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Cristian V Francavilla, Francesco Sessa, Monica Salerno, Giuseppe D Albano, Ines Villano, Giovanni Messina, Fabio Triolo, Lorenzo Todaro, Maria Ruberto, Gabriella Marsala, Orazio Cascio, Maria P Mollica, Vincenzo Monda, Giuseppe Cibelli, Anna Valenzano, Christian Zammit, Marcellino Monda, Antonietta Messina
Background: After long-term intensive training, considerable morphological and functional heart changes occur in professional athletes. Such changes arise progressively and regress upon interruption of the physical activity. Morphological and functional alterations on heart are known as "Athlete's heart" condition. Objective: This study aims to compare echocardiographic parameters in two different groups of professional athletes. Furthermore, a prospective study is performed analyzing the echocardiographic changes occurring in 12 professional players in 3 years of follow-up...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Federico M Asch, Mani A Vannan, Siddharth Singh, Bijoy Khandheria, Stephen H Little, Dominic J Allocco, Ian T Meredith, Ted E Feldman, Michael J Reardon, Neil J Weissman
BACKGROUND : Comparative echocardiographic data on transcatheter aortic valve replacement systems from randomized trials are limited. The REPRISE III trial (Repositionable Percutaneous Replacement of Stenotic Aortic Valve through Implantation of Lotus Valve System - Randomized Clinical Evaluation) is a multicenter, randomized comparison of a mechanically expanded (Lotus) versus self-expanding (CoreValve) transcatheter aortic valve replacement device. This analysis rigorously assesses Doppler-derived valve hemodynamics and the impact on outcomes at 1 year in patients with extreme/high surgical risk treated with Lotus and CoreValve from REPRISE III...
March 12, 2018: Circulation
Piotr Dobrowolski, Magdalena Januszewicz, Anna Klisiewicz, Aleksander Prejbisz, Ewa Warchoł-Celińska, Ilona Michałowska, Elżbieta Florczak, Katarzyna Kożuch, Katarzyna Hanus, Anna Aniszczuk-Hybiak, Helena Witowicz, Adam Witkowski, Jacek Kądziela, Marek Kabat, Krzysztof Madej, Sławomir Nazarewski, Andrzej Tykarski, Łukasz Stryczyński, Małgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska, Łukasz Światłowski, Przemysław Kosiński, Krystyna Widecka, Andrzej Januszewicz, Piotr Hoffman
OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive assessment of left ventricle (LV) structure, and function and to detect alterations in cardiac properties in relationship to presence, subtypes and extent of fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD). METHODS: We studied 144 patients with FMD. The control group consisted of 50 matched individuals. Office and ambulatory blood pressure levels were evaluated. Echocardiography was employed to assess: left ventricular mass index (LVMI), systolic function including speckle tracking echocardiography and diastolic function assessed by mitral flow and tissue Doppler imaging...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
Vivian T Almeida, Ricardo A R Uscategui, Antônio A Camacho, Marlos G Sousa, Victor J C Santos, Marjury C Maronezi, Wilter R R Vicente, Marcus A R Feliciano
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the consequences of the estrous cycle and gestation on the cardiovascular system of bitches evaluated through echocardiographic assessment. Fifteen healthy pregnant bitches aged 2 to 6 years and weighing 8.8 ± 2.5 kg were included in the study. Heart rate and blood pressure were clinically evaluated. M-mode, spectral, and tissue Doppler-echocardiography assessments were performed during the anestrous and estrous stages, every 15 days during pregnancy (15, 30, 45, and 60 days), and 45 days postpartum...
March 1, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
Heather N Anderson, Frank Cetta, David J Driscoll, Timothy M Olson, Michael J Ackerman, Jonathan N Johnson
Idiopathic restrictive cardiomyopathy (IRC) is a rare condition characterized by reduced ventricular compliance. Children with IRC have poor outcomes with most patients proceeding to cardiac transplantation. We sought to analyze our institutional experience and assess contemporary outcomes for children with IRC. We reviewed the medical record for patients (<21 years old) evaluated for a primary diagnosis of IRC between 1975 and 2013 at our institution. Demographic, clinical, echocardiographic, and catheterization data were abstracted...
February 12, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
F Freccero, A Cordella, F Dondi, C Castagnetti, K Niinistö, M Cipone
BACKGROUND: In dogs, due to better alignment with the aortic outflow, the subcostal (SC) transducer site provides greater Doppler-derived velocities than those obtained from the left parasternal view. The feasibility of this imaging approach has never been described in equine echocardiography. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility of the SC view in newborn foals and compare aortic two-dimensional and Doppler-derived velocity measurements with those of standard parasternal long-axis (LAX) views...
