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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818204/geometry-as-a-confounder-when-assessing-ventricular-systolic-function-comparison-between-ejection-fraction-and-strain
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Thomas M Stokke, Nina E Hasselberg, Marit K Smedsrud, Sebastian I Sarvari, Kristina H Haugaa, Otto A Smiseth, Thor Edvardsen, Espen W Remme
BACKGROUND: Preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) and reduced myocardial strain are reported in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and more. OBJECTIVES: The authors performed a combined mathematical and echocardiographic study to understand the inconsistencies between EF and strains. METHODS: An analytical equation showing the relationship between EF and the 4 parameters, global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), wall thickness, and short-axis diameter, was derived from an elliptical LV model...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802483/left-ventricular-systolic-myocardial-deformation-a%C3%A2-comparison-of-two-and-three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-children
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Sowmya Balasubramanian, Rajesh Punn, Shea N Smith, Helene Houle, Theresa A Tacy
BACKGROUND: The clinical applicability and reliability of three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography has not been well studied in pediatric patients. The aim of this study was to compare two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography and 3DE real-time full-volume-derived strain and rotation indices in healthy children and patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS: Children with either normal function or DCM were prospectively recruited in an outpatient setting, and deformation indices, including circumferential, radial, and longitudinal strain and torsion, were measured by 2D and 3D echocardiography...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801894/increased-apical-rotation-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-assessed-by-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-imaging
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Maidar Tumenbayar, Kazuto Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Akihiro Endo, Kazuaki Tanabe
BACKGROUND: Two-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking imaging (STI) is a non-invasive method used to assess subtle changes in left ventricular (LV) function such as strain and rotational dynamics. However, 2D methodology is complicated by issues such as the out-of-plane problem inherent in short-axis imaging. In addition, circumferential rotation contributes to three-dimensional (3D) wall deformations and affects tracking accuracy. By using 3D-STI technique, we evaluated LV global longitudinal strain (GLS) and apical rotation in severe aortic stenosis (AS) patients with preserved LV ejection fraction (EF)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797723/left-ventricular-global-strain-analysis-by-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-the-learning-curve
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Jonathan Chan, Kenji Shiino, Nchafatso G Obonyo, Joseph Hanna, Robert Chamberlain, Andrew Small, Isabel G Scalia, William Scalia, Akira Yamada, Christian R Hamilton-Craig, Gregory M Scalia, Jose Luis Zamorano
BACKGROUND: The application of left ventricular (LV) global strain by speckle-tracking is becoming more widespread, with the potential for incorporation into routine clinical echocardiography in selected patients. There are no guidelines or recommendations for the training requirements to achieve competency. The aim of this study was to determine the learning curve for global strain analysis and determine the number of studies that are required for independent reporting. METHODS: Three groups of novice observers (cardiology fellows, cardiac sonographers, medical students) received the same standardized training module prior to undertaking retrospective global strain analysis on 100 patients over a period of 3 months...
August 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795671/-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-imaging-in-assessing-the-left-ventricular-systolic-function-and-its-dynamic-changes-of-patients-with-septic-shock
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Fei Yang, Yong Chen, Ruiqiang Zheng, Yong Ma, Haidi Yu, Wenjuan Zhang, Yang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate early and dynamic changes of the left ventricular systolic function of patients with septic shock by two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging (2D-STI), and to provide guidance for treatment and prognosis. METHODS: Fifty-eight septic shock patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Subei People's Hospital from January 2016 to April 2017 were enrolled. The septic shock patients were given early fluid resuscitation. The left ventricular end-diastolic volume (LVEDV), left ventricular end-systolic volume (LVESV), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), early diastolic mitral flow velocity/early diastolic mitral annular peak velocity (E/Em) were obtained by conventional echocardiography, and the left ventricular global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), global radial strain (GRS) were obtained by 2D-STI before fluid resuscitation and 1, 3, 7, 14 days after fluid resuscitation...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790928/enhanced-right-chamber-remodeling-in-endurance-ultra-trail-athletes-compared-to-marathon-runners-detected-by-standard-and-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Kristian Ujka, Luca Bastiani, Gennaro D'Angelo, Bruna Catuzzo, Alessandro Tonacci, Simona Mrakic-Sposta, Alessandra Vezzoli, Guido Giardini, Lorenza Pratali
