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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820558/young-patient-with-advanced-heart-failure-no-longer-a-candidate-for-heart-transplantation-after-mitraclip%C3%A3-%C3%A2-procedure
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Cosmo Godino, Andrea Scotti, Eustachio Agricola, Carlo A Pivato, Mauro Chiarito, Stefano Stella, Massimo Maccherini, Alberto Margonato, Antonio Colombo
In Europe, mitral regurgitation (MR) is the second most common form of valvular heart disease requiring surgical treatment. The case is presented of a 36-year-old woman with end-stage heart failure secondary to chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity, complicated by severe MR. She was listed for heart transplantation and underwent percutaneous MitraClip® implantation in order to preclude further clinical deterioration while awaiting a suitable donor. The one-year follow-up showed a strong improvement of symptoms and mostly reverse left ventricular remodelling, with consequent removal from the heart transplantation list...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820225/bilateral-thalamic-edema-from-coexisting-choroid-plexus-arteriovenous-malformation-and-sinus-thrombosis-case-report
#2
Ryan B Kochanski, Andrew K Johnson, Roham Moftakhar
Bilateral thalamic dysfunction secondary to venous congestion may result from either venous sinus thrombosis or high flow arteriovenous malformations or a combination of both. We present a case of bilateral thalamic edema resulting from concomitant choroid plexus arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and straight sinus thrombosis and describe our treatment approach. The patient presented with several weeks of progressive confusion and memory deficits. Magnetic resonance imaging and venography (MRI/ MRV) showed bilateral thalamic T2 hyperintensities and straight sinus thrombosis...
2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818352/longitudinal-sequential-biventricular-assessment-in-adults-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-and-relationship-with-adverse-outcomes
#3
M Riahi, A Claman, M Kiess, M Orgad, D Human, S Chakrabarti, J Leipsic, J Grewal
BACKGROUND: In a cohort of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (cc-TGA) and transposition of the great arteries after atrial switch procedure (d-TGA) the study objectives were: 1) to assess the change of quantitative systemic right ventricle (sRV) parameters over time and; 2) to examine the relationship of quantitative sRV parameters with adverse clinical outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single-center cohort study that included 49 (39%) cc-TGA and 76 (61%) d-TGA patients >18years who had at least one MUGA sRV assessment, 18/39 had more than one respectively...
August 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816526/echocardiographic-assessment-of-right-ventricle-dimensions-and-function-after-exposure-to-extreme-altitude-is-an-expedition-to-8000%C3%A2-m-hazardous-for-right-ventricular-function
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Marta Kurdziel, Jarosław Wasilewski, Karolina Gierszewska, Anna Kazik, Gracjan Pytel, Jacek Wacławski, Adam Krajewski, Anna Kurek, Lech Poloński, Mariusz Gąsior
Kurdziel, Marta, Jarosław Wasilewski, Karolina Gierszewska, Anna Kazik, Gracjan Pytel, Jacek Wacławski, Adam Krajewski, Anna Kurek, Lech Poloński, and Mariusz Gąsior. Echocardiographic assessment of right ventricle dimensions and function after exposure to extreme altitude: Is an expedition to 8000 m hazardous for right ventricular function? High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2017.-Although the right ventricle (RV) is under great hypoxic stress at altitude, still little is known what happens to the RV after descent...
