardiovascular disease. Despite constant improvements to imaging technologies, the radiation dose to patients from CCTA remains a concern when using this procedure. There remains a need for optimisation of CCTA procedures and accurate dose monitoring to reduce the potential risk of cancer. Establishing diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) allows for the assessment of radiation dose variations, enabling strategies aimed at standardising doses across radiological centres...
June 7, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591059/left-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-ruptured-into-left-ventricle-a-case-report-of-320-multidetector-ct-findings
#18
Kyungsoo Bae, Kyung Nyeo Jeon, Hyang-Im Lee, Jeong Yoon Jang, Sung Eun Park, Kyeong Hwa Ryu, Hye Jin Baek, Bo Hwa Choi, Jin Il Moon, Soo Buem Cho
RATIONALE: Ruptured aneurysm originating from the left coronary sinus of Valsalva into the left ventricle (LV) is extremely rare. Imaging features of sinus aneurysm has been commonly reported using echocardiography or angiography. Here, we report multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) findings of left sinus of Valsalva aneurysm extending into the LV and caused severe aortic regurgitation (AR) in a 44-year-old male with latent infective endocarditis. The role of MDCT in preoperative surgical planning was also emphasized...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584585/an-audit-on-the-appropriateness-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-referrals-in-a-tertiary-cardiac-center
#19
Ahmed Ali Alderazi, Mary Lynch
BACKGROUND: In response to growing concerns regarding the overuse of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in the clinical setting, multiple societies, including the American College of Cardiology Foundation, have jointly published revised criteria regarding the appropriate use of this imaging modality. However, previous research indicates significant discrepancies in the rate of adherence to these guidelines. AIM: To assess the appropriateness of CCTA referrals in a tertiary cardiac center in Bahrain...
January 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580737/pragmatic-approach-to-chest-pain-patients-discharged-with-undetectable-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-and-normal-electrocardiogram-the-stabs-ct-protocol
#20
Warrick Bishop, Gary Girao
A strategy that discharges chest pain patients with negative high-sensitivity troponin and non-ischaemic electrocardiography changes may still result in 0.44% of patients experiencing myocardial infarction within 30 days. We observed that a pragmatic approach that systematically discharged 25 patients on cardio-protective medications of aspirin, metoprolol and atorvastatin followed with prompt (<10 days) coronary computed tomography angiography resulted in no major adverse cardiac event and adverse drug reaction 30 days post-presentation...
June 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
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