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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056408/effect-of-gravitational-gradients-on-cardiac-filling-and-performance
#1
Kazuaki Negishi, Allen G Borowski, Zoran B Popović, Neil L Greenberg, David S Martin, Michael W Bungo, Benjamin D Levine, James D Thomas
BACKGROUND: Gravity affects every aspect of cardiac performance. When gravitational gradients are at their greatest on Earth (i.e., during upright posture), orthostatic intolerance may ensue and is a common clinical problem that appears to be exacerbated by the adaptation to spaceflight. We sought to elucidate the alterations in cardiac performance during preload reduction with progressive upright tilt that are relevant both for space exploration and the upright posture, particularly the preload dependence of various parameters of cardiovascular performance...
October 19, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053103/ultrasound-functional-imaging-in-an-i-ex-vivo-i-beating-porcine-heart-platform
#2
Niels J Petterson, Louis S Fixsen, Marcel C M Rutten, Nico H J Pijls, Frans N van de Vosse, Richard G P Lopata
In recent years, novel ultrasound functional imaging (UFI) techniques have been introduced to assess cardiac function by measuring, e.g., cardiac output (CO) and/or myocardial strain. Verification and reproducibility assessment in a realistic setting remain major issues. Simulations and phantoms are often unrealistic, whereas in vivo measurements often lack crucial hemodynamic parameters or ground truth data, or suffer from the large physiological and clinical variation between patients when attempting clinical validation...
October 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043465/comparison-of-strain-imaging-techniques-in-crt-candidates-cmr-tagging-cmr-feature-tracking-and-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#3
Wouter M van Everdingen, Alwin Zweerink, Robin Nijveldt, Odette A E Salden, Mathias Meine, Alexander H Maass, Kevin Vernooy, Frederik J De Lange, Albert C van Rossum, Pierre Croisille, Patrick Clarysse, Bastiaan Geelhoed, Michiel Rienstra, Isabelle C Van Gelder, Marc A Vos, Cornelis P Allaart, Maarten J Cramer
Parameters using myocardial strain analysis may predict response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). As the agreement between currently available strain imaging modalities is unknown, three different modalities were compared. Twenty-seven CRT-candidates, prospectively included in the MARC study, underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging and echocardiographic examination. Left ventricular (LV) circumferential strain was analysed with CMR tagging (CMR-TAG), CMR feature tracking (CMR-FT), and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE)...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029139/quantitative-deformation-analysis-differentiates-ischaemic-and-non-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-sub-group-analysis-of-the-vindicate-trial
#4
James R J Foley, Peter P Swoboda, Graham J Fent, Pankaj Garg, Adam K McDiarmid, David P Ripley, Bara Erhayiem, Tarique Al Musa, Laura E Dobson, Sven Plein, Klaus K Witte, John P Greenwood
Aims: To test the hypothesis that patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) have different torsion and strain parameters, and compare to healthy, age-matched controls. VINDICATE investigated efficacy of high-dose vitamin D on patients with heart failure (HF) secondary to left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction of any aetiology. It is important to differentiate ICM and NICM as treatment and prognosis varies significantly. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) reliably determines aetiology of HF and tissue tagging techniques are recognized as the reference standard measures of strain and torsion...
October 3, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986777/predicting-cardiotoxic-effects-of-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#5
Erhan Saraçoğlu, Ertan Vuruşkan, Salih Kılıç, Yusuf Çekici, Bahaeddin Onur, Yavuz Arslan, Ertuğrul Kılıç, Ömer Aykut
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning could cause significant cardiac injury. This study aimed to evaluate patients with CO poisoning by using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE), a potentially more sensitive technique, to identify left systolic ventricular dysfunction for the first time in the literature. Seventy-two patients who were exposed to CO poisoning were studied. Blood collection and echocardiography were performed at admission and after patients' discharge on days 10-15 (mean 12 days). Global longitudinal strain (GLS) and global circumferential strain (GCS) were calculated using STE...
October 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977395/mechanics-and-prognostic-value-of-left-and-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
#6
Makoto Saito, Leah Wright, Kazuaki Negishi, Nathan Dwyer, Thomas H Marwick
Aims: Impairment of myocardial function is an important potential complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and associated with poor prognosis. The detection of left (LV) and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction may prompt specific therapeutic interventions. We sought to investigate the prognostic value of both LV and RV deformation in patients with SSc. Methods and results: Speckle tracking LV strain parameters [global longitudinal strain (GLS) and global circumferential strain (GCS)] and tricuspid annular peak systolic velocity (Ts') were measured in 103 patients with SSc and 103 age- and gender-matched controls...
August 1, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974566/cardiovascular-structure-and-function-in-children-with-middle-aortic-syndrome-and-renal-artery-stenosis
#7
Rawan K Rumman, Cameron Slorach, Wei Hui, Mina Matsuda-Abedini, Valerie Langlois, Seetha Radhakrishnan, Armando J Lorenzo, Joao Amaral, Luc Mertens, Rulan S Parekh
Middle aortic syndrome (MAS) is a narrowing of the abdominal aorta, often in conjunction with renal artery stenosis (RAS). Structure and function of the cardiovascular system are not well understood. In a prospective cross-sectional study, 35 children with MAS or RAS or both (MAS/RAS) were compared with 140 age-, sex-, and body surface area-matched healthy children. Vascular assessment included carotid intima-media thickness and carotid distensibility using B-mode ultrasound and central and peripheral pulse wave velocities using applanation tonometry...
