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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910996/speckle-tracking-echocardiography-predicts-early-subclinical-anthracycline-cardiotoxicity-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Qi Tang, Yan Jiang, Yali Xu, Hongmei Xia
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the early changes of left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) mechanics associated with anthracycline treatment for breast cancer and to determine whether two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) analysis could predict chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity. BACKGROUND: Anthracycline generates progressive LV dysfunction associated with a poor prognosis. Early detection of minor change of myocardial mechanics is thus important...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894255/silent-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-everyday-practice-a-clinical-and-echocardiographic-study
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Brane Loncarevic, Danijela Trifunovic, Ivan Soldatovic, Bosiljka Vujisic-Tesic
BACKGROUND: Whether type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in the absence of hypertension (HTA) and coronary artery disease (CAD) affects left ventricular (LV) phenotype and function among asymptomatic DM patients that can be easily discovered in everyday practice, what is the clinical risk profile for diabetic cardiomyopathy and how HTA and CAD modulate LV structure and function above diabetic cardiomyopathy, are still incompletely answered questions. METHODS: In 210 DM patients (group I: 70 asymptomatic DM patients without HTA and CAD; group II: 70 DM patients with HTA and no CAD; group III: 70 DM patients with CAD and no HTA) and 80 healthy individuals, comprehensive echocardiography including speckle tracking strain and strain rate analysis, was done...
November 29, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893065/histology-and-biaxial-mechanical-behavior-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-tissue-samples
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Francesco Q Pancheri, Robert A Peattie, Nithin D Reddy, Touhid Ahamed, Wenjian Lin, Timothy D Ouellette, Mark D Iafrati, A Luis Dorfmann
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) represent permanent, localized dilations of the abdominal aorta that can be life-threatening if progressing to rupture. Evaluation of risk of rupture depends on understanding the mechanical behavior of patient AAA walls. In this project, a series of patient AAA wall tissue samples have been evaluated through a combined anamnestic, mechanical and histopathologic approach. Mechanical properties of the samples have been characterized using a novel, strain-controlled, planar biaxial testing protocol emulating the in vivo deformation of the aorta...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889396/functional-recovery-of-regional-myocardial-deformation-in-patients-with-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Sung-Ai Kim, Sang-Ho Jo, Kyoung-Ha Park, Hyun-Sook Kim, Sang-Jin Han, Woo-Jung Park
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is acute, but completely reversible in the absence of significant coronary artery disease. This study aims to assess the functional recovery of regional myocardial deformation in patients with TC using 2-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking echocardiography. METHODS: Thirty-three patients diagnosed with TC (mean age 63 years, 26 female) prospectively underwent serial 2D echocardiography on day 1 (initial presentation), day 4 [the middle, interquartile range (IQR), 2-5 days], and day 21 (recovery, IQR 13-32 days)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888778/loss-of-mechanical-directional-dependency-of-the-ascending-aorta-with-severe-medial-degeneration
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Jennifer Chung, Kevin Lachapelle, Raymond Cartier, Rosaire Mongrain, Richard L Leask
Biomechanical characterization of the aortic wall may help risk stratify patients with aneurysms. We investigated the degree of anisotropy, the directional dependency of mechanical properties, in control and aneurysmal ascending aortic tissue. We hypothesized that medial degeneration and aortic wall remodeling as found in aneurysmal tissue alter energy loss in both the circumferential and longitudinal directions, thereby reducing anisotropy. Aneurysmal and control ascending aortic tissue excised during surgery was subjected to biaxial tensile testing...
November 15, 2016: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888320/cardiac-mechanics-and-heart-rate-variability-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-the-association-that-we-should-not-miss
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Maja Zlatanovic, Marijana Tadic, Vera Celic, Branislava Ivanovic, Ana Stevanovic, Nemanja Damjanov
We aimed to determine left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) structure, function and mechanics, as well as heart rate variability (HRV), and their relationship, in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The study included 41 SSc patients and 30 age-matched healthy volunteers. All the patients underwent clinical examination, serological tests, pulmonary function testing, 24-h Holter monitoring and complete two-dimensional echocardiography including strain analysis. The parameters of LV structure (interventricular septum thickness and LV mass index) and RV structure (RV wall thickness) were significantly higher in SSc patients...
November 25, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886611/inter-and-intraobserver-consistency-in-lv-myocardial-strain-measurement-using-a-novel-multi-layer-technique-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-lv-ejection-fraction
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Koya Ozawa, Nobusada Funabashi, Tomoko Kamata, Yoshio Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: A new transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) technique allows multi-layer measurement of left ventricular (LV), endocardial, epicardial, and whole layer myocardial strain. We evaluated interobserver and intraobserver TTE reproducibility for 2D LV global longitudinal (GLS) and circumferential strain (GCS) estimates using data from severe aortic stenosis (AS) subjects with preserved LV ejection fraction (EF). METHODS: Twenty severe AS subjects (11 male; mean age, 75±7years; LV EF >50%) underwent TTE (Vivid E9, GE Healthcare)...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885998/bi-ventricular-finite-element-model-of-right-ventricle-overload-in-the-healthy-rat-heart
#8
Fulufhelo Masithulela
BACKGROUND: The recognition of RV overpressure is critical to human life, as this may signify morbidity and mortality. Right ventricle (RV) dysfunction is understood to have an impact on the performance of the left ventricle (LV), but the mechanisms remain poorly understood. It is understood that ventricular compliance has the ability to affect cardiac performance. In this study, a bi-ventricular model of the rat heart was used in preference to other, single-ventricle models. Finite element analysis (FEA) of the bi-ventricular model provides important information on the function of the healthy heart...
