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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133707/impact-of-transsphenoidal-surgery-on-asymptomatic-cardiomyopathy-in-patients-with-acromegaly-a-single-blinded-study
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Anirudh Srinivasan, Ajay Bahl, Hemant Bhagat, Pinaki Dutta, Ashutosh Rai, Jagtar S Devgun, Rupinder Kaur, Kanchan Kumar Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: Patients with acromegaly have 2-3 times the expected mortality rates primarily due to cardiovascular risks. Echocardiographic studies showing improvement of cardiac function following transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) are limited. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with acromegaly underwent preoperative echocardiography and tissue Doppler (Philips i33, 3D ECHO) for assessment of cardiac indices. In the prospective group of patients, echocardiography was repeated after 6 months of surgery...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129395/echocardiographic-nomograms-for-upper-abdominal-aorta-doppler-systolic-wave-values-and-systo-diastolic-diameters-variations-in-children
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Massimiliano Cantinotti, Raffaele Giordano, Iuri Corsini, Carlo Dani, Marco Scalese, Bruno Murzi, Nadia Assanta, Isabella Spadoni, Sabrina Molinaro, Shelby Kutty, Giorgio Iervasi, Eliana Franchi
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aorta pulsatility and blood flow patterns are important diagnostic indicators in congenital heart disease. Reference values for these indexes are lacking. METHODS: We prospectively studied abdominal aorta pulsed-wave Doppler systolic peak velocity, deceleration time, and wave duration, and two-dimensional vessel diameters in systole and diastole in healthy Caucasian children. Heteroscedasticity was accounted for by White or Breusch-Pagan test...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127542/left-atrial-function-after-epicardial-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Louise Bagge, Per Blomström, Lena Jidéus, Stefan Lönnerholm, Carina Blomström-Lundqvist
PURPOSE: Epicardial pulmonary vein isolation has become an increasingly used therapy for medically resistant atrial fibrillation. The purpose of the present study was therefore to evaluate if epicardial pulmonary vein isolation combined with ganglionated plexi ablation affects the size and mechanical function of the left atrium, and whether the effects are dependent on the extensiveness of the ablation applications. METHODS: A total of 42 patients underwent an echocardiographic examination prior to and 6 months after a minimal invasive epicardial pulmonary vein isolation procedure for the assessment of the effects on left atrial size and function...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124470/relation-of-presystolic-wave-on-doppler-examination-to-syntax-score-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Ihsan Dursun, Selim Kul, Sinan Sahin, Ezgi Kalaycioglu, Ali Riza Akyuz, Levent Korkmaz
BACKGROUND: There are few reports demonstrating a relationship between presystolic wave (PSW) and left ventricular function. The aim of the present study was to investigate the associations between PSW and angiographic and echocardiographic characteristics of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: We studied 348 consecutive patients with AMI. Pulsed Doppler-echocardiography was used to assess the both diastolic functions and presence of PSW from left ventricular outflow tract...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119598/opening-closing-pattern-of-trifecta-and-freestyle-valves-versus-native-aortic-valve-are-stentless-valves-more-physiologic-than-a-stented-valve
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Giordano Tasca, Riccardo Vismara, Francesco Trinca, Beatrice Riva, Amando Gamba, Elisabetta Lobiati
BACKGROUND: Stentless valves have long been considered the ideal valves in terms of hemodynamics. Recently, the Trifecta valve, a stented bioprosthesis with excellent fluid dynamic characteristics, has become available. The aim of the study was to compare the opening/closing pattern of the Freestyle stentless valve and the Trifecta valve with that of the native aortic valve. METHODS: A total of 12 patients with a Freestyle and 10 with a Trifecta valve were compared to normal native aortic valves in 12 control patients...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119274/quantification-of-pulmonary-regurgitation-and-prediction-of-pulmonary-valve-replacement-by-echocardiography-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-defects-in-comparison-to-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Claudia Dellas, Laura Kammerer, Verena Gravenhorst, Joachim Lotz, Thomas Paul, Michael Steinmetz
Pulmonary regurgitation (PR) is common in patients with congenital heart defects (CHD) and contributes to morbidity and mortality in the long-term. We investigated in this retrospective analysis whether readily accessible echocardiographic parameters are useful for quantification of PR and for predicting pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) in comparison to the gold-standard phase contrast (PC) flow measurements from cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Continuous wave (CW) Doppler and colour flow images in echocardiograms from 53 patients with CHD were analysed...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118891/systolic-anterior-motion-of-mitral-valve-subchordal-apparatus-a-rare-echocardiographic-pattern-in-non-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Jezreel L Taquiso, Stephanie Martha O Obillos, Joerelle V Mojica, Lauro L Abrahan, Elleen C Cunanan, Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Jose Donato A Magno
Systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve or chordate is one characteristic seen in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) either in obstructive or non-obstructive phenotypes. More often than not, the obstruction is caused by valvular rather than chordal SAM. We describe the role of echocardiography in identifying the actual anatomical location of the mitral valve apparatus involved in SAM and in assessing consequent left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction in an otherwise asymptomatic patient...
