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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148628/clinical-significance-of-st-depression-at-exercise-stress-testing-in-competitive-athletes-usefulness-of-coronary-ct-during-screening
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Fabio Sperandii, Emanuele Guerra, Eliana Tranchita, Carlo Minganti, Chiara Lanzillo, Antonia Nigro, Federico Quaranta, Attilio Parisi, Mauro DI Roma, Luciano Maresca, Federica Fagnani, Leonardo Calò
BACKGROUND: Congenital coronary anomalies (CCAs) and coronary artery disease (CAD) arouse intense scientific and clinical interest in sports medicine and sports cardiology medical communities because of their potential to trigger sudden cardiac death (SCD) in athletes. Exercise stress testing represent the first instrumental assessment to evaluate electrocardiographic changes during effort. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is an advanced accurate noninvasive imaging modality for excluding CAD and abnormalities of origin and course of coronary vessels...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147830/asymptomatic-adult-intrapericardial-diaphragmatic-hernia-detected-on-cardiac-spect-ct
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Muhammad Yasir Adeel, Saad Sikanderkhel, Zartashia Shahab, Isabel Oliva, Jaime Gerber
An 83-year-old man underwent exercise stress test with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging for new electrocardiogram (EKG) changes. The stress EKG did not show any significant changes. Myocardial perfusion imaging with SPECT demonstrated an inferior wall defect and extracardiac uptake of nuclear tracer. Simultaneous cardiac computed tomography performed for attenuation correction showed presence of intrapericardial hepatic tissue in an anterior diaphragmatic hernia...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146023/longitudinal-associations-of-pericardial-and-intrathoracic-fat-with-progression-of-coronary-artery-calcium-from-the-framingham-heart-study
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Jane J Lee, Alison Pedley, Udo Hoffmann, Joseph M Massaro, Christopher J O'Donnell, Emelia J Benjamin, Michelle T Long
Cross-sectional studies have shown that pericardial fat is associated with atherosclerotic burden above and beyond generalized and central adiposity. Whether pericardial fat is longitudinally associated with coronary artery calcium (CAC) has not been firmly established. We examined the associations between cardiac ectopic fat including pericardial and intrathoracic fat with CAC progression and incidence in a community-based study setting. Study participants were from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring and Third Generation Cohorts who underwent multidetector computed tomography at 2 consecutive examinations (2002 to 2005 and 2008 to 2011) for the assessment of CAC...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145895/comparative-analysis-of-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-i-and-t-for-their-association-with-coronary-computed-tomography-assessed-calcium-scoring-represented-by-the-agatston-score
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Jonas Rusnak, Michael Behnes, Thomas Henzler, Nadine Reckord, Nils Vogler, Mathias Meyer, Ursula Hoffmann, Michele Natale, Julia Hoffmann, Sonja Hamed, Kathrin Weidner, Siegfried Lang, Agnibh Mukherji, Holger Haubenreisser, Stefan O Schoenberg, Martin Borggrefe, Thomas Bertsch, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the association between high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) and T (hs-cTnT) and coronary calcium concentration (CAC) detected by coronary computed tomography (CCT) and evaluated with the Agatston score in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Patients undergoing CCT during routine clinical care were enrolled prospectively. CCT was indicated for patients with a low to intermediate pretest probability for CAD...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145478/electrical-impedance-tomography-amplitudes-of-cardiac-related-impedance-changes-in-the-lung-are-highly-position-dependent
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Michael Graf, Thomas Riedel
BACKGROUND: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is used on the thorax to measure impedance changes due to the presence of air and blood in the lung. This experimental study was performed to investigate the effect of posture on cardiac and respiratory related impedance changes. METHODS: EIT measurements were performed on 14 healthy subjects in left-, right lateral, prone, supine and upright positions. Simultaneously, tidal volume was recorded with an ultrasonic flowmeter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145264/influences-of-cardiac-motion-on-computed-tomography-guided-biopsy-of-lung-nodules-located-near-the-heart
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Li-Sheng Hsu, Chien-Wei Chen, Chia-Hao Chang, Chien-Han Liao, Sheng-Lung Hsu, Wei-Ming Lin
Computed tomography (CT)-guided lung biopsy of nodules located near the heart may be associated with potential complications. To understand the influences of cardiac motion on lung parenchyma during biopsy, we processed the cardiac phase images of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) and noticed shifts in mediastinum lung margin (MLM) at different zones.Thirty eight CCTA (27 men and 11 women) were retrospectively evaluated. Image processing was done with Fiji (an open source Java image processing program by Fiji contributors) using 10% to 90% phase images of CCTA; and tissue displacement (MLM shift) was shown on the resulting images...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142490/postoperative-elevated-resistive-indices-do-not-predict-hepatic-artery-thrombosis-in-extended-criteria-donor-livers
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Eric J Siskind, Fauzia Vandermeer, Tamar R Siskind, David A Bruno, Samuel Sultan, Josue Alvarez-Casas, Arielle Stafford, Barton Lane, John C Lamattina, Rolf N Barth, Steven I Hanish
Postoperative transplant liver ultrasounds were analyzed in standard criteria donor (SCD), extended criteria donor (ECD), and donation after cardiac death (DCD) liver allografts to determine if elevated resistive indices (RIs) are consistently present and if they are pathological. Postoperative transplant liver ultrasounds were reviewed from 115 consecutive patients. Hepatic arterial RIs were stratified based on the type of donor: DCD, macrosteatosis (>30%), or standard criteria. In all patients with elevated RI, subsequent ultrasounds were reviewed to demonstrate RI normalization...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142369/utility-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-paraganglioma
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Nicholas Bhojwani, Jennifer Huang, Vasant Garg, Michael Yang, Guilherme H Oliveira, Prabhakar Rajiah
Cardiac paragangliomas are rare tumors of neural crest origin, most frequently seen in the left atrium. There are mixed opinions regarding the most appropriate imaging study for diagnosis and evaluation. We describe the novel utility of 18-F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging in the case of a 42-year-old male with cardiac paraganglioma.