November 25, 2016: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885496/descending-aortic-mechanics-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-transesophageal-echocardiography-study
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Rogério Teixeira, Ricardo Monteiro, Paulo Dinis, Maria José Santos, Ana Botelho, Nuno Quintal, Nuno Cardim, Lino Gonçalves
Vascular mechanics assessed with two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) could be used as a new imaging surrogate of vascular stiffening. The CHA2DS2-VASc score is considered accurate as an estimate of stroke risk in non-valvular AF, although many potential stroke risk factors have not been included in this scoring method. The purpose of this research is to study the feasibility of evaluating vascular mechanics at the descending aorta in non-valvular AF patients using transesophageal 2D-STE and to analyze the association between descending aortic mechanics and stroke...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878925/left-ventricular-deformation-at-rest-predicts-exercise-induced-elevation-in-pulmonary-artery-wedge-pressure-in-patients-with-unexplained-dyspnoea
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Tor Biering-Sørensen, Mário Santos, Jose Rivero, Shane D McCullough, Erin West, Alexander R Opotowsky, Aaron B Waxman, David M Systrom, Amil M Shah
AIMS: Impaired left ventricular (LV) deformation despite preserved LV ejection fraction (LVEF) is common and predicts outcomes in heart failure with preserved LVEF. We hypothesized that impaired LV deformation at rest is a marker of impaired cardiac systolic and diastolic reserve, and aimed to determine whether resting longitudinal (LS) and circumferential strain (CS) are associated with invasively measured haemodynamic response to exercise in patients with dyspnoea and a normal LVEF...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878699/differentiation-of-light-chain-cardiac-amyloidosis-from-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-using-myocardial-mechanical-parameters-by-velocity-vector-imaging-echocardiography
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Lu Zhang, Xiao Zhou, Jing Wang, Yang Mu, Bohan Liu, Wenqing Lv, Ye Wang, Hongwei Liu, Hongbin Liu, Guang Zhi
We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of layered velocity vector imaging (VVI)-derived left ventricular (LV) mechanical parameters in the differential diagnosis of primary light-chain cardiac amyloidosis (AL-CA) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We recruited 35 subjects with histologically-diagnosed AL-CA, 35 subjects with HCM, and 30 age-matched healthy controls. We used conventional echocardiography and electrocardiogram to evaluate general heart function and electrophysiology properties. Furthermore, we applied two-dimensional VVI echocardiography to assess the layered mechanical parameters during systole, including endocardial and epicardial longitudinal strain (ENDO and EPI LSsys), circumferential strain (CSsys), radial strain (RSsys), rotation (ROT) and twist (TWI), in different LV walls and levels...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878628/global-deformation-parameters-response-to-exercise-in-adolescents-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Timur Mese, Baris Guven, Murat Muhtar Yilmazer, Mustafa Demirol, Şenay Çoban, Cem Karadeniz
Exercise stress echocardiography is rarely used in the follow-up of children with congenital heart disease following surgical repair. There are no data on global longitudinal strain (GLS) and global circumferential strain (GCS) during exercise in adolescents with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate GLS and GCS using speckle tracking two-dimensional echocardiography (2D-STE) at rest and during exercise in adolescents with repaired TOF. Twenty patients with repaired TOF and 20 controls were included...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870975/comparisons-of-the-underlying-mechanisms-of-left-atrial-remodeling-after-repeat-circumferential-pulmonary-vein-isolation-with-or-without-additional-left-atrial-linear-ablation-in-patients-with-recurrent-atrial-fibrillation
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Chia-Hung Yang, Chung-Chuan Chou, Kuo-Chun Hung, Ming-Shien Wen, Po-Cheng Chang, Hung-Ta Wo, Cheng-Hung Lee, Fen-Chiung Lin
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is a potentially curative treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF), however, whether or not additional left atrial (LA) linear ablation for recurrent AF adversely affects LA remodeling is unknown. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients experiencing AF recurrence after the 1st circumferential pulmonary vein isolation (CPVI) underwent a repeat RFCA, including 20 and 18 patients receiving a repeat CPVI (group I) or CPVI plus LA linear ablation (group II), respectively...