October 3, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970802/characteristics-of-carotid-artery-structure-and-mechanical-function-and-their-relationships-with-aortopathy-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valves
#8
Mihyun Kim, Chi Young Shim, Seong-Chan You, In-Jeong Cho, Geu-Ru Hong, Jong-Won Ha, Namsik Chung
Patients with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) often have proximal aortic dilatation and systemic vascular dysfunction. We hypothesized that BAV patients would have different carotid artery structural and functional characteristics compared to tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) patients. In 28 patients with surgically confirmed BAV and 27 patients with TAV, intima media thickness (IMT), number of plaques, fractional area change (FAC), global circumferential strain (GCS), and standard deviation of CS (SD-CS) in both common carotid arteries were assessed using duplex ultrasound and velocity vector imaging (VVI)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966113/differential-myocardial-fibre-involvement-by-strain-analysis-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis
#9
Matle J Fung, Dominic Y Leung, Liza Thomas
BACKGROUND: Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common valvular heart disease and can result in left ventricular (LV) systolic impairment. LV myocardial fibres are organised in layers: the subendocardial layer is orientated longitudinally and the subepicardial layer circumferentially. We hypothesised that there is differential involvement of myocardial fibres in patients with aortic stenosis. METHODS: We performed multi-directional, multi-layered systolic strain analysis in 70 patients (aged 72±10...
September 20, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948364/worsening-in-longitudinal-strain-and-strain-rate-anticipates-development-of-pediatric-transplant-coronary-artery-vasculopathy-as-soon-as-one%C3%A2-year-following-transplant
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Richard J Boruta, Shelley D Miyamoto, Adel K Younoszai, Sonali S Patel, Bruce F Landeck
Transplant coronary artery vasculopathy (TCAV) following orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) continues to be the primary reason for late graft failure in children. The current gold standard of diagnosis of TCAV is coronary angiography with or without intravascular ultrasound. This study investigates the longitudinal use of speckle-tracking echocardiographic strain imaging as an early non-invasive marker to screen for development of TCAV. Echocardiograms from patients who underwent OHT between 2006 and 2010 at Children's Hospital Colorado (n = 50) were retrospectively assessed...
September 25, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936576/improvement-of-continuous-subcutaneous-insulin-infusion-on-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-by-3-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#11
Hong-Xia Luo, Xiao-Ling Zhou, Hong-Ju Kou, Xian-Wei Ni, Qing Wu, Chun-Peng Zou, Dao-Zhu Wu, Yong-Fang Liu
Three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (3D-STE) was used to evaluate the improvement of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion on the left ventricular (LV) systolic function of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitu (T2DM). We recruited T2DM patients (38 cases, diabetic group) and healthy volunteers (35 cases, control group) to collect LV full volume imaging. TomTec software was used for calculating LV global longitudinal strain (LVGLS), global circumferential strain (LVGCS), peak twist (LVTW), peak apical rotation (LVPAR), ejection fraction (LVEF), and torsion (LVT)...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932820/reduced-arterial-elasticity-due-to-surgical-skeletonization-is-ameliorated-by-abluminal-peg-hydrogel
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Karyn G Robinson, Rebecca A Scott, Anne M Hesek, Edward J Woodford, Wafa Amir, Thomas A Planchon, Kristi L Kiick, Robert E Akins
Arteries for bypass grafting are harvested either with neighboring tissue attached or as skeletonized vessels that are free of surrounding tissue. There are significant benefits to skeletonization, but reports suggest that skeletonized vessels may develop structural defects and are at risk for atherosclerosis. We investigated the specific short-term effects of skeletonization on carotid artery biomechanics and microanatomy in a rabbit model. Six carotid arteries were surgically skeletonized. To support healing, three of these received polyethylene glycol hydrogel injected along their exterior surfaces...
June 2017: Bioengineering & Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931401/a-novel-multiparametric-imaging-approach-to-acute-myocarditis-using-t2-mapping-and-cmr-feature-tracking
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Bettina Baeßler, Melanie Treutlein, Frank Schaarschmidt, Christian Stehning, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Guido Michels, David Maintz, Alexander C Bunck
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic potential of a novel cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) based multiparametric imaging approach in suspected myocarditis and to compare it to traditional Lake Louise criteria (LLC). METHODS: CMR data from 67 patients with suspected acute myocarditis were retrospectively analyzed. Seventeen age- and gender-matched healthy subjects served as control. T2-mapping data were acquired using a Gradient-Spin-Echo T2-mapping sequence in short-axis orientation...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929532/the-impact-of-left-ventricular-deformation-and-dyssynchrony-on-improvement-of-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-following-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-in-wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome-a-comprehensive-study-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Tomoo Nagai, Akira Hamabe, Junko Arakawa, Hirotsugu Tabata, Toshihiko Nishioka
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate left ventricular (LV) deformation and LV dyssynchrony in patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome and to identify the factors that affect the efficacy of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). METHODS: Thirty patients (26 men, mean age 40 ± 12 years) with WPW syndrome were prospectively recruited for this study. They underwent 2-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography with speckle tracking analysis before RFCA and again within 48 hours after RFCA...
