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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231932/a-test-in-context-myocardial-strain-measured-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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REVIEW
Patrick Collier, Dermot Phelan, Allan Klein
Strain-based imaging techniques (and specifically speckle-tracking echocardiography) have been shown to have clinical utility in a variety of settings. This technique is being embraced and increasingly adopted in many echocardiography laboratories worldwide. This review appraised speckle-tracking echocardiography in a clinical context by providing a critical evaluation of the prognostic and diagnostic insights that this technology can provide. In particular, we discuss the use of speckle-tracking strain in selected areas, such as undifferentiated left ventricular hypertrophy, cardio-oncology, aortic stenosis, and ischemic heart disease...
February 28, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23582354/layer-specific-quantification-of-myocardial-deformation-by-strain-echocardiography-may-reveal-significant-cad-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sebastian I Sarvari, Kristina H Haugaa, Wasim Zahid, Bjørn Bendz, Svend Aakhus, Lars Aaberge, Thor Edvardsen
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to assess whether patients with significant coronary artery disease (CAD) had reduced endocardial function assessed by layer-specific strain compared with patients without significant CAD. BACKGROUND: The left ventricular (LV) wall of the heart comprises 3 myocardial layers. The endocardial layer is most susceptible to ischemic injury. METHODS: Seventy-seven patients referred to coronary angiography due to suspected non-ST-segment elevation-acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) were prospectively included...
May 2013: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24612899/early-assessment-of-strain-echocardiography-can-accurately-exclude-significant-coronary-artery-stenosis-in-suspected-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Thomas Dahlslett, Sigve Karlsen, Bjørnar Grenne, Christian Eek, Benthe Sjøli, Helge Skulstad, Otto A Smiseth, Thor Edvardsen, Harald Brunvand
BACKGROUND: Many patients with suspected non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) do not have significant coronary artery disease. The current diagnostic approach of repeated electrocardiography and cardiac biomarker assessment requires observation for >6 to 12 hours. This strategy places a heavy burden on hospital facilities. The objective of this study was to investigate whether myocardial strain assessment by echocardiography could exclude significant coronary artery stenosis in patients presenting with suspected NSTE-ACS...
May 2014: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416589/multimodality-imaging-of-the-tricuspid-valve-with-implication-for-percutaneous-repair-approaches
#4
REVIEW
Francesco Ancona, Stefano Stella, Maurizio Taramasso, Claudia Marini, Azeem Latib, Paolo Denti, Francesco Grigioni, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Ottavio Alfieri, Antonio Colombo, Francesco Maisano, Eustachio Agricola
Nowadays some percutaneous options for tricuspid valve (TV) repair are available: Tricinch (4Tech Cardio, Galway, Ireland) mimicking the Kay procedure, Trialign (Mitralign, Boston, MA, USA) aiming to bicuspidise TV, MitraClip (Abbott Vascular, Abbott Park, Illinois, USA) mimicking Alfieri's stitch, direct transcatheter annuloplasty with Cardioband (Valtech Cardio, Or Yehuda, Israel) and transcatheter Forma Repair (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California, USA) providing a surface for leaflet coaptation. A multimodality imaging approach is fundamental for defining the pathophysiology of tricuspid regurgitation (TR), preprocedural planning and intraprocedural monitoring...
July 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487772/iabp-history-evolution-pathophysiology-indications-what-we-need-to-know
#5
REVIEW
H Parissis, V Graham, S Lampridis, M Lau, G Hooks, P C Mhandu
Treatment with the intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) is the most common form of mechanical support for the failing heart. Augmentation of diastolic pressure during balloon inflation contributes to the coronary circulation and the presystolic deflation of the balloon reduces the resistance to systolic output. Consequently, the myocardial work is reduced. The overall effect of the IABP therapy is an increase in the myocardial oxygen supply/demand ratio and thus in endocardial viability.This is an overall synopsis of what we need to know regarding IABP...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23727170/chronic-kidney-disease-and-cardiovascular-risk-epidemiology-mechanisms-and-prevention
#6
REVIEW
Ron T Gansevoort, Ricardo Correa-Rotter, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Tazeen H Jafar, Hiddo J Lambers Heerspink, Johannes F Mann, Kunihiro Matsushita, Chi Pang Wen
Since the first description of the association between chronic kidney disease and heart disease, many epidemiological studies have confirmed and extended this finding. As chronic kidney disease progresses, kidney-specific risk factors for cardiovascular events and disease come into play. As a result, the risk for cardiovascular disease is notably increased in individuals with chronic kidney disease. When adjusted for traditional cardiovascular risk factors, impaired kidney function and raised concentrations of albumin in urine increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by two to four times...
July 27, 2013: Lancet
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