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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072551/assessment-of-subclinical-left-ventricular-changes-in-essential-hypertensive-patients-with-hyperuricemia-a-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Xiaoyan Fang, Cuizhen Pan, Yongle Chen, Minmin Sun, Zhuojun Zhang, Lindi Jiang, Xiaolin Wang, Xianhong Shu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of hyperuricemia (HU) on subclinical changes of left ventricle (LV) function and structure in patients with hypertension (HT) using three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (3DSTE) and to explore the relationships between serum uric acid (SUA) levels and three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (3DSTE) parameters in hypertensive and nonhypertensive patients with HU. METHODS: Four age- and sex-matched groups were studied: I: healthy controls, HT- HU- (n = 40); II: HT- HU+ (n = 40); III: HT+ HU- (n = 40); IV: HT+ HU+ (n = 44)...
January 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070903/myocardial-deformation-in-pediatric-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidoses-a-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Francesco Borgia, Enrica Pezzullo, Vincenzo Schiano Lomoriello, Regina Sorrentino, Francesco Lo Iudice, Sara Cocozza, Roberto Della Casa, Giancarlo Parenti, Pietro Strisciuglio, Bruno Trimarco, Maurizio Galderisi
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are inherited lysosomal storage disorders caused by deficiency of required glycosaminoglycans breakdown enzymes, inducing cardiac involvement. Little is known about myocardial deformation involvement in MPS. Our aim was to assess biventricular structure and function in asymptomatic children with MPS using standard echo Doppler and 2D speckle tracking (STE). METHODS: Fifteen MPS children (one type I, six type II, three type III A, one III B, three IV A, one VI), asymptomatic for cardiac symptoms, and 15 age and sex-matched healthy controls underwent echo Doppler and STE...
January 10, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069510/species-specific-effects-of-aortic-valve-decellularization
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Mitchell C VeDepo, Eric E Buse, Rachael W Quinn, Todd Williams, Michael S Detamore, Richard A Hopkins, Gabriel L Converse
: Decellularized heart valves have great potential as a stand-alone valve replacement or as a scaffold for tissue engineering heart valves. Before decellularized valves can be widely used clinically, regulatory standards require pre-clinical testing in an animal model, often sheep. Numerous decellularization protocols have been applied to both human and ovine valves; however, the ways in which a specific process may affect valves of these species differently have not been reported. In the current study, the comparative effects of decellularization were evaluated for human and ovine aortic valves by measuring mechanical and biochemical properties...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069473/high-intensity-training-improves-global-and-segmental-strains-in-severe-congestive-heart-failure
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Yair Blumberg, Offir Ertracht, Itai Gershon, Noa Bachner-Hinenzon, Tali Reuveni, Shaul Atar
BACKGROUND: High intensity training (HIT) is superior to moderate aerobic training (MAT) for improving quality of life in congestive heart failure (CHF) patients. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has recently been suggested for estimation of left ventricle global and regional function. AIMS: We evaluated the utility of STE for characterizing differences in cardiac function following MAT or HIT in a CHF rat model. METHODS AND RESULTS: Following baseline physiological assessment, CHF was induced by coronary artery ligation in Sprague-Dawley rats...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067978/imaging-left-ventricular-mechanical-activation-in-heart-failure-patients-using-cine-dense-mri-validation-and-implications-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Daniel A Auger, Kenneth C Bilchick, Jorge A Gonzalez, Sophia X Cui, Jeffrey W Holmes, Christopher M Kramer, Michael Salerno, Frederick H Epstein
PURPOSE: To image late mechanical activation and identify effective left-ventricular (LV) pacing sites for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). There is variability in defining mechanical activation time, with some studies using the time to peak strain (TPS) and some using the time to the onset of circumferential shortening (TOS). We developed improved methods for imaging mechanical activation and evaluated them in heart failure (HF) patients undergoing CRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We applied active contours to cine displacement encoding with stimulated echoes (DENSE) strain images to detect TOS...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065583/left-ventricular-contraction-pattern-in-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-simultaneous-stress-strain-analysis-by-three-dimensional-echocardiography
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Kaspar Broch, Stefano F de Marchi, Richard Massey, Jonny Hisdal, Svend Aakhus, Lars Gullestad, Stig Urheim
BACKGROUND: The role of speckle-tracking echocardiography in the assessment of chronic aortic regurgitation (AR) is not established. Load dependency may encumber the interpretation of strain measurements in the chronically overloaded left ventricle. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms of left ventricular (LV) contraction patterns in asymptomatic patients with moderate to severe AR and preserved ejection fractions. METHODS: In this prospective, cross-sectional study, 31 patients with moderate to severe AR, 15 elite endurance athletes, and 17 healthy control subjects were examined using three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063633/evaluation-of-myocardial-strain-in-patients-with-amyloidosis-using-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking
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Tarun Pandey, Sindhura Alapati, Vibhor Wadhwa, Mohan M Edupuganti, Pooja Gurram, Shelly Lensing, Kedar Jambhekar
PURPOSE: To study the use of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) feature tracking technique in evaluation of myocardial amyloidosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CMR scans of 28 patients with biopsy proven myocardial amyloidosis and 35 controls were reviewed. Conventional short axis, vertical long axis, and 4-chamber cine steady-state free precession images from CMR scans were used to generate radial, circumferential, and longitudinal myocardial strain maps using feature tracking software...
