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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165758/therapeutic-strategy-for-multiple-vsd-combined-with-mvsd-in-infants-and-young-children
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Y-B Hu, J-Q Zou, L Wang, G-Y Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic strategy for the multiple ventricular septal defects (VSD) combined with a muscular ventricular septal defect (MVSD) in the infants and young children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed clinical data of 63 child patients with multiple VSD who received the treatment between January 2009 and April 2013 in our hospital. There were 33 males and 30 females, the patients aged from 6 to 28 (10 ± 6) months and weighed between 5...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165737/management-of-hemostasis-for-pediatric-patients-on-ventricular-assist-devices
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Iki Adachi, Vadim Kostousov, Lisa Hensch, Martin A Chacon-Portillo, Jun Teruya
Ventricular-assist devices (VADs) have seen increased utilization in the pediatric population. Formerly, this therapeutic modality was limited to only the pulsatile VAD, EXCOR (Berlin Heart GmbH). However, the continuous flow VAD devices, HeartMate II (Abbott Inc.) and HeartWare (Medtronic Inc.), are now increasingly used in this population. Postoperatively, VAD patients are acutely anticoagulated using unfractionated heparin, often beginning 24 to 48 hours after VAD placement. Once the patient is stabilized and ready to transition to a lower acuity or outpatient setting, low-molecular-weight heparin or warfarin therapy may be instituted...
November 17, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164920/cardiac-structure-and-function-predicts-functional-decline-in-the-oldest-old
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David Leibowitz, Jeremy M Jacobs, Irit Lande-Stessman, Dan Gilon, Jochanan Stessman
Background This study examined the association between cardiac structure and function and the deterioration in activities of daily living (ADLs) in an age-homogenous, community-dwelling population of patients born in 1920-1921 over a five-year follow-up period. Design Longitudinal cohort study. Methods Patients were recruited from the Jerusalem Longitudinal Cohort Study, which has followed an age-homogenous cohort of Jerusalem residents born in 1920-1921. Patients underwent home echocardiography and were followed up for five years...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164753/prevalence-of-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-pre-dialysis-and-dialysis-patients-with-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Liselotte C R Hensen, Kathleen Goossens, Victoria Delgado, Rachid Abou, Joris I Rotmans, J Wouter Jukema, Jeroen J Bax
AIMS: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an excess of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, with heart failure (HF) being particularly frequent. Reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) defines left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction and is associated with poor prognosis. However, CKD patients may have HF symptoms with preserved LVEF. In this subgroup of patients, two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography can detect LV systolic dysfunction by analysing LV myocardial deformation...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162773/a-high-fat-and-high-cholesterol-diet-induces-cardiac-fibrosis-vascular-endothelial-and-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-shrsp5-dmcr-rats
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Shogo Watanabe, Shota Kumazaki, Katsuhiro Kusunoki, Terumi Inoue, Yui Maeda, Shinichi Usui, Ryoko Shinohata, Takashi Ohtsuki, Satoshi Hirohata, Shozo Kusachi, Kazuya Kitamori, Mari Mori, Yukio Yamori, Hisao Oka
AIM: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) increases cardiovascular risk regardless of risk factors in metabolic syndrome. However, the intermediary factors between NASH and vascular disease are still unknown because a suitable animal model has never been established. The stroke-prone (SP) spontaneously hypertensive rat, SHRSP5/Dmcr, simultaneously develops hypertension, acute arterial lipid deposits in mesenteric arteries, and NASH when feed with a high-fat and high-cholesterol (HFC) diet...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162223/effects-of-pectus-excavatum-repair-on-right-and-left-ventricular-strain
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Chieh-Ju Chao, Dawn Jaroszewski, Michael Gotway, MennatAllah Ewais, Susan Wilansky, Steven Lester, Samuel Unzek, Christopher P Appleton, Hari P Chaliki, Brantley D Gaitan, Farouk Mookadam, Tasneem Z Naqvi
BACKGROUND: The cardiopulmonary benefits of pectus excavatum repair have been debated. Echocardiographic speckle-tracking strain and strain rate have been used to evaluate and detect subclinical myocardial dysfunction in patients receiving cardiotoxic chemotherapy, and patients with valvular heart disease. This technology was applied to evaluate the effects of pectus excavatum surgery on left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) function. METHODS: Speckle tracing strain evaluation was performed on intraoperative transesophageal echocardiographic images acquired immediately before and after Nuss repair in adult patients (aged 18 years or more) from 2011 to 2014...