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141441/correlation-between-heart-size-and-emphysema-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-ct-based-analysis-using-inspiratory-and-expiratory-scans
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Hayato Tomita, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Shin Matsuoka, Shoichiro Matsushita, Yasuo Nakajima
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between the extent of emphysema and heart size in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using inspiratory and expiratory chest computed tomography (CT). This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board and informed consent was waived. We measured lung volume (LV), low attenuation area percent (%LAA; less than or equal to -950 HU), maximum cardiac area, and maximum transverse cardiac diameter on inspiratory/expiratory chest CT in 60 patients with COPD...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141318/-ras-associated-autoimmune-leukoproliferative-disorder-a-report-of-2-cases-and-literature-review
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T Y He, C R Li, Y Xia, F F Liang, Y Luo, J Yang
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and genetic characteristics of cases with Ras-associated autoimmune leukoproliferative disorder(RALD). Method: Characteristics of clinical data and gene mutation of the first two cases in China with RALD were retrospectively analyzed. The related literature was searched by using search terms "NRAS" , "KRAS" or "RALD" . Result: Case1, a seven-year-seven-month old girl, was admitted due to "thrombocytopenia and splenomegaly for three years" . Palpation showed enlargement of submandibular lymph nodes and hepatosplenomegaly...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141241/mmp-9-and-its-regulators-timp-1-and-emmprin-in-patients-with-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-nordistemi-substudy
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Trine Baur Opstad, Ingebjørg Seljeflot, Ellen Bøhmer, Harald Arnesen, Sigrun Halvorsen
OBJECTIVES: The extracellular matrix is involved in wound repair after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We investigated whether matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-1, and the MMP inducer (EMMPRIN) are associated with infarct size, left ventricular function, and clinical outcome in ST-elevation-MI (STEMI). METHODS: In 243 STEMI patients, circulating EMMPRIN, MMP-9, and TIMP-1 were analyzed 3 days and 3 months post-AMI...
November 16, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140803/use-of-postmortem-computed-tomography-to-detect-bowel-obstruction-and-its-relationship-to-the-cause-of-death
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Dominic Gascho, Sarah Schaerli, Lucile Tuchtan-Torrents, Michael J Thali, Guillaume Gorincour
Bowel distension frequently indicates bowel obstruction, which is a common diagnosis in clinical radiology. Typically, symptoms and complaints lead to radiological examinations and the detection of the etiology. Untreated intestinal obstructions can lead to a fatal outcome through cardiac failure due to septic shock. Certain of these cases undergo medicolegal investigations depending on the case history, the condition of the decedent, the location of the finding, or recent visits to medical professionals. Computed tomography (CT) is a recommended method in clinical radiology for the detection of bowel obstruction, which is indicated by bowel distension and further radiological signs (eg, the whirl sign, which indicates a volvulus)...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138942/calculation-of-left-ventricular-volumes-and-ejection-fraction-from-dynamic-cardiac-gated-15-o-water-pet-ct-5d-pet
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Jonny Nordström, Tanja Kero, Hendrik Johannes Harms, Charles Widström, Frank A Flachskampf, Jens Sörensen, Mark Lubberink
BACKGROUND: Quantitative measurement of myocardial blood flow (MBF) is of increasing interest in the clinical assessment of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). (15)O-water positron emission tomography (PET) is considered the gold standard for non-invasive MBF measurements. However, calculation of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) is not possible from standard (15)O-water uptake images. The purpose of the present work was to investigate the possibility of calculating LV volumes and LVEF from cardiac-gated parametric blood volume (V B) (15)O-water images and from first pass (FP) images...