November 10, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063138/are-biventricular-systolic-functions-impaired-in-patient-with-coronoray-slow-flow-a-prospective-study-with-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking
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Tuğba Kemaloğlu Öz, Mehmet Eren, Işıl Atasoy, Tayfun Gürol, Özer Soylu, Bahadır Dağdeviren
The newly developed three dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (3D-STE) technology provides quick and comprehensive quantitative assessment of biventricular myocardial dynamics. The impact of coronary slow flow phenomenon (CSFP) on biventricular functions has not been comprehensively evaluated using this new technology. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of CSFP on biventricular systolic functions using 3D-STE. Forty patients with CSFP and otherwise normal coronary arteries (NCAs) and 40 age- and sex-matched controls with normal coronary angiograms (CAGs) were prospectively enrolled...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060042/hiv-infected-children-in-malawi-have-decreased-performance-on-the-6-minute-walk-test-with-preserved-cardiac-mechanics-regardless-of-antiretroviral-treatment-status
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Amy Sims Sanyahumbi, Mina Hosseinipour, Danielle Guffey, Irving Hoffman, Peter N Kazembe, Madeline McCrary, Charles G Minard, Charles Van der Horst, Craig A Sable
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to (1) determine if cardiac disease can be detected in HIV-infected children by strain imaging, and (2) to evaluate differences in exercise performance between HIVinfected on and not yet on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and in HIV-uninfected children by 6- minute walk tests (6MWT) METHODS:: This cross-sectional study evaluated cardiac function by echocardiogram and exercise performance by 6MWT in HIV-infected and uninfected children ages 4 to 18 years in Lilongwe, Malawi...
January 3, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058478/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking-biventricular-two-dimensional-and-three-dimensional-strains-to-evaluate-ventricular-function-in-children-after-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-as-compared-with-healthy-children
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Fernando M Berganza, Cesar Gonzalez de Alba, Nazire Özcelik, Dilachew Adebo
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is an important tool to evaluate cardiac anatomy and ventricular size and function after repaired tetralogy of Fallot. Magnetic resonance tissue tagging is the gold standard for evaluation of myocardial strain. However, myocardial tagging strain requires tagged images to be obtained prospectively, during the scan and with limited temporal resolution. Cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking is a new tool that allows the retrospective analysis of cine images. There is limited experience with cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking strain analysis in children...
January 5, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057387/principal-strain-vascular-elastography-simulation-and-preliminary-clinical-evaluation
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Rohit Nayak, Steven Huntzicker, Jacques Ohayon, Nancy Carson, Vikram Dogra, Giovanni Schifitto, Marvin M Doyley
It is difficult to produce reliable polar strain elastograms (radial and circumferential) because the center of the carotid artery is typically unknown. Principal strain imaging can overcome this limitation, but suboptimal lateral displacement estimates make this an impractical approach for visualizing mechanical properties within the carotid artery. We hypothesized that compounded plane wave imaging can minimize this problem. To test this hypothesis, we performed (i) simulations with vessels of varying morphology and mechanical behavior (i...
January 2, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056808/comparison-of-global-myocardial-strain-assessed-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-tagging-and-feature-tracking-to-infarct-size-at-predicting-remodelling-following-stemi
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Abhishek M Shetye, Sheraz A Nazir, Naveed A Razvi, Nathan Price, Jamal N Khan, Florence Y Lai, Iain B Squire, Gerald P McCann, Jayanth R Arnold
BACKGROUND: To determine if global strain parameters measured by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) acutely following ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) predict adverse left ventricular (LV) remodelling independent of infarct size (IS). METHODS: Sixty-five patients with acute STEMI (mean age 60 ± 11 years) underwent CMR at 1-3 days post-reperfusion (baseline) and at 4 months. Global peak systolic circumferential strain (GCS), measured by tagging and Feature Tracking (FT), and global peak systolic longitudinal strain (GLS), measured by FT, were calculated at baseline, along with IS...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055859/right-ventricular-strain-torsion-and-dyssynchrony-in-healthy-subjects-using-3d-spiral-cine-dense-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Jonathan Suever, Gregory Wehner, Linyuan Jing, David Powell, Sean Hamlet, Jonathan Grabau, Dimitri Mojsejenko, Kristin Andres, Christopher Haggerty, Brandon Fornwalt
Mechanics of the left ventricle (LV) are important indicators of cardiac function. The role of right ventricular (RV) mechanics is largely unknown due to the technical limitations of imaging its thin wall and complex geometry and motion. By combining 3D Displacement Encoding with Stimulated Echoes (DENSE) with a post-processing pipeline that includes a local coordinate system, it is possible to quantify RV strain, torsion, and synchrony. In this study, we sought to characterize RV mechanics in 50 healthy individuals and compare these values to their LV counterparts...