November 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161959/right-ventricular-function-is-important-for-pulmonary-artery-banding-in-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Lloyd M Felmly, Andrew J Savage, Minoo N Kavarana
Small infants with severe left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) carry a poor prognosis with limited therapeutic options. Although mechanical support and heart transplantation are definitive therapies, improvement of left ventricular function with reversible pulmonary artery banding (rPAB) has been described. We report two cases of LVD treated with rPAB. One was successfully temporized, and one progressed to requiring transplantation, indicating that appropriate patient selection is critical to this technique's success...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161313/biomarkers-and-echocardiography-for-evaluating-the-improvement-of-the-ventricular-diastolic-function-after-surgical-relief-of-hydronephrosis
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Huei-Ming Yeh, Ting-Tse Lin, Chih-Fan Yeh, Ho-Shiang Huang, Sheng-Nan Chang, Jou-Wei Lin, Chia-Ti Tsai, Ling-Ping Lai, Yi-You Huang, Chun-Lin Chu
The pathophysiology of cardio-renal syndrome (CRS) is complex. Hydronephrosis caused by urolithiasis may cause cytokine release and lead to cardiac dysfunction. The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiac function changes observed in patients who received double J placement using feasible biomarkers and echocardiography. This was a prospective, single-center study. Eighty-seven patients who presented with acute unilateral hydronephrosis and received ureteroscope stone manipulation were enrolled. Echocardiography and cytokines were measured on the day of the operation and 24 hours after the procedure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160572/rapid-on-site-evaluation-of-routine-biochemical-parameters-to-predict-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-and-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-upon-admission-to-the-emergency-room
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Dong Jia, Fan Liu, Qin Zhang, Guang-Qiao Zeng, Xue-Lian Li, Gang Hou
INTRODUCTION: Patients with acute pulmonary embolism(APE)who present with right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) have a worse prognosis. This study aimed to evaluate the value of routine biochemical parameters in predicting RVD and 30-day mortality in patients with APE. METHODS: We retrospectively collected the clinical data for 154 enrolled patients, including the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), D-dimer, cardiac troponin I (cTnI), and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158684/right-and-left-ventricular-function-in-hospitalized-children-with-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Thorsten Horter, Britt Nakstad, Omid Ashtari, Anne Lee Solevåg
Background: Extrapulmonary manifestations including cardiac dysfunction have been demonstrated in children with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection requiring intensive care. The aim of this study was to examine cardiac function in hospitalized children with moderate RSV infection admitted to a regular pediatric ward. Methods: We used echocardiography to determine cardiac output, and right and left ventricular function in 26 patients (aged 2 weeks to 24 months) with RSV infection...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158019/impact-of-significant-mitral-regurgitation-on-assessing-the-severity-of-aortic-stenosis
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Pil Hyung Lee, Jung Ae Hong, Byung Joo Sun, Seungbong Han, Sangwoo Park, Jeong Yoon Jang, Dae-Hee Kim, Duk-Hyun Kang, Jae-Kwan Song, Jong-Min Song
BACKGROUND: Significant mitral regurgitation (MR) may reduce a pressure gradient of aortic stenosis (AS) by decreasing forward stroke volume. The study objective was to evaluate whether significant MR can cause inconsistency when assessing the severity of AS. METHODS: Among 5,355 patients diagnosed with AS from 2000 to 2015, 68 were retrospectively found to have concomitant significant (moderate or greater) MR and normal left ventricular ejection fractions in normal sinus rhythm (AS with MR)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157817/cardioprotective-action-of-the-aqueous-extract-of-terminalia-arjuna-bark-against-toxicity-induced-by-doxorubicin
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Sarah Bishop, Shi J Liu
BACKGROUND: The aqueous extract of Terminalia arjuna (TA) bark (TAAqE) has been shown to have a direct inotropic effect on ventricular myocytes. Active constituents of TAAqE contain various flavonoids and proanthocyanidins, some of which are known to have antioxidant activities. Whether TAAqE affords a cardioprotective action against oxidative stress (OS) remains unclear. PURPOSE: Increased OS is one of the major mechanisms underlying cardiotoxicity induced by doxorubicin (DOX), a commonly-used anticancer agent...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157741/biventricular-support-with-intracorporeal-continuous-flow-centrifugal-ventricular-assist-devices
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Francisco A Arabía, Carmelo A Milano, Claudius Mahr, Edwin C McGee, Nahush A Mokadam, J Eduardo Rame, Jaime D Moriguchi, Danny Ramzy, David C Naftel, Susan L Myers, James K Kirklin
BACKGROUND: The incidence of right ventricular dysfunction requiring right ventricular assist device after left ventricular assist device placement has been reported between 10% to 30%. The mortality rate is higher compared with patients who require left ventricular assist device only; the most effective and safest biventricular assist device remains unknown. We aimed to determine the survival outcomes and frequency of adverse events in patients with two durable, intracorporeal, continuous flow centrifugal pumps for support...