November 14, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138794/noninvasive-cardiac-testing-vs-clinical-evaluation-alone-in-acute-chest-pain-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-romicat-ii-randomized-clinical-trial
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Samuel W Reinhardt, Chien-Jung Lin, Eric Novak, David L Brown
Importance: The incremental benefit of noninvasive testing in addition to clinical evaluation (history, physical examination, an electrocardiogram [ECG], and biomarker assessment) vs clinical evaluation alone for patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain is unknown. Objective: To examine differences in outcomes with clinical evaluation and noninvasive testing (coronary computed tomographic angiography [CCTA] or stress testing) vs clinical evaluation alone...
November 14, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137818/molecular-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daniel Juneau, Mohammad Golfam, Samir Hazra, Fernanda Erthal, Lionel S Zuckier, Jordan Bernick, George A Wells, Rob S B Beanlands, Benjamin J W Chow
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. Currently, the modified Duke criteria is used to assist with the diagnosis of IE, but it can still remain difficult. Growing data supports the potential use of molecular imaging to assist in the diagnosis of IE. Our objective was to understand the potential utility of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT), (67)Ga citrate and radiolabeled white blood cell (WBC) scintigraphy in the diagnosis of IE...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137093/an-incidental-encounter-of-a-rare-high-take-off-right-coronary-artery-a-case-report
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Xicheng Deng, Peng Huang, Wenjuan Chen, Xiaohui Yang, Qianjun Liu, Yunbin Xiao, Cheng He
RATIONALE: High take-off of the coronary arteries is a rare cardiac anatomic anomaly, which may occur independently or with other congenital heart defects. In the clinical setting, it is noteworthy as a cause of sudden cardiac death. Further, it is vital to identify such anomalies to avoid intraoperative catastrophes in surgeries for congenital heart defects. PATIENT CONCERNS: A II/6 systolic heart murmur on physical examination was incidentally found in a 9-year-old boy; he was confirmed to have a secundum-type atrial septal defect on echocardiography...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137066/a-coronary-artery-fistula-having-connection-between-2-coronary-arteries-and-the-left-ventricle-a-case-report
#17
Chang-Yeon Kim, Ji Yong Choi, Kee Sik Kim
RATIONALE: Cases of coronary artery fistula having a connection with the cardiac cavity are rare. Here, we report a case in which 2 coronary arteries empty into the left ventricular cavity together. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 63-year-old woman who was diagnosed as having hypertension 20 years prior presented with dyspnea. DIAGNOSES: The coronary angiography revealed coronary artery fistula. INTERVENTIONS: Chest X-ray showed pulmonary edema...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132574/major-abdominal-trauma-critical-decisions-and-new-frontiers-in-management
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Megan Brenner, Christopher Hicks
A standardized approach should be used with a patient with abdominal trauma, including primary and secondary surveys, followed by additional diagnostic testing as indicated. Specific factors can make the diagnosis of serious abdominal trauma challenging, particularly in the face of multiple and severe injuries, unknown mechanism of injury, altered mental status, and impending or complete cardiac arrest. Advances in technology in diagnosis and/or treatment with ultrasound, helical computed tomography, and resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) have significantly advanced trauma care, and are still the focus of current and ongoing investigations...
February 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131765/comprehensive-cross-sectional-imaging-of-the-pulmonary-veins
#19
Cameron Hassani, Farhood Saremi
The pulmonary veins carry oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart, but their importance to the radiologist extends far beyond this seemingly straightforward function. The anatomy of the pulmonary veins is variable among patients, with several noteworthy variant and anomalous patterns, including supernumerary pulmonary veins, a common ostium, anomalous pulmonary venous return, and levoatriocardinal veins. Differences in pulmonary vein anatomy and the presence of variant or anomalous anatomy can be of critical importance, especially for preoperative planning of pulmonary and cardiac surgery...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130963/shift-work-and-the-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography-study
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Ofer Havakuk, Nufar Zukerman, Nir Flint, Ben Sadeh, Gilad Margolis, Maayan Konigstein, Gad Keren, Galit Aviram, Haim Shmilovich
AIMS: Shift work disrupts the normal circadian rhythm and is associated with risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) and a higher incidence of CAD morbidity and mortality. Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a robust noninvasive modality for assessing the presence, extent, and severity of CAD. We sought to investigate whether shift workers are prone to a higher burden of CAD compared to non-shift workers. METHODS: We conducted a historically prospective study in consecutive patients who underwent CCTA and answered a telephonic questionnaire...
November 2, 2017: Cardiology
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