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Fertin Marie - - 2010
Left ventricular (LV) remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI) indicates a high risk of heart failure and death. However, LV remodeling is difficult to predict, and limited information is available on the association of cardiac biomarkers with LV remodeling. Our aim was to study the association of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), ...
Kırış Abdulkadir - - 2010
Hyperthyroidism causes a variety of adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. Left ventricular (LV) asynchrony is defined as loss of the simultaneous peak contraction of corresponding cardiac segments. The aim of this study was to assess systolic asynchrony in patients with overt hyperthyroidism. Asynchrony was evaluated in 27 patients with ...
Guan Zhiqiang - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between left atrial (LA) myocardial function and left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction in subjects with preserved LV ejection fraction (LVEF). The study included a group of 118 hypertensive patients and normal subjects. LV diastolic dysfunction was classified into 4 groups: ...
Yi Na - - 2010
To evaluate the distribution characteristics of left ventricular systolic dyssynchrony (LV-SD) in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and normal QRS wave width, by pulsed-wave Doppler tissue imaging (PW-DTI), and study its relation with left ventricular systolic function, ventricular remodeling, and functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). The time ...
Dogan Halil - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to determine the independent predictors of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) and to assess the relationship between RV ejection fraction (EF) and PE load. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Breath-hold CT of the chest was performed for 64 patients ...
Riedle Nina - - 2010
To determine whether quantification of myocardial blush grade (MBG) during cardiac catheterization can aid the determination of follow-up left ventricular (LV)-function in patients with ST-elevation and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI and NSTEMI). We prospectively examined patients with first STEMI (n = 46) and NSTEMI (n = 49). ECG-gated angiographic series ...
Lancaster Jordan - - 2010
This study examines a viable biodegradable three-dimensional fibroblast construct (3DFC) in a model of chronic heart failure. The viable fibroblasts, cultured on a vicryl mesh, secrete growth factors that stimulate angiogenesis. We ligated the left coronary artery of male Sprague-Dawley rats, implanted the 3DFC 3 weeks after myocardial infarction and ...
Lin Jih-Min - - 2010
Right ventricle (RV) apical pacing is associated with increased incidence of heart failure due to left ventricle (LV) desynchronization. We aim to investigate extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling of the LV in dogs with atria-sensed RV apical pacing. Dogs with pacemakers underwent AV nodal ablation. After 12 weeks of atria-sensed obligatory ...
Wachtell Kristian - - 2010
Patients with hypertension and left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy commonly have impaired diastolic filling. However, it remains unknown whether changes in LV diastolic filling variables are associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In this study, 778 patients with hypertension with electrocardiographic LV hypertrophy who underwent echocardiography at baseline and annually thereafter ...
Matthews G D K GD Physiological Laboratory, University of Cambridge, - - 2010
clinical observations suggest that alternans in action potential (AP) characteristics presages breakdown of normal ordered cardiac electrical activity culminating in ventricular arrhythmogenesis. We compared such temporal nonuniformities in monophasic action potential (MAP) waveforms in left (LV) and right ventricular (RV) epicardia and endocardia of Langendorff-perfused murine wild-type (WT), and Scn5a(+/-) ...
Martin Claire A CA Physiological Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Downing Site, Cambridge, United Kingdom. - - 2010
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is associated with loss of Na(+) channel function and increased risks of a ventricular tachycardia exacerbated by flecainide but reduced by quinidine. Previous studies in nongenetic models have implicated both altered conduction times and repolarization gradients in this arrhythmogenicity. We compared activation latencies and spatial differences in ...
Lu Zhongbing Z Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, - - 2010
Mitochondria are a principal site for generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the heart. Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma coactivator 1 alpha (PGC-1 alpha) plays an important role in regulating mitochondrial biogenesis and myocardial metabolism, but whether PGC-1 alpha can simultaneously upregulate myocardial mitochondrial antioxidants has not been studied. ...