December 29, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054208/is-2d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-useful-for-detecting-and-monitoring-myocardial-dysfunction-in-adult-m-3243a-g-carriers-a-retrospective-pilot-study
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S Koene, J Timmermans, G Weijers, P de Laat, C L de Korte, J A M Smeitink, M C H Janssen, L Kapusta
OBJECTIVES: Cardiomyopathy is a common complication of mitochondrial disorders, associated with increased mortality. Two dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE) can be used to quantify myocardial deformation. Here, we aimed to determine the usefulness of 2DSTE in detecting and monitoring subtle changes in myocardial dysfunction in carriers of the 3243A>G mutation in mitochondrial DNA. METHODS: In this retrospective pilot study, 30 symptomatic and asymptomatic carriers of the mitochondrial 3243A>G mutation of whom two subsequent echocardiograms were available were included...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052405/myocardial-layer-specific-analysis-in-patients-with-heterozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Zhaoting Leng, Rongjuan Li, Yijia Li, Lvya Wang, Yueli Wang, Ya Yang
OBJECTIVE: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the most common and serious monogenic disorder of lipid metabolism, causing premature coronary heart disease (CHD) due to accelerated atherosclerosis from birth, and the study of left ventricular (LV) function of this disease is seldom. The purpose of this study was to explore the value of layer-specific strain on assessing the early damage of LV function in asymptomatic and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) well-preserved patients with heterozygous FH (HeFH)...
January 3, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042971/left-ventricular-rotational-mechanics-in-early-infancy-normal-reference-ranges-and-reproducibility-of-peak-values-and-time-to-peak-values
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Shiraz A Maskatia, Wesley Lee, Carolyn A Altman, Nancy A Ayres, Douglas K Feagin, Ricardo H Pignatelli
INTRODUCTION: Left ventricular cardiac twist and torsion values have been described in premature and term neonates, but not in early infancy. Early and late peak untwist rates and time to peak (TTP) values have not been described in infants. METHODS: 53 term infants were enrolled prospectively. The following parameters were obtained by two blinded observers at 1-2months postnatal age: peak twist and torsion (twist indexed to LV length), peak twist rate and torsion rate, TTP twist, early peak untwist rate, TTP early untwist rate, late peak untwist rate, TTP late untwist rate...
December 30, 2016: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041955/cardiac-dysfunction-in-children-and-young-adults-with-heart-transplantation-a-comprehensive-echocardiography-study
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Marcello Chinali, Claudia Esposito, Giorgia Grutter, Roberta Iacobelli, Alessandra Toscano, Maria Grazia D'Asaro, Alessia Del Pasqua, Gianluca Brancaccio, Francesco Parisi, Fabrizio Drago, Gabriele Rinelli
BACKGROUND: Transplanted heart dysfunction is a serious life-threatening condition in pediatric transplant recipients. Several studies have focused on echocardiographic detection of early signs of cardiac dysfunction in this population. We evaluated advanced echocardiographic indices of cardiac function in a large sample of children and young adults with heart transplants with apparently normal cardiac function. METHODS: The study included 60 patients with normal ejection fraction with transplantation performed at pediatric age between 1986 and 2014 and 60 healthy control subjects...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040191/left-ventricular-function-in-children-and-adolescents-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
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Paweena Chungsomprasong, Robert Hamilton, Wietske Luining, Meena Fatah, Shi-Joon Yoo, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
The aim of this study was to determine if left ventricular (LV) contractility is reduced in children with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). For this retrospective study, children and adolescents undergoing a workup for ARVC were characterized according to the revised Task Force Criteria (rTFC). LV strain, rotation, and torsion were measured by feature-tracking cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). Of 142 pediatric patients, 41% had no, 23% possible, 20% borderline, and 16% definite ARVC...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039400/left-ventricular-endocardial-and-epicardial-strain-changes-with-apical-myocardial-ischemia-in-an-open-chest-porcine-model
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Kimberly Howard-Quijano, Melissa McCabe, Alexander Cheng, Wei Zhou, Kentaro Yamakawa, Einat Mazor, Jennifer C Scovotti, Aman Mahajan
Early detection of acute myocardial ischemia is critical to prevent permanent myocardial damage. The impact of apical ischemia on global left ventricular (LV) function can be difficult to characterize using traditional volume-based echocardiography measures. Myocardial strain imaging is a sensitive, quantitative marker of myocardial deformation that can measure ventricular function. Recent advances allow layer-specific measurement of endo- and epicardial strain, enhancing the ability to evaluate myocardial ischemia...
December 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033254/efficacy-of-an-early-home-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-for-patients-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-randomized-trial
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Lin Xu, Zekun Cai, Meihua Xiong, Yekuo Li, Guoying Li, Yu Deng, William Kongto Hau, Shuo Li, Wenhua Huang, Jian Qiu
BACKGROUND: The effect of an early short-term home-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program on ventricular function in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients is not yet clear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of our CR program on the improvement of myocardial function using three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (3D-STE) in AMI patients. METHODS: Fifty-two AMI patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups after discharge: the rehabilitation group, which participated in an early, home-based CR program, and the control group, which received only usual care...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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