November 7, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866031/aortopathy-in-adults-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-has-a-negative-impact-on-the-left-ventricle
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Yumi Shiina, Tomoaki Murakami, Naoto Kawamatsu, Koichiro Niwa
BACKGROUND: Aortic pressure wave reflection is significantly elevated in patients with congenital heart disease, even in children. Excessive aortic pressure wave reflection provokes cardiovascular events. AIM: To assess the influences of the enhanced pressure wave reflection on the left ventricle (LV) in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). METHODS: Prospectively, 51 consecutive adults with repaired TOF (35.5±11.6yrs., 25 males) were enrolled and non-invasively assessed the pressure wave reflection using HEM 9000AI...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865184/changes-of-left-ventricular-mechanics-after-trans-catheter-aortic-valve-implantation-and-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-for-severe-aortic-stenosis-a-tissue-tracking-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-study
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Gaetano Nucifora, John-Paul Tantiongco, Gareth Crouch, Jayme Bennetts, Ajay Sinhal, Phillip J Tully, Craig Bradbrook, Robert A Baker, Joseph B Selvanayagam
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) mechanics are impaired in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). The aim of the present study was to assess their changes early and late after trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) tissue-tracking imaging. METHODS: In 59 patients with severe AS undergoing either TAVI (n=35) or surgical AVR (n=24), CMR with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging was performed before and early post-procedure to evaluate LV function and mass, and presence/extent of LGE...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862239/quantitative-echocardiographic-measures-in-the-assessment-of-single-ventricle-function-post-fontan-incorporation-into-routine-clinical-practice
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Rodrigo Rios, Salil Ginde, David Saudek, Rohit S Loomba, Jessica Stelter, Peter Frommelt
BACKGROUND: Quantitative echocardiographic measurements of single ventricular (SV) function have not been incorporated into routine clinical practice. METHODS: A clinical protocol, which included quantitative measurements of SV deformation (global circumferential and longitudinal strain and strain rate), standard deviation of time to peak systolic strain, myocardial performance index (MPI), dP/dT from an atrioventricular valve regurgitant jet, and superior mesenteric artery resistance index, was instituted for all patients with a history of Fontan procedure undergoing echocardiography...
November 16, 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858884/layer-specific-quantification-of-myocardial-deformation-in-sepsis-induced-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-three-case-reports-of-a-serial-2-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiographic-study
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Ming-Jui Hung, Yu-Cheng Kao, Wei-Siang Chen, Chun-Tai Mao, Tien-Hsing Chen, Ning-I Yang, Ta Ko, Chung-Yu Liang
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the time-course changes in left ventricular myocardial deformation in patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) using layer-specific quantification of myocardial deformation assessed by 2-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE). CASE SUMMARY: In this retrospective 2DSTE follow-up study of 3 female patients with sepsis-induced TC, we examined changes in strain among the 3 myocardial layers, and examined the changes in left ventricular diastolic function and right ventricular systolic function...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853970/the-relationship-between-heart-rate-variability-and-left-ventricular-layer-specific-deformation-in-uncomplicated-diabetic-patients
#18
Vladan Vukomanovic, Marijana Tadic, Jelena Suzic-Lazic, Vesna Kocijancic, Vera Celic
The aim of this study was to investigate heart rate variability (HRV) and left ventricular (LV) remodeling in uncomplicated diabetic patients. Furthermore, we sought to investigate the association between HRV indices and LV structural, functional and mechanical parameters. This cross-sectional study included 50 uncomplicated patients with type 2 diabetes and 40 healthy controls without cardiovascular risk factors. All study subjects underwent 24-h Holter monitoring, laboratory analyses and complete two-dimensional echocardiography examination (2DE)...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836307/early-detection-of-cardiac-involvement-in-sarcoidosis-with-2-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Elie-Dan Schouver, Pamela Moceri, Denis Doyen, Nathalie Tieulie, Viviane Queyrel, Delphine Baudouy, Pierre Cerboni, Pierre Gibelin, Sylvie Leroy, Jean-Gabriel Fuzibet, Emile Ferrari
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is associated with high morbidity and sudden death. The absence of specific symptoms and lack of diagnostic gold standard technique is challenging. New imaging methods could improve the diagnosis of CS. The aim of our study was to assess the role of left ventricular (LV) longitudinal and circumferential strain as estimated by 2D speckle-tracking imaging in patients with diagnosed sarcoidosis without cardiac involvement according to the current guidelines...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832288/screening-first-degree-relatives-of-patients-with-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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M Sefa Okten, K Tuluce, S Yakar Tuluce, S Kilic, H Soner Kemal, A Sayin, O Vuran, B Yagmur, I Mutlu, E Simsek, C Soydas Cinar, C Gurgun
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated whether subclinical myocardial dysfunction occurs in first-degree relatives of patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM), using strain echocardiographic imaging, before apparent left ventricular (LV) failure is observed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study comprised 77 subjects aged 16-63 years who had first-degree relatives with a previous or new diagnosis of IDCM. LV myocardial deformation parameters of the first-degree relatives with normal LVEF (≥55%) values, as assessed using 2D echocardiography, were evaluated...
November 10, 2016: Herz
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