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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528164/mri-derived-myocardial-strain-measures-in-normal-subjects
#1
Ha Q Vo, Thomas H Marwick, Kazuaki Negishi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the normal ranges of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based feature tracking (FT) and to identify sources of variations. Similar analyses were also performed for strain encoding, displacement encoding with stimulated echoes, and myocardial tagging. BACKGROUND: MRI-FT is a novel technique for quantification of myocardial deformation using MRI cine images. However, the reported 95% confidence intervals (CIs) from the 2 largest studies have no overlaps...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507825/spatiotemporal-strategies-for-joint-segmentation-and-motion-tracking-from-cardiac-image-sequences
#2
Huafeng Liu, Ting Wang, Lei Xu, Pengcheng Shi
Although accurate and robust estimations of the deforming cardiac geometry and kinematics from cine tomographic medical image sequences remain a technical challenge, they have significant clinical value. Traditionally, boundary or volumetric segmentation and motion estimation problems are considered as two sequential steps, even though the order of these processes can be different. In this paper, we present an integrated, spatiotemporal strategy for the simultaneous joint recovery of these two ill-posed problems...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500278/comparison-of-echocardiography-and-64-multislice-spiral-computed-tomography-for-the-diagnosis-of-pediatric-congenital-heart-disease
#3
Aiyin Li, Zhenpeng Peng, Chengqi Zhang
BACKGROUND The goals of this study were: to compare echocardiogram and 64-multislice spiral computed tomography (64-MSCT) in diagnosing pediatric congenital heart disease; to determine the significance of ECHO for diagnosing congenital heart disease; and to identify the appropriate diagnosis for congenital heart disease through combined use of 64-MSCT and ECHO. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty patients underwent both ECHO and 64-MSCT diagnoses before their surgeries. Imaging from ECHO and 64-MSCT were analyzed by 4 specialists...
May 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484313/management-of-cardiac-involvement-in-muscular-dystrophies-paediatric-versus-adult-forms
#4
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Alberto Palladino, Paola D'Ambrosio, Andrea Antonio Papa, Roberta Petillo, Chiara Orsini, Marianna Scutifero, Gerardo Nigro, Luisa Politano
Muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic disorders characterized by muscle degeneration and consequent substitution by fat and fibrous tissue. Cardiac involvement is an almost constant feature in a great part of these diseases, as both primary myocardial involvement and secondary involvement due to respiratory insufficiency, pulmonary hypertension or reduced mobility. Primary myocardial involvement usually begins more precociously compared to the secondary involvement. In fact the first signs of cardiomyopathy can be observed in the first decade of life in muscular dystrophies with childhood onset and later in adult form of muscular dystrophies as myotonic dystrophy type 1...
December 2016: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481037/regional-quantification-of-myocardial-mechanics-in-rat-using-3d-cine-dense-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
#5
Xiaoyan Zhang, Zhan-Qiu Liu, Dara Singh, Gregory J Wehner, David K Powell, Kenneth S Campbell, Brandon K Fornwalt, Jonathan F Wenk
Rat models have assumed an increasingly important role in cardiac research. However, a detailed profile of regional cardiac mechanics, such as strains and torsion, is lacking for rats. We hypothesized that healthy rat left ventricles (LVs) exhibit regional differences in cardiac mechanics, which are part of normal function. In this study, images of the LV were obtained with 3D cine displacement encoding with stimulated echoes (DENSE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance in 10 healthy rats. To evaluate regional cardiac mechanics, the LV was divided into basal, mid-ventricular, and apical regions...
May 8, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475712/surgical-management-of-aortopulmonary-window-24-years-of-experience-and-lessons-learned
#6
Deepak Gowda, Trushar Gajjar, Jinaga Nageswar Rao, Praveen Chavali, Aaditya Sirohi, Naveen Pandarinathan, Neelam Desai
OBJECTIVES: Aortopulmonary window represents 0.2-0.3% of all congenital heart lesions. Progressive pulmonary arterial hypertension and its consequences are more common with this anomaly. The purpose of this study was to share 24 years of surgical experience in managing a spectrum of 55 cases of aortopulmonary window, followed up to 17 years in a single institution. METHODS: : This retrospective study was done from November 1991 to November 2015 of 55 patients with aortopulmonary window who underwent successful surgical repair...
May 5, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471812/comparisons-of-noninvasive-methods-used-to-assess-exercise-stroke-volume-in-hfpef
#7
Erik H Van Iterson, Thomas P Olson, Barry A Borlaug, Bruce D Johnson, Eric M Snyder
INTRODUCTION: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) plays an important role in properly phenotyping signs and symptoms of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The prognostic value of CPET is strengthened when accompanied by cardiac hemodynamic measurements. Although recognized as the 'Gold' standard, cardiac catheterization is impractical for routine CPET. Thus, advancing the scientific/methodologic understanding of noninvasive techniques for exercise cardiac hemodynamic assessment is clinically impactful in HFpEF...
