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Pag? Anik - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and left ventricular (LV) geometry and function in patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis (AS). BACKGROUND: Recent experimental studies reveal that, among animals with sustained pressure overload, those with insulin resistance induced by a high-carbohydrate/high-fat diet ...
Baggish Aaron L AL Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02114, USA. - - 2010
Although illicit anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) use is widespread, the cardiac effects of long-term AAS use remain inadequately characterized. We compared cardiac parameters in weightlifters reporting long-term AAS use to those in otherwise similar weightlifters without prior AAS exposure. We performed 2D tissue-Doppler and speckle-tracking echocardiography to assess left ventricular (LV) ...
Alpendurada Francisco F Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, - - 2010
Myocardial T2* cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) provides a rapid and reproducible measure of cardiac iron loading and is being increasingly used worldwide for monitoring of transfusion-dependent thalassaemia patients. Although myocardial siderosis (T2* <20 ms) is associated with impaired left ventricular (LV) function, little is known of its relation with right ...
Florescu Maria - - 2010
Athlete's heart is associated with left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (LVH), and "supranormal" cardiac function, suggesting that this is a physiological process. Hypertrophy alone cannot explain increase in cardiac function, therefore, other mechanisms, such as better ventriculo-arterial coupling might be involved. We studied 60 male (21 +/- 3 years) subjects: 27 ...
Ameri P - - 2010
Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with chronic heart failure (CHF). We evaluated vitamin D levels in relationship with New York Heart Association (NYHA) classes, N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) values and left ventricular (LV) measures in ≥60 year old patients with stable CHF. Differently from previous investigations, LV function ...
Venkateswaran Rajamiyer V - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The relationship between echocardiographic left ventricular(LV) systolic function (E-function) and pulmonary artery catheter(PAC) assessment of hemodynamic function (H-function) in potential heart donors is ill defined. We investigated this and determined (a) whether optimization could improve abnormal E-function, (b) feasibility and usefulness of repeat transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), and (c) whether ...
Pelliccia Antonio - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess incidence of cardiac events and/or left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in athletes exposed to strenuous and uninterrupted training for extended periods of time. BACKGROUND: Whether highly intensive and uninterrupted athletic conditioning over a long period of time might be responsible for cardiac ...
Meili-Butz Silvia - - 2010
To test acute effects of the corticotropin-releasing factor-related peptide urocortin 2 (Ucn2) on left ventricular (LV) function and the propensity for ventricular arrhythmias in the isolated heart of an animal model of hypertension-induced heart failure. Hearts from Dahl salt-sensitive rats with severe LV dysfunction were perfused according to Langendorff. Left ...
Kuznetsov Vadim A - - 2010
To assess the relationship between asymmetric septal hypertrophy (ASH) and manifestations of coronary artery disease (CAD). A total of 5128 consecutive patients with proven diagnosis of CAD were examined. There were 2469 patients with left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (LVH) (48.2%), among whom 297 (5.8%) had ASH (echocardiographic ventricular septum thickness ...
Mizuguchi Yukio Y Cardiovascular Section, Higashi Tokushima National Hospital, National Hospital Organization, 1-1 Ohmukai-kita, Ohtera, Itano, Itano, Tokushima 779-0193, Japan. - - 2010
Left ventricular (LV) torsion may be an important component of normal LV systolic function. However, its mechanics remain unresolved. Two-dimensional (2-D) strain imaging is increasingly used to quantify LV torsion in the clinical setting. Telmisartan has cardioreparative effects, including attenuation of subendocardial myocardial fibrosis and improvement of LV remodelling. To ...
Galiuto Leonarda - - 2010
To ascertain whether the presence of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) influences microvascular dysfunction and LV remodelling at 6 months of follow-up. Fifty-six consecutive STEMI patients successfully treated with primary or rescue percutaneous coronary intervention underwent conventional two-dimensional and myocardial contrast echocardiography within ...
