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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649087/acute-hemodynamic-and-tissue-effects-of-cryoballoon-ablation-on-pulmonary-vessels-the-ivus-cryo-study
#1
Jakub Baran, Paweł Lewandowski, Krzysztof Smarż, Agnieszka Sikorska, Beata Zaborska, Piotr Kułakowski
BACKGROUND: Cryoballoon-based pulmonary vein isolation (CB-PVI) has been widely used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Although generally safe and effective, the procedure may be associated with pulmonary vein (PV) stenosis and bronchial or esophageal injury. The mechanisms leading to these complications have not been studied in detail. Our aim was to examine acute effects of cryoballoon on the pulmonary vessel and right heart pressures as well as PV wall morphology. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 8 patients (5 men, mean age 55±14 years) undergoing CB-PVI, pressure in each PV was measured by catheter located inside the PV directly before and after CB-PVI...
June 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649018/rear-foot-kinematics-when-wearing-lateral-wedge-insoles-and-foot-alignment-influence-the-effect-of-knee-adduction-moment-for-medial-knee-osteoarthritis
#2
Tomonori Sawada, Kenji Tanimoto, Kazuki Tokuda, Yoshitaka Iwamoto, Yuta Ogata, Masaya Anan, Makoto Takahashi, Nobuhiro Kito, Koichi Shinkoda
Lateral wedge insoles (LWIs) are prescribed for patients with medial knee osteoarthritis to reduce the external knee adduction moment (KAM). However, the biomechanical effects of LWIs are limited in some patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the biomechanical effects of LWIs depend on individual foot alignment and to examine the relationship between change in KAM and changes in foot and ankle biomechanics when wearing LWIs. Twenty-one patients participated in this study. They were categorized into normal or abnormal foot groups based on the foot posture index (FPI)...
June 15, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638961/evaluation-of-systolic-and-diastolic-properties-of-hypertensive-heart-failure-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-with-high-volume-rates
#3
Shingo Minatoguchi, Masanori Kawasaki, Ryuhei Tanaka, Takashi Yoshizane, Koji Ono, Maki Saeki, Maki Nagaya, Hidemaro Sato, Kazuhiko Nishigaki, Toshiyuki Noda, Michael R Zile, Shinya Minatoguchi
Left ventricular (LV) properties in hypertension (HTN) could be deteriorated by pressure overload, especially in endocardium, resulting in hypertensive heart failure (HHF). We sought to noninvasively examine LV systolic and diastolic functions at three myocardial layers in HTN and elucidate features of HHF by speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) with high volume rates. We examined normotensive controls (n = 54), HTN patients without LV hypertrophy (LVH) (n = 50), and HTN patients with LVH (n = 40) and HHF patients (n = 45)...
June 21, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627046/donor-specific-antibodies-are-associated-with-micro-and-macrovascular-coronary-disease-restrictive-myocardial-damage-and-poor-outcome-in-heart-transplanted-patients
#4
Tor Skibsted Clemmensen, Pernille Koefoed-Nielsen, Lis-Ann Jensen, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen, Niels Ramsing Holm, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Evald Høj Christiansen, Jouke Dijkstra, Kamilla Pernille Bjerre Valen, Hans Eiskjaer
AIMS: We examined the relationship between donor-specific HLA antibody (DSA) presence and graft function, hemodynamics, cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in stable long-term heart-transplanted (HTx) patients. METHODS: Sera from 79 patients (median 7.5 years after HTx) were analyzed for DSA presence. Graft function was evaluated by echocardiography and right heart catheterization. CAV-burden was determined by coronary angiography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR)...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626160/effect-of-anemia-on-cardiovascular-hemodynamics-therapeutic-strategy-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-hemodynamic-congestion
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Muneyoshi Tanimura, Kaoru Dohi, Naoki Fujimoto, Keishi Moriwaki, Taku Omori, Yuichi Sato, Emiyo Sugiura, Naoto Kumagai, Shiro Nakamori, Tairo Kurita, Eitaro Fujii, Norikazu Yamada, Masaaki Ito
BACKGROUND: We investigated the effect of anemia on cardiovascular hemodynamics, therapeutic strategies and clinical outcomes in heart failure (HF) patients.Methods and Results:We divided 198 consecutive HF patients who underwent right heart catheterization before in-hospital HF treatment into 2 groups according to the presence or absence of hemodynamic congestion (HC: mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure ≥15 mmHg and/or mean right atrial pressure ≥10 mmHg). The hemoglobin level correlated with the cardiac index (CI) and systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI) (r=-0...