August 17, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816160/the-impact-of-cardiac-radiation-dosimetry-on-survival-after-radiation-therapy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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S Vivekanandan, D B Landau, N Counsell, D R Warren, A Khwanda, S D Rosen, E Parsons, Y Ngai, L Farrelly, L Hughes, M A Hawkins, J D Fenwick
PURPOSE: The heart receives high radiation doses during radiation therapy of advanced-stage lung cancer. We have explored associations between overall survival, cardiac radiation doses, and electrocardiographic (ECG) changes in patients treated in IDEAL-CRT, a trial of isotoxically escalated concurrent chemoradiation delivering tumor doses of 63 to 73 Gy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Dosimetric and survival data were analyzed for 78 patients. The whole heart, pericardium, AV node, and walls of left and right atria (LA/RA-Wall) and ventricles (LV/RV-Wall) were outlined on radiation therapy planning scans, and differential dose-volume histograms (dDVHs) were calculated...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815597/cardiac-action-potential-repolarization-re-visited-early-repolarization-shows-all-or-none-behaviour
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Beatriz Trenor, Karen Cardona, Javier Saiz, Denis Noble, Wayne Giles
In healthy mammalian hearts the action potential (AP) waveform initiates and modulates each contraction, or heartbeat. As a result, action potential height and duration are key physiological variables. In addition, rate-dependent changes in ventricular action potential duration (APD), and variations in APD at a fixed heart rate, are both reliable biomarkers of electrophysiological stability. Present guidelines for the likelihood that candidate drugs will increase arrhythmias rely on small changes in APD and Q-T intervals as criteria for Safety Pharmacology decisions...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814913/right-ventricular-remodeling-and-dysfunction-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Abdirashit Maripov, Argen Mamazhakypov, Meerim Sartmyrzaeva, Almaz Akunov, Kubatbek Muratali Uulu, Melis Duishobaev, Meerim Cholponbaeva, Akylbek Sydykov, Akpay Sarybaev
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have reported that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients present alterations in right ventricular (RV) structure and function. However, large randomized controlled trials evaluating the impact of OSA on the right ventricle are lacking. METHODS: A comprehensive electronic database (PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar) and reference search up to October 30, 2016, was performed. A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to assess RV structure and function in OSA patients based on conventional echocardiography and tissue Doppler imaging...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813774/pulmonary-embolism-caused-by-popliteal-vein-aneurysm-a-case-report
#8
Kevin Marquez, Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Chad Laurich, Randall Lamfers
In this case report, we describe an unusual episode of bilateral submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) caused by a popliteal vein aneurysm (PVA). The development of PE stems from many risk factors including obesity (BMI³ 30 kg/m2), hypertension, cigarette smoking (greater than 25 cigarettes per day), increasing age, surgery, immobility, malignancy, and inherited thrombophilia. A PVA is a rare but significant cause of PE. A 28-year-old male presented to the emergency department with progressive shortness of breath...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813731/a-case-of-fulminant-hepatic-failure-secondary-to-congestive-heart-failure-without-evidence-of-acute-cardiac-decompensation
#9
Kalyan Wagle, Oluwaseun A Akinseye, Prakash Shrestha, Madhuri Chandnani, Raiko Munankarmi, Vivian Ripin, Jimmy Yee
There are so far only a few reported cases of acute fulminant hepatic failure resulting from acute cardiomyopathy. This is a rare occurrence, especially in patients that do not exhibit any signs and symptoms of acute cardiac decompensation. We report a case of fulminant liver failure with nondiagnostic work up for the common causes of liver failure. This patient had concurrent history of congestive heart failure, but did not have acute decompensation. Right upper quadrant sonogram revealed hepatomegaly of 15 cm, trace amount of perihepatic ascites, pericholecystic fluid, and also thickened edematous gallbladder wall with no stones, no common bile duct stones, and no portal vein thrombosis...
April 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812309/murine-pulmonary-imaging-at-7t-t2-and-t1-with-anisotropic-ute
#10
Jinbang Guo, Xuefeng Cao, Zackary I Cleveland, Jason C Woods
PURPOSE: To measure the T2* and T1 of mouse lung at 7T via anisotropic-resolution radial ultrashort echo-time imaging with ellipsoidal k-space coverage. METHODS: Ellipsoidal field-of-view was created by expanding uniform spherical k-space coverage. The effects of T2* and ellipsoidal sampling on image resolution were investigated by using point-spread-function analysis and resolution phantoms. Finally, this ellipsoidal sampling approach was used to measure the lung T2* and T1 of healthy C57BL/6 mice at the increasingly common preclinical field strength of 7T...