October 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118563/cardiac-dysfunction-as-an-early-predictor-of-portal-hypertension-in-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Cecilia Marconi, Mattia Bellan, Paola Giarda, Rosalba Minisini, Serena Favretto, Michela Emma Burlone, Lisa Franzosi, Mario Pirisi
Background: Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy is characterized by a set of cardiovascular modifications observed in advanced chronic liver disease. The aim of this study was to investigate cardiovascular alterations in chronic liver disease with different stages of fibrosis and to correlate cardiac involvement with endoscopic complications of portal hypertension. Methods: Seventy patients with chronic hepatitis C-related chronic liver disease and 20 sex- and age-matched controls underwent clinical evaluation, hepatic transient elastography, and echocardiography...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116574/successful-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-significantly-improves-coronary-sinus-blood-flow-as-assessed-by-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Radmila Lyubarova, William E Boden, Steven A Fein, Joshua Schulman-Marcus, Mikhail Torosoff
BACKGROUND: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has been used to assess coronary sinus blood flow (CSBF), which reflects total coronary arterial blood flow. Successful angioplasty is expected to improve coronary arterial blood flow. Changes in CSBF after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), as assessed by TTE, have not been systematically evaluated. HYPOTHESIS: TTE can be utilized to reflect increased CSBF after a successful, clinically indicated PCI. METHODS: The study cohort included 31 patients (18 females, 62 ± 11 years old) referred for diagnostic cardiac catheterization for suspected coronary artery disease and possible PCI, when clinically indicated...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115988/prevalence-and-determinants-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-a-group-of-cameroonian-patients-without-chronic-lung-disease-a-cross-sectional-echocardiographic-study
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Ahmadou M Jingi, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Aurel T Tankeu, Liliane Mfeukeu-Kuate, Clovis Nkoke, Philippe Kamdem, Alain Patrick Menanga, Samuel Kingue
OBJECTIVE: To study prevalence and determinants of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in a group of Cameroonian patients without chronic lung disease. We conducted a cross-sectional study conducted between April and December 2011 in a private cardiology clinic in Bafoussam, Cameroon. We included consenting participants aged ≥ 18, who underwent a Doppler echocardiography. Patients with chronic lung disease were excluded. RESULTS: A total of 178 participants were enrolled, of whom 44...
November 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111120/abnormal-coronary-flow-velocity-reserve-and-decreased-myocardial-contractile-reserve-are-main-factors-in-relation-to-physical-exercise-capacity-in-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Tor Skibsted Clemmensen, Hans Eiskjær, Henning Mølgaard, Anders Hostrup Larsen, Jens Soerensen, Niels Frost Andersen, Lars Poulsen Tolbod, Hendrik J Harms, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical importance of echocardiographic coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR), resting and exercise left ventricular global longitudinal strain (LVGLS), and myocardial work efficiency (MWE) in patients with cardiac amyloidosis (CA). METHODS: The study population comprised 69 subjects: group A, 27 patients with CA confirmed by endomyocardial biopsy (CA positive); group B, 42 healthy control subjects. The amyloid phenotype in group A was as follows: patients with wild-type transthyretin-related amyloidosis (n = 10), carriers of the Danish familial transthyretin amyloidosis mutation with cardiac involvement (n = 5), and patients with amyloid light chain amyloidosis with cardiac involvement (n = 12)...