September 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927959/layer-specific-deformation-of-the-left-ventricle-in-uncomplicated-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-arterial-hypertension
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Marijana Tadic, Cesare Cuspidi, Vladan Vukomanovic, Sanja Ilic, Philippe Obert, Vesna Kocijancic, Vera Celic
BACKGROUND: Detailed analysis of layer-specific mechanical changes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) might improve insight into left ventricular (LV) remodelling and diabetic cardiomyopathy. AIM: We sought to investigate layer-specific LV deformation in patients with DM, with and without hypertension. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 146 subjects (44 controls; 48 patients with DM; 54 patients with DM and hypertension) who underwent complete examination by two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE), including multilayer strain analysis...
September 15, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927559/association-of-aortic-root-dilation-from-early-adulthood-to-middle-age-with-cardiac-structure-and-function-the-cardia-study
#16
Chike C Nwabuo, Henrique T Moreira, Henrique D Vasconcellos, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Kihei Yoneyama, Yoshiaki Ohyama, Ravi K Sharma, Anderson C Armstrong, Mohammed R Ostovaneh, Cora E Lewis, Kiang Liu, Pamela J Schreiner, Kofo O Ogunyankin, Samuel S Gidding, João A C Lima
BACKGROUND: The human aorta dilates with advancing age. However, the association between progressive aortic dilation with aging and cardiac remodeling has not been established in studies of community-dwelling adults. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that there would be a relationship between aortic size increase over the early adult life span with left ventricular (LV) structural remodeling and subclinical LV dysfunction in middle age, even in the absence of overt cardiovascular and valvular disease...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922650/constitutive-modeling-of-the-passive-inflation-extension-behavior-of-the-swine-colon
#17
Bhavesh Patel, Huan Chen, Aashish Ahuja, Joshua F Krieger, Jillian Noblet, Sean Chambers, Ghassan S Kassab
In the present work, we propose the first structural constitutive model of the passive mechanical behavior of the swine colon that is validated against physiological inflation-extension tests, and accounts for residual strains. Sections from the spiral colon and the descending colon were considered to investigate potential regional variability. We found that the proposed constitutive model accurately captures the passive inflation-extension behavior of both regions of the swine colon (coefficient of determination R(2)=0...
August 31, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913656/new-insights-into-cardiac-involvement-in-juvenile-scleroderma-a-three-dimensional-echocardiographic-assessment-unveils-subclinical-ventricle-dysfunction
#18
Reyhan Dedeoglu, Amra Adroviç, Funda Oztunç, Sezgin Sahin, Kenan Barut, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Cardiac manifestations in juvenile scleroderma or systemic sclerosis (JSSc) have poor prognosis, begin in early stages of the disease, and remain clinically asymptomatic. New echocardiography modalities, such as 2D/3D speckle tracking (STE, strain analysis for regional and global ventricular functions), can detect cardiac involvement in early stages. We assessed 21 JSSc patients and 19 controls using 2D/3D STE. The left ventricular end diastolic volume, end systolic volume, and ejection fraction of the patient and control groups were significantly different (99...
September 14, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899895/biomechanical-and-hemodynamic-measures-of-right-ventricular-diastolic-function-translating-tissue-biomechanics-to-clinical-relevance
#19
Sae Jang, Rebecca R Vanderpool, Reza Avazmohammadi, Eugene Lapshin, Timothy N Bachman, Michael Sacks, Marc A Simon
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) diastolic function has been associated with outcomes for patients with pulmonary hypertension; however, the relationship between biomechanics and hemodynamics in the right ventricle has not been studied. METHODS AND RESULTS: Rat models of RV pressure overload were obtained via pulmonary artery banding (PAB; control, n=7; PAB, n=5). At 3 weeks after banding, RV hemodynamics were measured using a conductance catheter. Biaxial mechanical properties of the RV free wall myocardium were obtained to extrapolate longitudinal and circumferential elastic modulus in low and high strain regions (E1 and E2, respectively)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899569/on-the-influence-of-wall-calcification-and-intraluminal-thrombus-on-prediction-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-rupture
#20
Hilary E Barrett, Eoghan M Cunnane, Hena Hidayat, Julie M O'Brien, Michael A Moloney, Eamon G Kavanagh, Michael T Walsh
OBJECTIVE: Parameters other than maximum diameter that predict rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) may be helpful for risk-benefit analysis in individual patients. The aim of this study was to characterize the biomechanical-structural characteristics associated with AAA walls to better identify the related mechanistic variables required for an accurate prediction of rupture risk. METHODS: Anterior AAA wall (n = 40) and intraluminal thrombus (ILT; n = 114) samples were acquired from 18 patients undergoing open surgical repair...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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