March 8, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
Renuka E Peterson, Grace Freire, Cynthia J Marino, Saadeh B Jureidini
Right ventricular-dependent coronary circulation (RVDCC) is associated with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum and is defined by two or more epicardial coronary arteries with atresia or severe stenosis resulting in the dependency of coronary supply by retrograde flow. The hypothesis of this study is that coronary Doppler flow patterns on echocardiography can be used to distinguish patients with RVDCC. Between 2007 and 2016, we reviewed 16 patients with pulmonary atresia or critical pulmonary stenosis...
March 8, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
Rosemarijn Jansen, Kim Urgel, Maarten J Cramer, Egidius E H L van Aarnhem, Peter P M Zwetsloot, Pieter A Doevendans, Jolanda Kluin, Steven A J Chamuleau
Background: Clinical decision-making in symptomatic patients after mitral valve (MV) repair remains challenging as echocardiographic reference values are lacking. In native MV disease intervention is recommended for mean transmitral pressure gradient (TPG) >15 mmHg or systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP) >60 mmHg at peak exercise. Insight into standard stress echo parameters after MV repair may therefore aid to clinical decision-making during follow-up. Hypothesis: Stress echocardiography derived parameters in asymptomatic patients after successful MV repair differ from current guidelines for native valves...
2018: Frontiers in Surgery
Ioannis Felekos, Constantina Aggeli, Elias Gialafos, Vasileios Kouranos, Aggeliki Rapti, Petros Sfikakis, Nikolaos Koulouris, Dimitris Tousoulis
PURPOSE: Global longitudinal strain (GLS) is increasingly accepted as a predictor of mortality in various clinical settings. This study tested the hypothesis that GLS is associated with increased event rate in patients with extracardiac sarcoidosis, who have no overt symptoms of cardiovascular disease and preserved ejection fraction (EF). METHODS: We retrospectively studied 117 patients with extracardiac sarcoidosis and 45 age- and sex-matched controls, who underwent comprehensive echocardiographic study, while GLS was measured by an offline speckle tracking algorithm...
February 28, 2018: Echocardiography
Vincenzo Russo, Anna Rago, Andrea Antonio Papa, Giulia Arena, Luisa Politano, Gerardo Nigro
BACKGROUND: Atrial electromechanical delay (AEMD) is an echocardiographic parameter correlated with the onset of supraventricular arrhythmias in several clinical conditions. Inter-atrial septal pacing in the region of Bachmann's bundle (BB) has been shown to be safe and feasible in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) patients, with a low rate of sensing and pacing defects. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of temporary BB pacing compared with right atrial appendage (RAA) pacing on AEMD in DM1 patients undergoing pacemaker (PM) implantation for cardiac rhythm abnormalities...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Aparna Kulkarni, Patricia Garcia-Cañadilla, Abdullah Khan, Jose Miguel Lorenzo, Karen Beckerman, Brenda Valenzuela-Alcaraz, Monica Cruz-Lemini, Olga Gomez, Eduard Gratacos, Fatima Crispi, Bart Bijnens
AIMS: Myocardial structural and functional abnormalities are known to occur in fetuses of mothers with diabetes mellitus (FMDM). The main aim of this investigation was to explore the cardiovascular circulatory patterns in FMDM using a validated lumped computational model of the cardiovascular system. METHODS: This was a multi-institutional study involving FMDM compared to fetuses of maternal controls (FC). Fetal echocardiographic Doppler data from left and right ventricular outflow tracts, aortic isthmus, middle cerebral and umbilical arteries were fitted into a validated fetal circulation computational model to estimate patient-specific placental and vascular properties...
March 2018: Placenta
Cihangir Kaymaz, Ozgur Yasar Akbal, Aykun Hakgor, Hacer Ceren Tokgoz, Ibrahim Halil Tanboga, Tugba Aktemur, Sevim Turkday, Seda Tanyeri, Netila Poci, Berhan Keskin, Cem Dogan, Zubeyde Bayram, Rezzan Deniz Acar, Nihal Ozdemir
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January 1, 2018: Pulmonary Circulation
Katsuyuki Sekii, Chizuko Yaguchi, Hiroaki Itoh
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have correlated the placental vasculature with fetal cardiac function other than umbilical artery Doppler assessment in low-risk pregnancies. We assessed the contribution of the placental vasculature to fetal echocardiographic parameters using histopathological and morphometric analyses of placental resistance arteries. STUDY DESIGN: Thirty-four low-risk singleton term pregnancies were assessed, including 24 thrombosis-negative cases (no/minimal gross and histological placental abnormalities) and 10 thrombosis-positive cases (histologically identified chorionic plate/stem vessel thrombosis)...