October 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106757/echocardiographic-predictors-of-coil-vs-device-closure-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-patent-ductus-arteriosus-closure
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Alaa Roushdy, Yasmeen Abd El Razek, Ahmed Mamdouh Tawfik
AIM: To determine anatomic and hemodynamic echocardiographic predictors for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) device vs coil closure. METHODS: Seventy-six patients who were referred for elective transcatheter PDA closure were enrolled in the study. All patients underwent full echocardiogram including measurement of the PDA pulmonary end diameter, color flow width and extent, peak and end-diastolic Doppler gradients across the duct, diastolic flow reversal, left atrial dimensions and volume, left ventricular sphericity index, and volumes...
November 6, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106754/right-heart-function-in-impaired-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-2d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-based-and-doppler-tissue-imaging-based-analysis-of-right-atrial-and-ventricular-function
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Anna Brand, Marny Bathe, Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, Ute Seeland, Mirjam Rücke, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Karl Stangl, Fabian Knebel, Verena Stangl, Henryk Dreger
AIM: The aim of our study was to describe right atrial (RA) and right ventricular (RV) function, assessed by Doppler tissue imaging and 2D speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE), in women with signs of early impaired left ventricular diastolic function (DD). METHODS AND RESULTS: In a cross-sectional trial, standard parameters of diastolic and right heart function were investigated in 438 women of the Berlin Female Risk Evaluation (BEFRI) study. In a subset of women, average peak systolic RA strain (RAS), as well as the average peak systolic RV strain of the free wall (RVS free wall) and of all RV segments (average RV strain; RVS Avg), was analyzed using 2DSTE...
November 6, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101108/transthoracic-echocardiography-is-adequate-for-intraprocedural-guidance-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Renuka Jain, Daniel P O'Hair, Tanvir K Bajwa, Denise Ignatowski, Daniel Harland, Amanda M Kirby, Tracy Hammonds, Suhail Q Allaqaband, Jonathan Kay, Bijoy K Khandheria
BACKGROUND: While transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has traditionally been supported intraprocedurally by transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is increasingly being used. We evaluated echocardiographic imaging characteristics and clinical outcomes in patients who underwent TTE during TAVI (TTE-TAVI). METHODS AND RESULTS: A select team of dedicated sonographers and interventional echocardiographers performed TTE-TAVI in 278 patients, all of whom underwent TAVI through transfemoral access...
December 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093429/echocardiographic-assessment-of-cardiac-structural-and-functional-abnormalities-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-receiving-chronic-hemodialysis
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Hiroshi Matsuo, Kaoru Dohi, Hirofumi Machida, Hideyuki Takeuchi, Toshikazu Aoki, Hiroyuki Nishimura, Masashi Yasutomi, Michiharu Senga, Takehiko Ichikawa, Kentaro Kakuta, Yasuhide Mizutani, Akiko Tanoue, Naoki Isaka, Kazuki Oosugi, Sukenari Koyabu, Masato Sakurai, Yoshihisa Fukui, Hitoshi Kakimoto, Tadafumi Sugimoto, Takahiro Ohnishi, Tomohiro Murata, Eiji Ishikawa, Ryuji Okamoto, Tomomi Yamada, Toru Ogura, Yuki Nishimura, Takashi Tanigawa, Shinsuke Nomura, Masakatsu Nishikawa, Masaaki Ito
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the echocardiographic characteristics of chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in a multicenter prospective cohort study.Methods and Results:Three hundred and fifteen patients with ESRD (67.9±10.6 years, 47.6% male) on chronic HD for ≥1 year were examined on transthoracic echocardiography, including Doppler-derived aortic valve area (AVA) measurement. Only 11.5% and 3.4% of all patients had normal left ventricular (LV) geometry and normal LV filling pattern, respectively...