November 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156537/ursolic-acid-ameliorates-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-rats
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Xu-Tao Wang, Yan Gong, Bin Zhou, Jun-Jie Yang, Yin Cheng, Jin-Guo Zhao, Min-You Qi
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is a major and severe cardiovascular complication of diabetes mellitus. Ursolic acid, a pentacyclic triterpene compound widespread in fruits and plants, performs a variety of pharmacological activities including lowering blood glucose, anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation and anti-fibrosis. Our present study aimed to investigate the cardioprotective effects of ursolic acid on diabetic cardiomyopathy rats and uncover its underlying mechanism. Diabetes mellitus was induced by a single injection of STZ-only (40 mg/ kg, i...
November 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156019/the-aspartate-transaminase-alanine-transaminase-deritis-ratio-predicts-mid-term-mortality-and-renal-and-respiratory-dysfunction-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Kevin Pilarczyk, Henning Carstens, Jens Heckmann, Ali Canbay, Achim Koch, Nikolaus Pizanis, Heinz Jakob, Markus Kamler
OBJECTIVES: Preoperative liver dysfunction is a well-known risk factor for adverse events after major surgery. However, there is only little data regarding the precise role of the Model of End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score and the De Ritis ratio (DRR, alanine transaminase/aspartate aminotransferase) as a predictor for outcome after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing LVAD implantation at our institution between January 2012 and August 2014 was performed...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155385/local-low-dose-urokinase-thrombolysis-for-the-management-of-hemodynamically-stable-pulmonary-embolism-with-right-ventricular-dysfunction
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Sara Alcántara Carmona, Marina Pérez Redondo, Luis Nombela Franco, Rocío González Costero, Bárbara Balandín Moreno, Miguel Valdivia de la Fuente, Santiago Méndez Alonso, Agustín García Suárez, Ana Royuela
AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness of local low-dose urokinase thrombolysis (LLDUT) in hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism with right ventricular dysfunction (RVD). METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospective study. LLDUT with a 200,000 IU bolus followed by a 100,000 IU/h infusion. Treatment duration was determined through radiological control performed 48-72h into treatment. Follow-up echocardiogram was performed within seven days after LLDUT completion. Evolution of thrombus burden, pulmonary artery pressures (PAP) and RVD were studied, and hemorrhagic complications and mortality were recorded...
November 21, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154956/biomarkers-in-mitral-regurgitation
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REVIEW
Magnus Bäck, Rodolfo Pizarro, Marie-Annick Clavel
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a common cause of heart failure but may also remain silent without either symptoms or altered cardiac function. In the latter case, management is still controversial and biomarkers could be an important means to solving remaining issues in MR management. As objective markers of myocardial stress and early left ventricular dysfunction, biomarkers may for example facilitate the identification of patients with benefit from early surgery of degenerative MR. The most studied biomarkers are the natriuretic peptides (NPs), especially brain NP, as well as its N terminal prohormone...
November 15, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154434/right-ventricular-involvement-in-cardiac-sarcoidosis-demonstrated-with-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
#18
Jan-Peter Smedema, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Gillian Ainslie, Joris Ector, Hein Heidbuchel, Harry J G M Crijns
AIMS: Cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis is reported in up to 30% of patients. Left ventricular involvement demonstrated by contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance has been well validated. We sought to determine the prevalence and distribution of right ventricular late gadolinium enhancement in patients diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively evaluated 87 patients diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis with contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance for right ventricular involvement...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154431/association-between-electrocardiographic-and-echocardiographic-markers-of-stage-b-heart-failure-and-cardiovascular-outcome
#19
Hong Yang, Thomas H Marwick, Ying Wang, Mark Nolan, Kazuaki Negishi, Faisal Khan, Peter M Okin
AIMS: The detection of non-ischaemic (mainly hypertension, diabetes, and obesity) stage B heart failure (SBHF) may facilitate the recognition of those at risk of progression to overt HF and HF prevention. We sought the relationship of specific electrocardiographic (ECG) markers of SBHF to echocardiographic features of SBHF and their prognostic value for development of HF. The ECG markers were Cornell product (Cornell-P), P-wave terminal force in lead V1 (PTFV1), ST depression in lead V5 V6 (minSTmV5V6), and increased heart rate...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154430/lower-than-expected-burden-of-premature-ventricular-contractions-impairs-myocardial-function
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Øyvind H Lie, Jørg Saberniak, Lars A Dejgaard, Mathis K Stokke, Finn Hegbom, Ole-Gunnar Anfinsen, Thor Edvardsen, Kristina H Haugaa
AIMS: We aimed to explore the burden of frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) associated with myocardial dysfunction in patients with outflow tract arrhythmia (OTA). We hypothesized that this threshold is lower than the previously suggested threshold of 24 000 PVCs/24 h (24%PVC) when systolic function is assessed by strain echocardiography. Furthermore, we aimed to characterize OTA patients with malignant arrhythmic events. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 52 patients referred for OTA ablation (46 ± 12 years, 58% female)...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
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