Di Bella Gianluca - - 2010
A 35-year-old patient previously operated when a child for right ventricular (RV) rhabdomyoma was submitted to cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) that showed a dilated RV and a small contractile cavity in the inferior left ventricular (LV) wall suggestive for diverticulum. This report shows the first description of a simultaneous evidence ...
Miyazaki Sakiko S Department of Cardiology, Juntendo Shizuoka Hospital, Shizuoka, - - 2010
Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) can suppress left ventricular (LV) remodeling after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), possibly through the modifications of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9. Whether LV remodeling is suppressed in association with MMP-9 suppression in post-AMI/-percutaneous coronary intervention ...
Liao Song-Yan - - 2010
Previous studies suggested that epicardial patch applied to the infarcted site after acute myocardial infarction (MI) can alleviate left ventricular (LV) remodeling and improve cardiac performance; however, the effects of regional epicardial patch on chronic phase of LV remodeling remain unclear. We studied 20 pigs with MI induced by distal ...
Zhang Haizhu - - 2010
The effects of electric currents applied during absolute refractory period (ARP) on the cardiac function of rabbits with heart failure due to myocardial infarction (MI), and the safety of this method were investigated. Thirty rabbits were randomly assigned equally to 3 groups: sham-operated group, LV-anterior wall cardiac contractility modulation (LV-CCM) ...
Codella Noel C F - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical performance of a novel automated left ventricle (LV) segmentation algorithm (LV-METRIC) that involves no geometric assumptions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: LV-METRIC and manual tracing (MT) were used independently to quantify LV volumes and LVEF (ejection fraction) for 151 consecutive patients who underwent cine-CMR (steady-state free precession). ...
Ramaraj R - - 2010
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a life-threatening condition of unknown cause that occurs in previously healthy women during the peripartum period. It is characterized by left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and symptoms of heart failure which occurs between the last trimester of pregnancy and the first five months of the postpartum period. ...
Alter Peter - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for ischemic heart disease. Several other mechanisms apply also to dilative types of heart failure of various, non-ischemic etiologies. We hypothesized that hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with left ventricular (LV) dilatation and hypertrophy in dilative cardiomyopathy. METHODS: Homocysteine was measured in 66 individuals with suspected ...
Van Tassell Benjamin W - - 2010
Myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) is an endogenous adaptor protein that coordinates the inflammatory response to agonists of the Toll-like receptor and interleukin-1 receptor families. This particular response is activated following myocardial ischemia and infarction and may represent a viable target for pharmacologic inhibition. The current study tested MyD88 inhibitors ...
Bazeed Mohamed Fayez - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the third most common cause of cardiovascular death. When PE is fatal, right ventricular failure usually occurs within the first few hours, so right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) should be diagnosed rapidly to identify patients who could benefit from fibrinolytic therapy. PURPOSE: To determine whether quantification ...
Taborsky Milos - - 2010
Recording and analysing impedance fluctuation along the cardiac cycle in the right (RV) and left ventricles (LV). During a biventricular (BiV) implantation procedure, impedance was sequentially derived between the atrial ring electrode and either electrode (tip or ring) of the RV lead [transvalvular impedance (TVI)], and between the atrial ring ...
Pearce Elizabeth N - - 2010
Thyroid hormone acts on the heart and peripheral vasculature in multiple ways. Even in patients with subclinical hypo- or hyperthyroidism, subclinical alterations in left ventricular (LV) structure and function may be associated with important clinical effects. Our objective was to determine whether thyroid function is related to echocardiographic indices of ...
Hoole Stephen P SP Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United - - 2010
We aimed to investigate whether left ventricular (LV) stunning could be detected late after coronary occlusion when coronary flow has normalized. Stunning and cumulative LV dysfunction after ischemia reperfusion has been clearly demonstrated in animal models but has been refuted in several angioplasty models in humans. However, these studies have ...
Tsang Wendy - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) by transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography is time-intensive and highly dependent on image quality. Mitral annular displacement (MAD) qualitatively correlates with EF and can be measured in patients with poor image quality and dropout. The authors hypothesized that speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE)-derived MAD could quantify EF ...