May 4, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471563/role-of-negative-trans-thoracic-echocardiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis
#8
Marina Leitman, Eli Peleg, Ruthie Shmueli, Zvi Vered
BACKGROUND: The search for the presence of vegetations in patients with suspected infective endocarditis is a major indication for trans-esophageal echocardiographic (TEE) examinations. Advances in harmonic imaging and ongoing improvement in modern echocardiographic systems allow adequate quality of diagnostic images in most patients. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether TEE examinations are always necessary for the assessment of patients with suspected infective endocarditis...
July 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470915/comparison-of-fast-acquisition-strategies-in-whole-heart-four-dimensional-flow-cardiac-mr-two-center-1-5-tesla-phantom-and-in-vivo-validation-study
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Pankaj Garg, Jos J M Westenberg, Pieter J van den Boogaard, Peter P Swoboda, Rahoz Aziz, James R J Foley, Graham J Fent, F G J Tyl, L Coratella, Mohammed S M ElBaz, R J van der Geest, David M Higgins, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein
PURPOSE: To validate three widely-used acceleration methods in four-dimensional (4D) flow cardiac MR; segmented 4D-spoiled-gradient-echo (4D-SPGR), 4D-echo-planar-imaging (4D-EPI), and 4D-k-t Broad-use Linear Acquisition Speed-up Technique (4D-k-t BLAST). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acceleration methods were investigated in static/pulsatile phantoms and 25 volunteers on 1.5 Tesla MR systems. In phantoms, flow was quantified by 2D phase-contrast (PC), the three 4D flow methods and the time-beaker flow measurements...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470007/incidental-echocardiographic-finding-fractured-inferior-vena-cava-filter
#10
Bhradeev Sivasambu, Deepa Kabirdas, Assad Movahed
Inferior vena cava filters have gained increasing popularity in recent decades and knowledge on rare complications becomes vital to practicing physicians. A 30-year-old African American male with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, end-stage renal disease, history of deep venous thrombosis and placement of venacaval filter who was seen in the cardiology clinic for cardiac risks stratification prior to renal transplant. Patient denied any cardiac symptoms. A transthoracic echocardiogram was performed and showed two linear echoes bright densities in the right atrium and right ventricle embedded which was later found to be fractured filter struts by computed tomography...
April 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465983/role-of-echocardiograghy-in-treating-a-case-of-double-chamber-right-ventricle-with-delayed-presentation
#11
Ramachandra Barik
The clinical diagnosis of double chamber right ventricle (DCRV) is not straightforward. Clinical history, clinical examination, 12-lead electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, and Echocardiography (echo) contribute to morphological diagnosis. Cardiac catheterization is essential for hemodynamic evaluation. A thorough presurgical workup helps the cardiac surgeon to choose the appropriate surgical approach and timing of surgery in an individual case. We present a case of a DCRV who presented to us in the fifth decade of life...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462519/effect-of-ivabradine-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-the-edify-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#12
Michel Komajda, Richard Isnard, Alain Cohen-Solal, Marco Metra, Burkert Pieske, Piotr Ponikowski, Adriaan A Voors, Fabienne Dominjon, Cécile Henon-Goburdhun, Matthieu Pannaux, Michael Böhm
AIMS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial assessed whether heart rate (HR) reduction with ivabradine improves cardiac function in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). METHODS AND RESULTS: The prEserveD left ventricular ejectIon fraction chronic heart Failure with ivabradine studY (EDIFY) included 179 patients in New York Heart Association (NYHA) classes II and III, in sinus rhythm, with HR of ≥70 b.p.m., NT-proBNP of ≥220 pg/mL (BNP ≥80 pg/mL) and left ventricular ejection fraction of ≥45%...
April 30, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458697/myocardial-iron-load-measured-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-evaluate-cardiac-systolic-function-in-thalassemia
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Masoumeh Kahnooji, Hamid Reza Rashidinejad, Mohammad Shahram Yazdanpanah, Nahid Azdaki, Ahmad Naghibzadeh-Tahami
BACKGROUND: The assessment of cardiac iron overload in thalassemia major has been considered as an important predictive factor of heart injury. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-derived relaxation time parameter (T2*) varies inversely with iron level, and elevated myocardial iron levels by T2* are associated with depressed left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF). We compared echocardiographic (ECHO) indices of systolic function to myocardial T2* in these patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional database review identified 200 consecutive patients with thalassemia who underwent both ECHO and MRI T2* assessment...
September 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452725/-clinical-hemodynamic-peculiarities-of-the-course-of-hemodynamic-ischemic-stroke-in-acute-period
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S Shkrobot, N Sokhor, L Milevska-Vovchuk, O Yasniy, L Shkrobot
The aim of the research is to study the peculiarities of cardiac morphometric parameters, the parameters of central hemodynamics and their impact on the course of hemodynamic ischemic stroke in acute period. 116 patients were performed Echo-Doppler-cardiography in acute period of hemodynamic ischemic stroke in order to evaluate cardiac morphometric parameters. These patients were also performed transcranial duplex scanning. The results established that among significant clinical factors that influence the course of the acute period of hemodynamic ischemic stroke the most important are: the size of the focus, the level of consciousness on the 1st day, primary systolic arterial pressure, age of the patient...