October 31, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092115/cardiac-amyloidosis-associated-with-enlargement-and-functional-impairment-of-the-mitral-annulus-insights-from-the-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiographic-magyar-path-study
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Attila Nemes, Dóra Földeák, Árpád Kormányos, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Zita Borbényi, Tamás Forster
BACKGROUND: Cardiac amyloidosis (CA) is a rare condition characterized by the extracellular deposition of amyloidogenic proteins in the heart. The aim of the present study was to compare the size and function of the mitral annulus (MA) between CA patients and age- and gender-matched controls, using three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (3-D STE). METHODS: The study included 17 patients (mean age 64.2 ± 9.8 years) with CA, whose results were compared to 26 age- and gender-matched healthy controls (mean age 59...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082544/echocardiographic-characteristics-in-fontan-patients-before-the-onset-of-protein-losing-enteropathy-or-plastic-bronchitis
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Florian Du Bois, Brigitte Stiller, Thomas Borth-Bruhns, Bettina Unseld, Rouven Kubicki, René Hoehn, Katja Reineker, Jochen Grohmann, Thilo Fleck
BACKGROUND: It was this study's objective to evaluate the echocardiographic characteristics and flow patterns in abdominal arteries of Fontan patients before the onset of protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) or plastic bronchitis (PB). DESIGN: In this retrospective cohort investigation, we examined 170 Fontan patients from 32 different centers who had undergone echocardiographic and Doppler ultrasound examinations between June 2006 and May 2013. Follow-up questionnaires were completed by 105 patients a median of 5...
October 29, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081323/cardiovascular-adaptation-to-extrauterine-life-after-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Luciana Rodriguez-Guerineau, Miriam Perez-Cruz, María D Gomez Roig, Francisco J Cambra, Juan Carretero, Fredy Prada, Olga Gómez, Fátima Crispi, Joaquim Bartrons
Introduction The adaptive changes of the foetal heart in intrauterine growth restriction can persist postnatally. Data regarding its consequences for early circulatory adaptation to extrauterine life are scarce. The aim of this study was to assess cardiac morphometry and function in newborns with late-onset intrauterine growth restriction to test the hypothesis that intrauterine growth restriction causes cardiac shape and functional changes at birth. METHODS: A comprehensive echocardiographic study was performed in 25 neonates with intrauterine growth restriction and 25 adequate-for-gestational-age neonates...
October 30, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079561/forward-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-a-simple-risk-marker-in-patients-with-primary-mitral-regurgitation
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Marlène Dupuis, Haïfa Mahjoub, Marie-Annick Clavel, Nancy Côté, Oumhani Toubal, Lionel Tastet, Jean G Dumesnil, Kim O'Connor, Abdellaziz Dahou, Christophe Thébault, Catherine Bélanger, Jonathan Beaudoin, Marie Arsenault, Mathieu Bernier, Philippe Pibarot
BACKGROUND: The timing of mitral valve surgery in asymptomatic patients with primary mitral regurgitation (MR) is controversial. We hypothesized that the forward left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (LVEF; ie, LV outflow tract stroke volume divided by LV end-diastolic volume) is superior to the total LVEF to predict outcomes in MR. The objective of this study was to examine the association between echocardiographic parameters of MR severity and LV function and outcomes in patients with MR...
October 27, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076816/how-to-image-individual-pulmonary-veins-with-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Zehra Gölbaşı, Kumral Çağlı, Özcan Özeke, Dursun Aras
Although Doppler analysis of pulmonary veins (PVs) is crucial in the assessment of cardiac hemodynamics, there is controversy regarding individual anatomical PV imaging with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). This report is a discussion of how to image PVs accurately using TTE. To resolve any contradiction, multiple TTE images were obtained during the selective catheterization of the PV in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation procedure. Fluoroscopic images were used as a reference for the identification of each PV and simultaneous echocardiographic imaging of the catheter positioned in the distal PV was used for accurate anatomical localization of the ostium and distal part of the PV...
October 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
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