Lam Carolyn S P CS National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mt Wayte Ave, Framingham, MA 01702, - - 2010
Data regarding the familial aggregation of left ventricular (LV) geometry and its relations to parental heart failure (HF) are limited. We evaluated concordance of LV geometry within 1093 nuclear families in 5758 participants of the original (parents) (n=2351) and offspring (n=3407) cohorts of the Framingham Heart Study undergoing routine echocardiography ...
Paslawska Urszula - - 2011
There are few experimental models of heart failure (HF) in large animals, despite structural and functional similarities to human myocardium. We have developed a porcine model of chronic tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. Homogenous siblings of White Large breed swine (n=6) underwent continuous right ventricular (RV) pacing at 170bpm; 2 subjects served as ...
Bloechlinger Stefan - - 2011
To describe the mechanics and possible clinical importance of left ventricular (LV) rotation, exemplify techniques to quantify LV rotation and illustrate the temporal relationship of cardiac pressures, electrocardiogram and LV rotation. Review of the literature combined with selected examples of echocardiographic measurements. Rotation of the left ventricle around its longitudinal ...
Cho Sang-Ho - - 2010
Aortic valve replacement (AVR) improves left ventricular (LV) systolic function in patients with chronic aortic regurgitation (AR). The objective of this study is to determine predictors for normalization of impaired LV systolic function after valve replacement for chronic AR. Between 1997 and 2007, 171 patients underwent AVR for severe chronic ...
Koh C - - 2010
Disruption of the myocardial architecture in left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) may alter myocardial deformation. We evaluated LV myocardial deformation and tested the hypothesis that tight systolic-diastolic coupling occurs in LVNC. Longitudinal and circumferential strain and strain rates (SRs) as determined by speckle tracking echocardiography in nine children aged 5.6 ± 5.5 years was ...
Ganame Javier - - 2011
To describe the time course of myocardial infarct (MI) healing and left ventricular (LV) remodelling and to assess factors predicting LV remodelling using cardiac MRI. In 58 successfully reperfused MI patients, MRI was performed at baseline, 4 months (4M), and 1 year (1Y) post MI RESULTS: Infarct size decreased between baseline and ...
Beitnes Jan Otto - - 2011
To clarify long-term changes in global, regional, and diastolic left ventricular (LV) function after intracoronary injection of autologous mononuclear bone marrow cells (mBMCs) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In the Autologous Stem cell Transplantation in Acute Myocardial Infarction (ASTAMI) study, 100 patients with anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction and percutaneous coronary ...
D'Andrea Antonello - - 2011
To test whether two-dimensional longitudinal strain (2DSE) performed after revascularization by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) could predict left ventricular (LV) remodeling in patients with recent non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). In 70 patients (62.7±8.7years) with recent NSTEMI (between 72hours and 14days), undergoing coronary angiography for recurrent angina, myocardial deformation parameters ...
Takeda Koji - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Restrictive mitral annuloplasty (RMA) often leads to reverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling in patients with advanced cardiomyopathy and functional mitral regurgitation. However, the mechanism responsible for its favorable effects on LV ejection performance has been poorly understood. We evaluated systolic wall stress using cineangiographic multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and ...
Vizzardi Enrico - - 2010
The beneficial effects of spironolactone in chronic heart failure (HF) have been demonstrated in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III to IV HF. This study examined the effect of spironolactone on left ventricular (LV) function and functional capacity of patients with mild to moderate HF (NYHA class ...
Munk Kim - - 2010
we have found that remote ischemic conditioning (rIC), adjunctive to primary angioplasty, increases myocardial salvage in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and extensive myocardial area at risk (AAR). The present substudy aimed to evaluate the short-term effects of rIC on left ventricular (LV) function. patients with a first ...
Fernández-Golfín Covadonga - - 2011
Functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) is frequent in left ventricular (LV) dilatation/dysfunction. Echocardiographic predictors of FMR are known. However, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) predictors of FMR have not been fully addressed. The aim of the study was to evaluate CMR mitral valve (MV) parameters associated with FMR in ischemic and non ...