February 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451954/incidental-findings-in-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-superiority-of-bssfp-over-t1w-haste-for-extra-cardiac-findings-assessment
#15
Jan M Sohns, Jan Menke, Alexander Schwarz, Leonard Bergau, Johannes T Kowallick, Andreas Schuster, Frank Konietschke, Marius Placzek, Desiree Weiberg, Stefan Nordlohne, Sebastian Schmuck, Sebastian Schulz, Thorsten Derlin, Wieland Staab
Incidental findings are frequent in radiological examinations and may have an impact on further patient management. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze, which of two thoracic scout sequences is more suitable for detecting incidental extra-cardiac findings at cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) with stress perfusion. During a 14-month period clinically indicated stress perfusion CMRI was performed in 97 consecutive patients. For anatomical orientation ECG-triggered (electrocardiography) T1w-Half-fourier acquisition single-shot turbo spin-echo (HASTE) and balanced steady state free precession (bSSFP) sequences were performed for planning the standard cardiac sequences...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451014/role-of-h-fabp-values-in-determining-the-etiologic-factors-of-the-cardiac-injuries
#16
Guleser Akpinar, Ali Duman, Bedia Gulen, Mucahit Kapci, Ertugrul Altinbilek, Ibrahim Ikizceli
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac injury resulting from blunt thoracic trauma is a frequent clinical occurrence which is difficult to diagnose. Our purpose in this study was to research whether H-FABP, which is a new marker for the diagnosis of cardiac injury, can be used in this patient group. METHODS: 50 patients with blunt thoracic injury who were admitted to our emergency service within a period of 8 months and 50 cases as controls were included in our study. RESULTS: Of the 50 patients with blunt thoracic injury in our study, 88% were male while 12% were female...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446005/cardioprotective-effects-of-wharton-jelly-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-in-a-rodent-model-of-myocardial-injury
#17
Taghrid Gaafar, Wael Attia, Shereen Mahmoud, Dina Sabry, Osama Abdel Aziz, Dina Rasheed, Hala Hamza
Background: Whartons jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells are a valuable alternative source that possess multipotent properties, easy to obtain and available in large scale compared to BMMSCs. We investigated the possibility of cardiac function improvement post isoproterenol induced cardiac injury in a rat model following human WJMSCs transplantation. Materials and Methods: MSCs were extracted and cultured from cord WJ, characterized by morphology, Immunophenotyping and differentiation to osteoblast and adipocytes...
May 30, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442292/the-impact-of-gender-on-the-prognostic-value-of-dobutamine-stress-myocardial-contrast-echocardiography
#18
Constantina Aggeli, Kali Polytarchou, Ioannis Felekos, Kostas Zisimos, Erifili Venieri, Athanasios Verveniotis, Dimitrios Varvarousis, Kostantinos Toutouzas, Eleutherios Tsiamis, Dimitrios Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Dobutamine stress contrast echo (DSCE) has a well-established prognostic value in the context of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, data regarding its prognostic capability separately in men and women are scarce. The aim of the current study was to assess gender-related differences in the prognostic performance of DSCE. METHODS: DSCE was performed in 2645 consecutive patients, who were classified in two groups depending on gender. Follow-up lasted 57...
April 22, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438984/comparison-of-multiple-non-invasive-methods-of-measuring-cardiac-output-during-pregnancy-reveals-marked-heterogeneity-in-the-magnitude-of-cardiac-output-change-between-women
#19
John W Petersen, Jing Liu, Yueh-Yun Chi, Melissa Lingis, R Stan Williams, Alice Rhoton-Vlasak, Mark S Segal, Kirk P Conrad
Various non-invasive methods are available to measure cardiac output (CO) during pregnancy. We compared serial measures of CO using various methods to determine which provided the least variability. Ten patients with spontaneous pregnancy had estimation of CO at baseline prior to becoming pregnant and at the end of the first and third trimesters. Echocardiographic data were used to estimate CO using the Teichholz method, Simpson's biplane method, and the Doppler determined velocity time integral (VTI) method...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438309/association-of-albuminuria-with-cardiac-dysfunction-in-us-hispanics-latinos
#20
David B Hanna, Shuo Xu, Michal L Melamed, Franklyn Gonzalez, Matthew A Allison, Martin S Bilsker, Barry E Hurwitz, Mayank M Kansal, Neil Schneiderman, Sanjiv J Shah, Robert C Kaplan, Carlos J Rodriguez, Jorge R Kizer
Higher urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) has been associated with cardiac dysfunction in the general population. We assessed the association of UACR with cardiac structure and function in the Echocardiographic Study of Latinos (Echo-SOL), an ancillary study of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos across 4 US sites. Echo-SOL participants underwent standard 2-dimensional echocardiography, including speckle-tracking strain analysis. UACR was categorized as normal and high-normal (based on the midpoint of values below microalbuminuria), microalbuminuria (≥17 mg/g for men; ≥25 mg/g for women), and macroalbuminuria (≥250 mg/g; ≥355 mg/g)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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