February 14, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Maurizio Galderisi, Erwan Donal, Julien Magne, Francesco Lo Iudice, Eustachio Agricola, Leyla Elif Sade, Matteo Cameli, Ehud Schwammenthal, Nuno Cardim, Bernard Cosyns, Andreas Hagendorff, Alexandar N Neskovic, Josè Luis Zamorano, Patrizio Lancellotti, Gilbert Habib, Thor Edvardsen, Bogdan A Popescu
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for management of atrial fibrillation (AF) recommend the use of CHA2DS2VASc risk score for assessment of thromboembolic (TE) risk, whereas the stratification of bleeding risk should be obtained by HAS-Bleed to balance the most appropriate anticoagulation (OAC) therapy. However, men with CHA2DS2VASc score = 1 and women with CHA2DS2VASc = 2, who are at intermediate TE risk, represent a grey zone where guidelines do not provide a definite OAC indication...
March 1, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Ashwin Prakash, Leslie B Gordon, Monica E Kleinman, Ellen B Gurary, Joseph Massaro, Ralph D'Agostino, Mark W Kieran, Marie Gerhard-Herman, Leslie Smoot
Importance: Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is an ultrarare disorder associated with premature death due to cardiovascular events during the second decade of life. However, because of its rarity (107 identified living patients), the natural history of cardiac disease remains uncharacterized. Therefore, meaningful cardiac end points for clinical trials have been difficult to establish. Objective: To examine the course of appearance of cardiac abnormalities in patients with HGPS to identify meaningful cardiac end points for use in future clinical trials...
February 21, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
Raluca Ileana Mincu, Stefania Lucia Magda, Sorina Mihaila, Maria Florescu, Diana Janina Mihalcea, Andreea Velcea, Adela Chiru, Cristina Tiu, Bogdan Ovidiu Popescu, Mircea Cinteza, Dragos Vinereanu
Multiple sclerosis (MS), neurologic disease affecting young population, may cause cardiovascular dysfunction, due to autonomous nervous dysfunction, physical invalidity, increased oxidative stress, and systemic inflammatory status. However, cardiovascular function is rarely evaluated in these patients. We assessed left and right ventricular (LV and RV) function by 2D, 3D, tissue Doppler, and speckle tracking echocardiography, and vascular function by remodeling, stiffness, and endothelial dysfunction parameters in patients with MS, compared to control subjects...
February 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
M B Rashid, T Parvin, C M Ahmed, M J Islam, M M Monwar, K K Karmoker, R Parveen, S S Shakil, M N Hasan
Rheumatic heart disease causes a significant number of morbidity and mortality in Bangladesh. Although the mitral and the aortic valve are the two most involved valves in rheumatic heart disease, the tricuspid valve disease is not uncommon secondary to, or in association with, mitral or aortic valve disease, but receives less attention as compared to the primary left-sided valve disease. Appropriate treatment of the tricuspid valve disease may improve long-term functional outcome. But the pattern and extent of the tricuspid valve involvement was not studied recently...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
O Hamzaoui, M Jozwiak, T Geffriaud, B Sztrymf, D Prat, F Jacobs, X Monnet, P Trouiller, C Richard, J L Teboul
BACKGROUND: We conducted this study to investigate whether norepinephrine increases cardiac contractility when administered during the early phase of septic shock. METHODS: We studied 38 patients with septic shock who had been resuscitated for <3 h and whose mean arterial pressure (MAP) remained <65 mm Hg. Echocardiographic variables were obtained before (T0 ) and after either initiation or an increase in the dose of a norepinephrine infusion to increase MAP to ≥ 65 mm Hg (T1 )...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Christoph E Schwarz, Antonio Preusche, Martin Wolf, Christian F Poets, Axel R Franz
BACKGROUND: What constitutes a hemodynamically relevant patent ductus arteriosus (hrPDA) in preterm infants is unclear. Different clinical and echocardiographic parameters are used, but a gold standard definition is lacking. Our objective was to evaluate associations between regional cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (rcStO2 ), fraction of tissue oxygen extraction (rcFtO2 E) measured by frequency domain near-infrared spectroscopy (fd-NIRS) and their correlation to echocardiographic, Doppler-ultrasound, and clinical parameters in preterm infants with and without a hrPDA...
February 16, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Chiara Locatelli, Danitza Pradelli, Giulia Campo, Ilaria Spalla, Alice Savarese, Paola G Brambilla, Claudio Bussadori
Objectives Large studies focusing on restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) in the cat are scarce. The aims of this retrospective study were to describe epidemiological characteristics and to analyse prognostic factors affecting survival in cats with RCM. Methods The clinical archives of the Gran Sasso Veterinary Clinic (Milan, Italy) and of the cardiology unit of the Department of Veterinary Medicine (University of Milan, Italy) from 1997-2015 were reviewed for all cats diagnosed with RCM based on an echocardiographic examination (left atrial/bi-atrial enlargement, normal left ventricle wall thickness, normal or mildly decreased systolic function and restrictive left ventricle filling pattern with pulsed Doppler echocardiography)...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
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