August 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809956/natural-reversal-of-pulmonary-vascular-remodeling-and-right-ventricular-remodeling-in-su5416-hypoxia-treated-sprague-dawley-rats
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Makhosazane Zungu-Edmondson, Nataliia V Shults, Oleksiy Melnyk, Yuichiro J Suzuki
AIMS: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a lethal disease and improved therapeutic strategies are needed. Increased pulmonary arterial pressure, due to vasoconstriction and vascular remodeling, causes right ventricle (RV) failure and death in patients. The treatment of Sprague-Dawley rats with SU5416 injection and exposure to chronic hypoxia for three weeks followed by maintenance in normoxia promote progressive and severe PAH with pathologic features that resemble human PAH. At 5-17 weeks after the SU5416 injection, PAH is developed with pulmonary vascular remodeling as well as RV hypertrophy and fibrosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808947/the-sydney-heart-bank-improving-translational-research-while-eliminating-or-reducing-the-use-of-animal-models-of-human-heart-disease
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REVIEW
C G Dos Remedios, S P Lal, A Li, J McNamara, A Keogh, P S Macdonald, R Cooke, E Ehler, R Knöll, S B Marston, J Stelzer, H Granzier, C Bezzina, S van Dijk, F De Man, G J M Stienen, J Odeberg, F Pontén, W Linke, J van der Velden
The Sydney Heart Bank (SHB) is one of the largest human heart tissue banks in existence. Its mission is to provide high-quality human heart tissue for research into the molecular basis of human heart failure by working collaboratively with experts in this field. We argue that, by comparing tissues from failing human hearts with age-matched non-failing healthy donor hearts, the results will be more relevant than research using animal models, particularly if their physiology is very different from humans. Tissue from heart surgery must generally be used soon after collection or it significantly deteriorates...
August 14, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807552/assessment-of-deformation-of-the-mitral-valve-complex-during-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-using-three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-a-porcine-model
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Takashi Igarashi, Masumi Iwai-Takano, Hiroki Wakamatsu, Mineyuki Haruta, Sadao Omata, Hitoshi Yokoyama
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the deformation of the mitral valve complex during the displacement of the beating heart by using three-dimensional echocardiography in a porcine off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) model. METHODS: In nine healthy swine, we positioned the beating heart as an OPCAB model, i.e. control, left anterior descending artery (LAD), right coronary artery (RCA), and left circumflex artery (LCX) positions. In each position, three-dimensional echocardiography was performed to assess the mitral valve complex with hemodynamic parameters...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806783/the-utilization-of-critical-care-ultrasound-to-assess-hemodynamics-and-lung-pathology-on-icu-admission-and-the-potential-for-predicting-outcome
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Wanhong Yin, Yi Li, Xueying Zeng, Yao Qin, Dong Wang, Tongjuan Zou, Ling Su, Yan Kang
AIM: Critical care ultrasound (CCUS) has been used by many Intensive Care Units(ICUs) worldwide, so as to guiding the diagnosis and the treatment. However, none of the publications currently systematically describe the utilization of CCUS to analyze the characteristics of hemodynamics and lung pathology upon the new admission to ICU and its potential role in patients' prognosis prediction. In this retrospective clinical study, we have demonstrated and analyzed the characteristics of hemodynamics and lung pathology assessed by CCUS and investigated its potential to predict patient outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805559/effect-of-stress-on-the-expression-of-galanin-receptors-in-rat-heart
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J Šípková, P Šída, N Kaspříková, I Kramáriková, S Hynie, V Klenerová
Neuropeptide galanin, galanin-like peptide and galanin receptors 1, 2 and 3 are a crucial part of the so-called galaninergic system. Our previous studies have shown the possible role of this system in mood modulation, especially regarding stress. So far, the galanin receptors have been found in different tissues including brain and heart. Our study deals with changes in expression of galanin receptor subtypes in the heart of Wistar rats exposed to three different types of stress. Galanin receptor subtypes were determined in fluorescently labelled samples using specific primary antibodies, and all sections were analysed in an immunofluorescent microscope and microphotographs...