Background: Strenuous and endurance exercise training have been associated with morphological and functional heart remodeling. Two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) is a novel technique that allows an accurate quantification of global myocardium deformation. Our aim was to evaluate together left and right cardiac remodeling in different long-distance running athletes: marathon runners (42 km) (M) and endurance mountain runners (>300 Km) (UT). Methods: A total of 92 athletes (70 males, 76%) including 47 M [age 45 ± 7 years; training: 18 (9-53) years(*)days/week], 45 UT [age 42 ± 9, training: 30 (15-66) years(*)days/week] underwent conventional echocardiography and STE (Beyond Diogenes 2...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783560/a-study-of-extracellular-matrix-remodeling-in-aortic-heart-valves-using-a-novel-biaxial-stretch-bioreactor
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Ying Lei, Shirin Masjedi, Zannatul Ferdous
In aortic valves, biaxial cyclic stretch is known to modulate cell differentiation, extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis and organization. We designed a novel bioreactor that can apply independent and precise stretch along radial and circumferential directions in a tissue culture environment. While this bioreactor can be used for either native or engineered tissues, this study determined matrix remodeling and strain distribution of aortic cusps after culturing under biaxial stretch for 14 days. The contents of collagen and glycosaminoglycans were determined using standard biochemical assays and compared with fresh controls...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774377/association-of-estimated-sodium%C3%A2-intake%C3%A2-with-adverse-cardiac-structure-and%C3%A2-function-from-the-hypergen-study
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Senthil Selvaraj, Luc Djoussé, Frank G Aguilar, Eva E Martinez, Vincenzo B Polsinelli, Marguerite R Irvin, Donna K Arnett, Sanjiv J Shah
BACKGROUND: The optimal level of sodium intake remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether examination of left ventricular longitudinal strain (LS), circumferential strain, and e' velocity can provide insight into thresholds for the detrimental effects of estimated sodium intake (ESI) on subclinical cardiovascular disease. METHODS: We performed speckle-tracking analysis on HyperGEN (Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network) study echocardiograms with available urinary sodium data (N = 2,996)...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772031/local-microrna-133a-downregulation-is-associated-with-hypertrophy-in-the-dyssynchronous-heart
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Lars B van Middendorp, Marion Kuiper, Chantal Munts, Philippe Wouters, Jos G Maessen, Frans A van Nieuwenhoven, Frits W Prinzen
AIMS: Left bundle branch block (LBBB) creates considerable regional differences in mechanical load within the left ventricle (LV). We investigated expression of selected microRNAs (miRs) in relation to regional hypertrophy and fibrosis in LBBB hearts and their reversibility upon cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighteen dogs were followed for 4 months after induction of LBBB, 10 of which received CRT after 2 months. Five additional dogs served as control...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770456/detection-of-myocardial-iron-overload-by-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-in-patients-with-beta-thalassaemia-major-a-combined-echocardiographic-and-t2-segmental-cmr-study
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Fausto Pizzino, Antonella Meloni, Anna Terrizzi, Tommaso Casini, Anna Spasiano, Carlo Cosmi, Massimo Allò, Concetta Zito, Scipione Carerj, Giovanni Donato Aquaro, Gianluca Di Bella, Alessia Pepe
We aimed to evaluate the role of two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging (2DSTI) in detecting early changes of myocardial deformation in patients affected by thalassemia major (TM) and its relation with myocardial iron overload (MIO) detected by T2* cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). We studied 28 TM patients (15 males, 37.4 ± 10 years). All patients underwent CMR and echocardiography in the same day. Segmental and global T2* values were measured. Values of global longitudinal strain (GLS) were derived from the three apical views, while radial and circumferential strain were obtained as average strain from the short axis views at basal, mid and apical level...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768517/automated-assessments-of-circumferential-strain-from-cine-cmr-correlate-with-lvef-declines-in-cancer-patients-early-after-receipt-of-cardio-toxic-chemotherapy
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Marie-Pierre Jolly, Jennifer H Jordan, Giselle C Meléndez, Gary R McNeal, Ralph B D'Agostino, W Gregory Hundley
BACKGROUND: In patients with cancer receiving potentially cardio-toxic chemotherapy, measurements of left ventricular (LV) circumferential or longitudinal strain are often used clinically to identify myocardial dysfunction. Using a new software algorithm, we sought to determine in individuals receiving treatment for cancer the association between automated assessments of LV mean mid-wall circumferential strain and conventional measures of LV ejection fraction (EF) both obtained from cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) cine balanced steady-state free-precession (bSSFP) white-blood acquisitions...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755868/assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-in-healthy-great-danes-and-in-great-danes-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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B Pedro, H Stephenson, C Linney, P Cripps, J Dukes-McEwan
OBJECTIVES: Assess global circumferential and radial systolic and diastolic myocardial function with speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in healthy Great Danes (GD) and in GD diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). ANIMALS: Eighty-nine GD were included in the study: 39 healthy (normal group [NORMg]) and 50 diagnosed with DCM (DCMg). METHODS: This was a retrospective study. Signalment and echocardiographic diagnosis were obtained from the medical records of GD assessed between 2008 and 2012...