Strugnell Wendy E - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Gated Blood Pool Imaging (GBPI) has low inter-test variability compared to echocardiography, and is often used when accurate repeated measurements of left ventricular ejection fraction are required such as in the surveillance of post-transplant patients. The aim of this study was to determine if cardiac MRI (CMR) could replace ...
Weir Robin A P RA Cardiology Department, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. - - 2010
Microvascular obstruction (MO) is associated with large acute myocardial infarction and lower left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction and predicts greater remodeling, but whether this effect is abolished by contemporary antiremodeling therapies is subject to debate. We examined the influence of several infarct characteristics, including MO, on LV remodeling in an ...
Doesch Christina - - 2010
There is increasing evidence that body composition should be considered as a systemic marker of disease severity in congestive heart failure (CHF). Prior studies established bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) as an objective indicator of body composition. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) quantified by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is the visceral fat ...
Mewton Nathan - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the effect of a single dose of cyclosporine administered at the time of reperfusion on left ventricular (LV) remodeling and function by cardiac magnetic resonance 5 days and 6 months after myocardial infarction. BACKGROUND: In a human study, administration of cyclosporine at the time of acute ...
Løgstrup Brian Bridal - - 2010
To investigate the relationships between coronary flow reserve (CFR), left ventricular (LV) systolic function, and myocardial viability in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In 149 patients with a first AMI, we estimated CFR non-invasively and assessed LV systolic function with low-dose dobutamine Doppler echocardiography (LDDE), which also identified viability. ...
Cheng-Baron June - - 2010
Left ventricular (LV) active relaxation begins before aortic valve closure and is largely completed during isovolumic relaxation (IVR), before mitral valve opening. During IVR, despite closed mitral and aortic valves, indirect assessments of LV volume have suggested volume increases during this period. The aim of this study is to measure ...
Hsuan Chin-Feng - - 2010
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of surgical weight reduction on cardiac structure and function and to seek the determinants of these changes. Sixty-six severely obese adults (BMI >or=35 kg/m(2)) who received bariatric surgery underwent echocardiographic examination before and 3 months after surgery. At 3 months ...
W?hrle Jochen - - 2010
To assess the effect of autologous bone-marrow cell (BMC) therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction in a rigorous double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Patients with reperfusion >6 hours after symptom onset were randomly assigned in a 2:1 ratio to receive intracoronary BMC or placebo therapy 5 to 7 days after ...
Yalçin Fatih - - 2010
Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy is a relatively newly described acute and reversible left ventricular (LV) dysfunction triggered by emotional stress. The disease is associated with excessive sympathetic stimulation, microvascular dysfunction and abnormal myocardial tissue metabolism. Recently, we have pointed out that tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy may be associated with particular LV features which are ...
Turiel Maurizio - - 2011
Body weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT) assisted with a robotic driven gait orthosis (DGO) is an emerging tool in rehabilitating patients with lost sensorimotor function. Few information about the effects of BWSTT on cardiovascular system are available. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of BWSTT on: ...
Petko Colin - - 2011
There is some evidence that hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) survivors with a larger left ventricular (LV) cavity may have poorer long-term outcome than those with mitral and aortic valve atresia (MA/AA) and negligible LV. A negative impact of the LV remnant on right ventricular (RV) function may contribute to ...
Eshoo Suzanne - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether maximal left atrial (LA) volume and phasic atrial function would be further altered in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) compared with patients with systemic hypertension (HT) with similar left ventricular (LV) mass. LA enlargement on echocardiography has been documented in ...
Akcay Murat - - 2010
It was shown that cardiac function is impaired in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who have severe pulmonary hypertension (PHT). However, no previous reports have evaluated cardiac function in COPD patients before and after medical therapy for acute COPD exacerbation. In this study, we evaluated the cardiac function of ...