2017: Folia Biologica (Praha)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804588/first-reported-case-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-in-oman
#16
Hatim Al Lawati, Humoud Al Dhuhli
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by fatty degeneration of the right ventricular myocardium with variable involvement of the left ventricle. The condition is associated with exercise-mediated ventricular tachycardia and is one of the recognized causes of sudden cardiac death in the young and in athletes. Here, we report the first confirmed case of ARVC in Oman and present its electrocardiographic, echocardiographic features, and radiological findings on gated, contrast-enhanced cardiac computed tomography...
July 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803684/role-of-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-strain-in-the-assessment-of%C3%A2-right-ventricular-systolic-function-and-comparison-with-conventional-parameters
#17
REVIEW
Luca Longobardo, Valentin Suma, Renuka Jain, Scipione Carerj, Concetta Zito, Dianne L Zwicke, Bijoy K Khandheria
Despite the already well-known role the right side of the heart plays in many diseases, right ventricular (RV) function has only recently been carefully considered. Echocardiography is the first-line diagnostic technique for the assessment of the right ventricle and right atrium, whereas cardiac magnetic resonance is considered the gold standard but is limited by cost and availability. According to the current guidelines, systolic RV function should be assessed by several conventional measurements, but the efficacy of these parameters as diagnostic and prognostic tools has been questioned by many authors...
August 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803252/two-dimensional-echocardiography-estimates-of-fetal-ventricular-mass-throughout-gestation
#18
Christina Y L Aye, Adam James Lewandowski, Eric O Ohuma, Ross Upton, Alice Packham, Yvonne Kenworthy, Fenella Roseman, Tess Norris, Malid Molloholli, Sikolia Wanyonyi, Aris T Papageorghiou, Paul Leeson
BACKGROUND: Two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound quality has improved in recent years. Quantification of cardiac dimensions is important to screen and monitor certain fetal conditions. We assessed the feasibility and reproducibility of fetal ventricular measures using 2D echocardiography, reported normal ranges in our cohort, and compared estimates to other modalities. METHODS: Mass and end-diastolic volume were estimated by manual contouring in the four-chamber view using TomTec Image Arena 4...
August 12, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798987/maximization-of-interventricular-conduction-time-by-means-of-quadripolar-leads-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#19
Giuseppe Stabile, Valter Bianchi, Francesco Solimene, Assunta Iuliano, Quintino Parisi, Patrizia Pepi, Mario Bocchiardo, Francesco Urraro, Antonio De Simone, Roberto Ospizio, Antonio D'Onofrio
PURPOSE: Identifying the left ventricular (LV) site associated with the maximum spontaneous interventricular conduction time (right ventricle (RV)-to-LV interval) has proved to be an effective strategy for optimal LV pacing site selection in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). The aim of our study was to determine whether quadripolar LV lead technology allows RV-to-LV interval maximization. METHODS: We enrolled 108 patients undergoing implantation of a CRT system using an LV quadripolar lead and 114 patients who received a bipolar lead...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798926/rare-case-of-cryptogenic-brain-abscess-caused-by-raoultella-ornithinolityca
#20
Marianna Luongo
Cerebral abscess is a potentially fatal neurosurgical condition, despite improvements in technology, new antimicrobial agents and modern neurosurgical instruments and techniques. I report the case of a 64-year-old woman, affected by a right frontobasal brain abscess, compressing the homolateral frontal horn of lateral ventricle, with a second mass partially occupying the right orbital cavity. She presented also with inflammatory sinusopathy involving the right maxillary, ethmoid and frontal sinuses. After 14 d of clinical observation and antimicrobial therapy, the patient received a computed tomography scan, which showed growth of the cerebral mass, with a ring of peripheral contrast enhancement and surrounding edema...
July 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
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