Tatsumi Kazuhiro - - 2010
left ventricular (LV) remodeling can increase tethering force to mitral valve and functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). Because the relationship between FMR and regional myocardial function has not been quantitatively evaluated, we conducted a quantitative investigation of this association. the effective regurgitant orifice (ERO) of FMR in 51 patients with depressed ...
Andrade José - - 2011
left ventricular (LV) twist is the result of clockwise rotation of the base and counterclockwise rotation of the apex. The aims of this study were to investigate the feasibility of the three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (3DSTE) to assess LV twist values and compare the data measured by two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2DSTE) ...
Enache Roxana - - 2010
Although the guidelines consider severe left ventricular (LV) dilatation a class IIaC indication for surgery in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic regurgitation (AR) and normal LV function, the optimal management remains controversial. We aimed to assess the LV enlargement, hypertrophy and function, and the outcomes in these patients by the ...
Mignot Aude - - 2010
The risk stratification of patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction can be performed using echocardiographic parameters such as the ejection fraction (EF). Recently, new technologies based on deformation measurements have been shown to identify early myocardial dysfunction before EF decrease. Consequently, tools such as two-dimensional strain have been incorporated into ...
Traverse Jay H - - 2010
Initial clinical trials from Europe have demonstrated that the administration of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMCs) may improve left ventricular (LV) function in patients following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, results from trials performed in the United States have not yet been presented. We developed a phase 1, randomized, placebo-controlled, ...
Matsuzaki Kanji K Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, - - 2010
The efficacy of annuloplasty for ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) has been difficult to establish. Using an established ovine model of IMR, we tested the ability of ring annuloplasty to durably relieve IMR and reverse or limit progression of left ventricular (LV) remodeling during a clinically relevant follow-up period. A posterolateral ...
Berkowitz Robert - - 2010
Pulmonary hypertension, which may lead to right ventricular (RV) failure, increases with left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction severity. The prevalence and determinants of RV failure were analyzed in 120 patients admitted with acute left heart (LH) failure. Patients were divided into RV failure (n=50) and non-RV failure (n=70) groups. The ...
Bordachar Pierre - - 2010
Biventricular resynchronization, a therapy recommended for patients presenting with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and ventricular dyssynchrony, requires the implantation of an LV lead, usually placed in a lateral or posterolateral tributary of the coronary sinus. Despite important progress made in the development of dedicated instrumentation, the procedure remains sometimes challenging ...
Kim Jae Hoon - - 2010
Few studies have assessed left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony in cases of diastolic dysfunction that do not include overt symptoms of heart failure. We hypothesized that systolic or diastolic dyssynchrony involves unique features with respect to the degree of diastolic impairment in isolated diastolic dysfunction. We examined 105 subjects with no ...
Kim Song Soo - - 2010
To evaluate the agreement between dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) and two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2D-TTE) with respect to the assessment of global left ventricular (LV) function in patients with severe arrhythmia. With 2D-TTE serving as the reference method, we performed both DSCT and 2D-TTE, at an interval of less than 2 days, ...
Venable Paul W PW Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-5000, - - 2010
Long-duration ventricular fibrillation (LDVF) in the globally ischemic heart is a common setting of cardiac arrest. Electrical heterogeneities during LDVF may affect outcomes of defibrillation and resuscitation. Previous studies in large mammalian hearts have investigated the role of Purkinje fibers and electrophysiological gradients between the endocardium (Endo) and epicardium (Epi). ...
Gargne O - - 2012
Cardiac changes induced by repeated breath-hold diving were investigated after a fish-catching diving competition. Eleven healthy subjects carried out repeated breath-hold dives at a mean maximal depth of 20 ± 2.7 msw (66 ± 9 fsw) during 5 h. One hour after the competition, the body mass loss was -1.7 ...
Roşca Monica - - 2010
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) represents a generalized myopathic process affecting both ventricular and atrial myocardium. We aimed to assess left atrial (LA) function by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography and its relation with left ventricular (LV) function and clinical status in patients with HCM. We prospectively enrolled 37 consecutive patients with HCM ...