August 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753691/experimental-study-of-anisotropic-stress-strain-relationships-of-aortic-and-pulmonary-artery-homografts-and-synthetic-vascular-grafts
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Yueqian Jia, Yangyang Qiao, I Ricardo Argueta-Morales, Aung Maung, Jack Norfleet, Yuanli Bai, Eduardo Divo, Alain J Kassab, William M DeCampli
Homografts and synthetic grafts are used in surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD). Determining these materials' mechanical properties will aid in understanding tissue behavior when subjected to abnormal CHD hemodynamics. Homograft tissue samples from anterior/posterior aspects, of ascending/descending aorta (AA, DA), innominate artery (IA), left subclavian artery (LScA), left common carotid artery (LCCA), main/left/right pulmonary artery (MPA, LPA, RPA), and synthetic vascular grafts, were obtained in three orientations: circumferential, diagonal (45 deg relative to circumferential direction), and longitudinal...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752570/a-preliminary-comparison-of-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-and-pressure-volume-loop-analysis-in-patients-with-fontan-physiology-the-role-of-ventricular-morphology
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David Steflik, Ryan J Butts, George H Baker, Varsha Bandisode, Andrew Savage, Andrew M Atz, Shahryar M Chowdhury
OBJECTIVE: Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) may be a useful modality for assessing ventricular performance in patients with single ventricle physiology. However, STE's ability to accurately assess ventricular performance in this population is unknown. The objective of this study was to perform a preliminary comparison of STE measures of myocardial deformation to reference standard measures of function derived from pressure-volume loop (PVL) analysis. DESIGN: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective study investigating PVLs in patients with Fontan physiology...
July 28, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748418/left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-its-relation-to-myocardial-fibrosis-and-exercise-tolerance
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Dimitrios Maragiannis, Paulino A Alvarez, Mohamad G Ghosn, Karen Chin, Jeremy J Hinojosa, John M Buergler, Dipan J Shah, Sherif F Nagueh
We sought to determine the relation between myocardial extracellular volume (ECV), left ventricular (LV) diastolic function, and exercise tolerance in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Forty five HCM patients with an ejection fraction >50% and no previous septal reduction therapy underwent imaging by CMR and transthoracic echocardiography. CMR was used to quantify LV volumes, mass, EF, LA volumes, scar burden, pre and post contrast T1 relaxation times and ECV. Echocardiography was used to measure outflow tract gradients, mitral inflow and annular velocities, circumferential strain, systolic, early and late diastolic strain rates...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741858/a-computational-approach-for-inferring-the-cell-wall-properties-that-govern-guard-cell-dynamics
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Hugh C Woolfenden, Gildas Bourdais, Michaela Kopischke, Eva Miedes, Antonio Molina, Silke Robatzek, Richard J Morris
Guard cells dynamically adjust their shape to regulate photosynthetic gas exchange, respiration rates and defend against pathogen entry. Cell shape changes are determined by the interplay of cell wall material properties and turgor pressure. To investigate this relationship between turgor pressure, cell wall properties and cell shape, we focused on kidney-shaped stomata and developed a biomechanical model of a guard cell pair. Treating the cell wall as a composite of the pectin-rich cell wall matrix embedded with cellulose microfibrils, we show that strong, circumferentially-oriented fibres are critical for opening...
July 25, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733364/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-myocardial-strain-after-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-systematic-review
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Kenneth Mangion, Christie McComb, Daniel A Auger, Frederick H Epstein, Colin Berry
The purpose of this systematic review is to provide a clinically relevant, disease-based perspective on myocardial strain imaging in patients with acute myocardial infarction or stable ischemic heart disease. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging uniquely integrates myocardial function with pathology. Therefore, this review focuses on strain imaging with cardiac magnetic resonance. We have specifically considered the relationships between left ventricular (LV) strain, infarct pathologies, and their associations with prognosis...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733311/regional-septal-hinge-point-injury-contributes-to-adverse-biventricular-interactions-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
Eva Amalie Nielsen, Kenichi Okumura, Mei Sun, Vibeke E Hjortdal, Andrew N Redington, Mark K Friedberg
Death and morbidity in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are often due to right ventricular (RV) failure and associated left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. We investigated regional myocardial remodeling and function as the basis for adverse ventricular-ventricular interactions in experimental chronic RV pressure overload. Two distinct animal models were studied: A rabbit model of increased RV pressure-load through progressive pulmonary artery banding A rat model of monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728481/feasibility-of-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-in-evaluation-of-arterial-stiffness-comparison-with-pulse-wave-velocity-and-conventional-sonographic-markers-of-atherosclerosis
#19
Michał Podgórski, Piotr Grzelak, Magdalena Kaczmarska, Michał Polguj, Maciej Łukaszewski, Ludomir Stefańczyk
Objective Arterial stiffening is an early marker of atherosclerosis that has a prognostic value for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Although many markers of arterial hardening have been proposed, the search is on for newer, more user-friendly and reliable surrogates. One such potential candidate has emerged from cardiology, the speckle-tracking technique. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of the two-dimensional speckle tracking for the evaluation of arterial wall stiffness in comparison with standard stiffness parameters...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716430/non-invasive-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-function-with-real-time-3-d-echocardiography
#20
Ran Chen, Meihua Zhu, Kacie Amacher, Xia Wu, David J Sahn, Muhammad Ashraf
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and feasibility of real-time 3-D echocardiography (3-DE) in assessing right ventricular (RV) systolic function. A latex balloon was inserted into the right ventricle of 20 freshly harvested pig hearts which were then passively driven by a pulsatile pump apparatus. The RV global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), global area strain (GAS) and RV ejection fraction (RVEF), derived from 3-DE, as well as the RVEF obtained from 2-D echocardiography (2-DE) were quantified at different stroke volumes (30-70 mL) and compared with sonomicrometry data...
July 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
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