Lindqvist Per - - 2010
Long-standing aortic stenosis (AS) causes various degrees of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, which may improve after valve replacement. The aim of this study was to assess the nature of LV subendocardial abnormalities in AS and their response to valve replacement (AVR). We studied 41 consecutive symptomatic patients (age 64 +/- ...
Haghi Dariusch - - 2010
We present the case of a 91-year-old male whose percutaneous aortic valve replacement was complicated by perforation of the left ventricular (LV) apex caused by an extra-stiff guidewire. Although two-dimensional echocardiography was able to demonstrate a small hole at the LV apex and the presence of an LV pseudo-aneurysm, the ...
van Melle Joost P - - 2010
To investigate in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients the value of tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) for an early estimation of the extent of myocardial salvage, left ventricular (LV) remodelling, and residual LV ejection fraction (LVEF). In 50 STEMI patients hospitalized for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), we investigated whether TDI ...
Seo Jeong-Sook - - 2010
We sought to test whether the peak systolic velocity of mitral annular longitudinal movement (S') measured by pulsed tissue Doppler imaging technique is useful to assess global left ventricular (LV) contractility under various LV inotropic conditions, including regional wall motion abnormality. In addition, the accuracy of S' relative to LV ...
Lancellotti Patrizio - - 2010
The present study sought to assess the effect of global left ventricular (LV) afterload on LV myocardial systolic function in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) and preserved LV ejection fraction. We prospectively examined the LV myocardial deformation (i.e. longitudinal, radial, and circumferential) by two-dimensional speckle tracking in 173 patients with ...
Kleemann Thomas - - 2010
The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence of ventricular arrhythmia and clinical outcome in patients receiving a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) depending on the left ventricular (LV) lead position. A total of 187 consecutive patients with advanced heart failure who received a CRT-implantable cardioverter defibrillator were analyzed. ...
Zhou Si-Yuan - - 2010
Evidence is accumulating to support a potentially important role for purinergic (P2X) receptors in heart failure (HF). We tested the hypothesis that a hydrolysis-resistant nucleotide analog with agonist activity at myocardial P2X receptors (P2XRs) improves the systolic HF phenotype in mouse and dog models. We developed a hydrolysis-resistant adenosine monophosphate ...
Schwartzman David - - 2010
Some studies suggest that right ventricular (RV) pacing has an adverse impact on left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), particularly in subjects with preexisting left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, and that direct LV pacing may be relatively protective. Interactions between pacing site and LVEF remain unclear. The purpose of this study was ...
Ristow Bryan B California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94115, USA. - - 2010
Echocardiographic measurements of left ventricular (LV) mass, left atrial (LA) volume, and LV end-systolic volume (ESV) predict heart failure (HF) hospitalization and mortality. Indexing measurements by body size is thought to establish limits of normality among individuals varying in body habitus. The American Society of Echocardiography recommends dividing measurements by ...
Jain Aditya A Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, - - 2010
Although arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) predominantly affects the right ventricle (RV), genetic/molecular and histological changes are biventricular. Regional left ventricular (LV) function has not been systematically studied in ARVD. The study population included 21 patients with suspected ARVD who underwent evaluation with MRI including tagging. Eleven healthy volunteers served ...
Vogel M - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: In patients with a left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), the left ventricle (LV) is often compressed and smaller than normal. The objective of this study was to investigate whether small left heart dimensions prenatally normalize after birth in patients with CDH, or whether prenatal indices of left heart size ...
Bakalli Aurora - - 2010
Patients with dilated cardiomyopathy are considered a high risk group for left ventricular (LV) thrombus formation. However, the left atrial appendage (LAA) might be an additional site for thrombus formation in this patient group. We evaluated the association between LV size and left atrium/LAA size and determined the incidence of ...
Ashraf Muhammad - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To compute left ventricular (LV) twist from 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiography. BACKGROUND: LV twist is a sensitive index of cardiac performance. Conventional 2-dimensional based methods of computing LV twist are cumbersome and subject to errors. METHODS: We studied 10 adult open-chest pigs. The pre-load to the heart was altered by ...
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