Kono Mihoko - - 2010
Regional left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction has been identified in diastolic heart failure (DHF). However, the relationship between regional or global LV systolic function and heart failure symptoms in DHF has not been evaluated in detail. The present study evaluates such relationships in patients with systemic hypertension (HT) and DHF. ...
Cioffi Giovanni - - 2011
Objectives In patients with aortic stenosis (AS) left ventricular (LV) myocardial growth may exceed individual needs to compensate LV haemodynamic load leading to inappropriately high LV mass (iLVM), a condition at high risk of adverse cardiovascular events. The prognostic impact of iLVM was determined in 218 patients with asymptomatic severe ...
Yilmaz Ali - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) represents the gold standard for diagnosing myocarditis and nonischemic cardiomyopathies. This study focuses on the risk of complications and the respective diagnostic performance of left ventricular (LV), right ventricular (RV), or biventricular EMB in patients with suspected myocarditis and/or cardiomyopathy of unknown origin. METHODS AND RESULTS: ...
Jang Jeong Yoon - - 2010
The relation between remodeling and left ventricular (LV) torsion has not yet been fully investigated. The aim of this study was to determine whether LV torsion assessed by speckle tracking imaging can predict progressive LV dilation after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). From January 2006 through June 2008, 91 patients with ...
Webb Ian G - - 2010
Phosphorylation and inactivation of glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK-3) is observed in the failing heart induced by chronic pharmacological stress and aortic banding. Constitutive kinase activity attenuates pathological remodelling, suggesting an obligatory role in stress signalling. However, this has been challenged by recent data whereby conditional GSK-3β deletion has been ...
de Graaf Fleur R - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the prognostic value of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTA)-derived left ventricular (LV) function analysis and to assess its incremental prognostic value over the detection of significant stenosis using CTA. In 728 patients (400 males, mean age 55 ± 12 years) with known ...
Duncan Alison M - - 2011
To determine extent to which 12-lead ECG QRS duration (QRSd) reflects ventricular activation duration compared with time relations from unpaced ventricular myograms in cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) patients. Left (LV) and right ventricular (RV) myograms were recorded during spontaneous rhythm from in-situ pacemaker leads in 77 patients receiving CRT; 14 ...
Yamada Takumi - - 2010
We report the features of focal ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) arising from the left ventricle (LV) adjacent to the membranous septum. We studied eight patients (five men, 65 ± 10 years) with (n = 2) or without structural heart disease (n = 6) who had ventricular tachycardia (n = 4) or ...
Leonardi Benedetta - - 2010
We sought to determine if changes in myocardial physical properties, detected by ultrasound tissue characterization (UTC), are present in asymptomatic children years after an acute episode of Kawasaki disease (KD) and if such changes are related to coronary artery aneurysms (CAs). Myocardial UTC analysis was performed 4.8 + or - ...
Wijnmaalen Adrianus P - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Improvement of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) after radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) has been reported. However, most patients with frequent PVCs have a normal LVEF. In these patients subtle and early forms of PVC-induced left and right ventricular (RV) impairment may not be ...
Mann Douglas L - - 2010
The insight that decreases in left ventricular (LV) volume and mass occur secondary to the recovery of the myocardium at the cellular and molecular level has engendered a wider appreciation of the importance of LV remodelling as a mechanism for worsening heart failure. Despite these recent insights into the recognition ...
Raizada Veena - - 2010
Previous studies have shown that the assessment of Doppler mitral flow velocity (DMFV) curves can be used to predict prognosis owing to left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction in certain specific diseases. Our aim was to study whether the prognostic value of DMFV curves is affected by the many end-stage renal ...
Ito Yoshitaka - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Left ventricular (LV) remodeling after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with a poor prognosis and an impaired quality of life. We have shown earlier that low-energy extracorporeal cardiac shock wave (SW) therapy improves chronic myocardial ischemia in pigs and humans and also ameliorates LV remodeling in a pig ...
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