June 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625438/efficacy-of-prophylactic-doses-of-intravenous-nitroglycerin-in-preventing-myocardial-ischemia-under-general-anesthesia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-with-trial-sequential-analysis
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Hoshijima, Yohei Denawa, Takahiro Mihara, Risa Takeuchi, Norifumi Kuratani, Tsutomu Mieda, Yoshinori Iwase, Toshiya Shiga, Zen'ichiro Wajima, Hiroshi Nagasaka
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of intravenous nitroglycerin (TNG) in preventing intraoperative myocardial ischemia (MI) under general anesthesia. Moreover, we analyzed the hemodynamic changes in heart rate (HR), mean blood pressure (MBP), and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) associated with TNG administration both before and after the induction of anesthesia. DESIGN: Meta-analysis. SETTING: Operating room, cardiac surgery or non-cardiac surgery, all surgeries were elective measurements...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625241/-efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-recombinant-human-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-study
#7
Xue Feng, Yue Wu, Ying Meng, Yizhen Wei
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy and safety of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) in the patients with severe heart failure (HF). METHODS: A prospective multicenter study was conducted. Patients whose age > 18 years old, and with the New York Heart Association (NYHA) cardiac function grade over III-IV, acute cardiac insufficiency and the acute exacerbation of chronic cardiac insufficiency admitted to intensive care unit/cardiovascular care unit (ICU/CCU) of 58 Hospitals in China were enrolled...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605420/prognostic-value-of-mean-pulmonary-artery-pressure-in-the-stable-phase-after-heart-transplantation
#8
Jan-Philip Molkentin, Matthias P Nägele, Michelle Frank, Isabella Sudano, Frank Enseleit, Markus J Wilhelm, Thomas F Lüscher, Francesco Maisano, Frank Ruschitzka, Andreas J Flammer
OBJECTIVES: In heart transplant recipients, elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) shortly before or after transplantation represents a powerful predictor for an adverse short-term outcome. Less is known on cardiac and pulmonary pressures measured in the stable phase after heart transplantation. The aim of this study was to assess the predictive value of mPAP, mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure and mean central venous pressure in the stable phase after transplantation. METHODS: All patients ( n  = 260, mean age 47...
June 9, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604571/hvad-waveform-analysis-as-a-noninvasive-marker-of-pulmonary-capillary-wedge-pressure-a-first-step-toward-the-development-of-a-smart-left-ventricular-assist-device-pump
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Jonathan Grinstein, Daniel Rodgers, Sara Kalantari, Gabriel Sayer, Gene H Kim, Nitasha Sarswat, Sirtaz Adatya, Takeyoshi Ota, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Daniel Burkhoff, Nir Uriel
Flow waveforms are an important feature of the HVAD left ventricular assist device (LVAD) that provides information about HVAD function and patient hemodynamics. We assessed the properties of one specific aspect of the waveform, the slope of the ventricular filling phase (VFP), and its correlation with pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP). A total of 101 screenshots from the HVAD monitor and simultaneous hemodynamic measurements were obtained simultaneously during sequential stages of invasive hemodynamic ramp studies...
June 7, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597399/effects-of-levosimendan-on-patients-with-heart-failure-complicating-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Guokai Shang, Xinyan Yang, Daijun Song, Yun Ti, Yuanyuan Shang, Zhihao Wang, Mengxiong Tang, Yun Zhang, Wei Zhang, Ming Zhong
BACKGROUND: The prognosis for patients with heart failure (HF), including cardiogenic shock (CS), complicating acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains poor. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to review the relevant literature and evaluate whether levosimendan was associated with better clinical outcomes in these patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane library databases for randomized controlled trials that investigated levosimendan compared with any control in patients with HF/CS complicating ACS...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592749/dynamics-of-oxidative-stress-evoked-by-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-after-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-elucidated-by-bilirubin-oxidation
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Masaki Yamamoto, Hideaki Nishimori, Takashi Fukutomi, Tokio Yamaguchi, Kazumasa Orihashi
BACKGROUND: Revascularization therapy relieves myocardial ischemia, but can also result in ischemia-reperfusion injury caused by oxidative stress. However, the biokinetics of oxidative stress after myocardial ischemia-reperfusion are uncertain. This study aimed to evaluate the dynamics of oxidative stress after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) by measuring urinary biopyrrin levels. Biopyrrin is an oxidative metabolite of bilirubin thought to reflect oxidative stress, along with reactive nitrogen species (RNS)...
June 8, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591467/the-effect-of-impella-cp-on-cardiopulmonary-physiology-during-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
#12
Hoong Sern Lim
Left ventricle (LV) distension is a complication of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) support. The effects of Impella on the pulmonary circulatory physiology were studied in a single-center study of six consecutive patients on VA-ECMO support who had LV unloading with Impella. Right ventricular stroke volume, pulmonary hemodynamics, and partial pressure of end-tidal CO2 (PETCO2 ) were measured on echocardiogram, pulmonary artery catheter, and capnography, respectively. The addition of Impella CP increased total blood flow and reduced pulmonary artery wedge pressure...
June 7, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588239/down-dip-variations-in-a-subducting-low-velocity-zone-linked-to-episodic-tremor-and-slip-a-new-constraint-from-scsp-waves
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Mitsuhiro Toya, Aitaro Kato, Takuto Maeda, Kazushige Obara, Tetsuya Takeda, Koshun Yamaoka
Fluids are thought to play an important role in controlling episodic tremor and slow slip (ETS) in subduction zones. Therefore, constraining the along-dip distribution of fluids is necessary to better understand source mechanism of ETS, and particularly the role played by fluids in ETS generation. Here, we report clear observations of coherent ScSp phases with a dense seismic array in western Shikoku, Japan, where ETS has been most active over the past decade. Using numerical simulations of elastic-wave propagation to reproduce the observed ScSp phases, we demonstrate that, relative to shallower depths, either the Vp/Vs ratio or the thickness of a low-velocity zone (LVZ) within the subducting oceanic crust increases with depth beneath the mantle wedge corner where ETS has been observed...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582316/new-targets-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-going-beyond-the-currently-targeted-three-pathways
#14
Alice Huertas, Ly Tu, Christophe Guignabert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a hemodynamic state defined by a resting mean pulmonary arterial pressure at or above 25 mmHg with a normal pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, ultimately leading to right heart failure and premature death. Although considerable progress has been made in the development of drug therapies for PAH targeting abnormalities found in the three main pathobiologic pathways (nitric oxide, prostacyclin, and endothelin-1), there is no drug available to specifically stop the progressive cellular accumulation into the pulmonary artery vessel wall...
June 2, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575398/carbon-dioxide-insuf%C3%AF-ation-and-thoracoscopic-ultrasonography-image-of-pure-ground-glass-nodule
#15
Hirofumi Uehara, Atsushi Yasuda, Hiroshi Kondo, Masafumi Kawamura
Thoracic surgeons frequently encounter early lung cancer showing a pure ground-glass nodule. Although thoracoscopic wedge resection is used extensively, it cannot be easily located for surgical procedures. Thoracoscopic ultrasonography is a real-time and less invasive technique for small lung lesion localization during thoracoscopic surgery. However, this technique has not been widely adopted because residual air in the lung results in poor ultrasound images. A 64-year-old woman was found to have pure ground-glass nodule...
May 29, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553096/pulmonary-artery-to-aorta-ratio-is-associated-with-cardiac-structure-and-functional-changes-in-mild-to-moderate-copd
#16
Michael J Cuttica, Surya P Bhatt, Sharon R Rosenberg, Lauren Beussink, Sanjiv J Shah, Lewis J Smith, Mark T Dransfield, Ravi Kalhan
BACKGROUND: The ratio of the diameter of the pulmonary artery (PA) to the diameter of the aorta (PA:A) on computed tomography (CT) imaging is associated with both COPD exacerbation and pulmonary hypertension. The mechanisms of PA enlargement in COPD are poorly understood. METHODS: In this retrospective, single center study we evaluated pulmonary function, CT scans, right heart catheterizations, and echocardiography in 88 subjects with mild-to-moderately severe COPD...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539568/clinical-and-hemodynamic-effects-of-endothelin-receptor-antagonists-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#17
Bo Xiong, Dan Nie, Yin Cao, Yanke Zou, Yuanqing Yao, Jie Tan, Jun Qian, Shunkang Rong, Chunbin Wang, Jing Huang
The clinical benefit of endothelin receptor antagonists (ERA) for the management of heart failure (HF) remains controversial. To examine this question, we performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to investigate the clinical and hemodynamic effects of ERA in HF patients.We searched the PubMed, Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Library from inception to March 20, 2016 to identify the pertinent studies. Risk ratio (RR) and weighted mean difference (WMD) were calculated using a fixed or random effect model...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527962/resolution-of-mitral-regurgitation-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-support
#18
Matthew Goodwin, Hassan W Nemeh, Jamil Borgi, Gaetano Paone, Jeffrey A Morgan
BACKGROUND: Cardiac valve disease is common in patients with end-stage heart failure undergoing left ventricular assist device implantation (LVAD). The aim of this study was to determine if preoperative mitral regurgitation (MR) affects outcomes and hemodynamics in patients after LVAD implantation. METHODS: From March 2006 through May 2015, 238 consecutive patients underwent LVAD implantation. Patient cohorts included less than moderate to severe MR (< moderate-severe, n = 195) and greater than or equal to moderate to severe MR (≥ moderate-severe, n = 43)...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515936/pulse-dose-steroids-in-severe-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-secondary-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#19
Cody Lee, Jean Elwing
OBJECTIVE: The pulmonary vascular targeted treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension is similar to other connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension. In addition, there also appears to be a role for immunosuppression in the overall management. However, the optimal immunosuppressive regimen and what patients will respond to treatments are currently not clearly elucidated given the lack of randomized controlled trials on the subject...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515821/left-ventricular-velocity-of-propagation-a-useful-non-invasive-measurement-when-assessing-hemodynamic-alterations-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#20
Dagmar F Hernandez-Suarez, Denada Palm, Francisco Lopez-Menendez, Marcel Mesa Pabon, Angel Lopez-Candales
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) velocity of propagation (Vp) has been shown to be inversely related to the LV relaxation time constant. We sought to examine Vp from a group of chronic pulmonary hypertension (cPH) patients and compare these values to Vp obtained in normal individuals and patients with known LV diastolic dysfunction (LVDD). METHODS: Echo-Doppler data and Vp measurements were retrospectively collected from all patients. The studied population was divided into four groups...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
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