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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 - - 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 - - 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 ...
French Christopher J - - 2010
We previously observed gross hemorrhage in plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 (PAI-1) knockout (PKO) mice with induced myocardial infarction (MI). We hypothesized that it reflected degradation of vessels - a phenomenon we termed vascular rhexis. Accordingly, in the present study we characterized vascular rhexis in C57BL6 mice. MI was induced in ...
Sheu Jiunn-Jye - - 2010
BACKGROUND: We tested whether shock wave (SW) offers additional benefits in improving left ventricular (LV) function after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in rabbits receiving SW-treated autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMDMNCs) transplantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Saline (750 microL; group 2), BMDMNCs (1.0 x 10(7); group 3), or preimplant SW-treated BMDMNCs ...
Kuklinska Agnieszka M - - 2010
To date, only animal studies have been concerned with apelin involvement in acute myocardial ischemia. The aim of this study was to investigate apelin measurements in low-risk patients with first ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and to assess if apelin may feature as a marker of left ventricular (LV) injury and ...
Yan Guo-Hui - - 2010
We sought to determine whether inter- or intra-ventricular systolic dyssynchrony contributes to the occurrence of elevated pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). One hundred and fifty-three consecutive CAD patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF >40%) were enrolled. Detailed echocardiography was performed to ...
Sommer Anders - - 2010
To examine left ventricular (LV) longitudinal systolic myocardial function in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) before and after transcoronary ablation of septal hypertrophy (TASH). Twenty-three of 39 consecutive patients with HOCM had serial two-dimensional (2D) echocardiograms available for speckle tracking analyses before and up to 36 months after TASH. ...
Naya Masanao - - 2010
The relationship between myocardial oxidative metabolism and pressure overload in aortic valve stenosis (AS) is not fully elucidated. We identified the determinants of myocardial oxidative metabolism by measuring its changes after aortic valve replacement (AVR) in patients with AS. Myocardial 11C-acetate clearance rate constant (Kmono), an index of oxidative metabolism, ...
van der Pal Helena J - - 2010
Childhood cancer survivors (CCSs) have an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the prevalence and determinants of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in a large cohort of long-term CCSs treated with different potentially cardiotoxic therapies. The study cohort consisted of all adult 5-year CCSs who were treated with potentially ...
Carerj Scipione - - 2010
This multicenter study consisted of echocardiographic examination of subjects with stage A heart failure (HF) with cardiovascular risk factors and normal electrocardiogram and clinical examination results to (a) define whether stage A subjects with risk factors are really free of functional or structural cardiac abnormalities and (b) assess the impact ...
AlJaroudi Wael - - 2010
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). While left ventricular (LV) perfusion pattern and ejection fraction (EF) are important determinant of outcome, the prognostic importance of LV dyssynchrony, which can also be assessed by gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), has not ...
Bertini Matteo - - 2010
The analysis of left ventricular (LV) mechanics provides novel insights into the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on LV performance. Currently, advances in speckle-tracking echocardiographic analysis have permitted the characterization of subendocardial and subepicardial LV twist. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the acute ...
van der Hulst Annelies E - - 2010
In patients with corrected tetralogy of Fallot (cToF), left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is closely related to right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, indicating adverse ventricular-ventricular interactions. However, the mechanism that links RV dysfunction to LV dysfunction remains unclear. In this prospective study, 32 patients with cToF and 19 controls were enrolled. With ...
Zanotti Cavazzoni Sergio L - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Myocardial dysfunction in sepsis may be associated with changes in left ventricular (LV) size. The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of myocardial dysfunction and changes in LV diameter on hemodynamics and survival in a murine model of sepsis. METHODS: C57Bl/6 mice (N = 30) were ...
Farah Maria Cecília Knoll - - 2010
Twenty-three patients (median age 23 months) who underwent Fallot's tetralogy repair were investigated prospectively to detect a possible association between histopathologic myocardial remodeling and echocardiographic findings of systolic or diastolic ventricular dysfunction. Intraoperatively resected infundibular bands and subendocardial biopsy samples from the right ventricle (RV) and left ventricle were obtained ...
Innocenti Francesca - - 2010
We compared left ventricular (LV) remodeling following a first time acute anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (aSTEMI) treated with primary coronary intervention (pPCI) in different age groups. A total of 116 patients, 61 aged <65 and 55 aged >or=65 years, who survived after a recent aSTEMI treated with pPCI, underwent dobutamine ...
Bevan Adam K - - 2010
Proximal spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a debilitating neurological disease marked by isolated lower motor neuron death and subsequent atrophy of skeletal muscle. Historically, SMA pathology was thought to be limited to lower motor neurons and the skeletal muscles they control, yet there are several reports describing the coincidence of ...
Olivotto Iacopo - - 2010
In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the clinical significance attributable to the broad range of left ventricular (LV) systolic function, assessed as the ejection fraction (EF), is incompletely resolved. We evaluated the EF using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in a large cohort of patients with HCM with respect to the clinical ...
Chow Pak-Cheong - - 2011
We tested the hypothesis that diastolic ventricular interaction occurs after atrial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and that subpulmonary LV diastolic function is influenced by septal geometry. Twenty-nine patients (male 19) after atrial switch operation for TGA aged 20.8±4.1years and 27 healthy controls were studied. Two-dimensional ...
Grenacher Patrizia A - - 2010
To study the applicability of anatomical M-mode (AMM) for assessment of left ventricular (LV) size and function in horses, evaluate agreement with conventional M-mode (CMM), determine reliability, and establish reference intervals for AMM measurements. 98 horses; 13.1 +/- 5.6 years; 538 +/- 78 kg. Two-dimensional and M-mode recordings were analyzed ...
Bilge Ahmet Kaya - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Iron-mediated cardiomyopathy is the main cause of death in thalassemia patients. Early detection of cardiac abnormalities is important as aggressive chelation therapy may improve prognosis in these patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate left ventricular (LV) functions by tissue velocity imaging (TVI) and strain imaging (SI) ...
Chockalingam Anand - - 2010
Acute left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is common in the critical care setting and more frequently affects the elderly and patients with comorbidities. Because of increased mortality and the potential for significant improvement with early revascularization, the practitioner must first consider acute coronary syndrome. However, variants of stress (takotsubo) cardiomyopathy may ...
Takamura Takeshi - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to noninvasively quantify global left ventricular (LV) contraction and relaxation, and to investigate their relationship in normal, hypertrophic, and failing myocardium. METHODS: Fifty patients with hypertensive LV hypertrophy (LVH) (LVH group), 50 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) (DCM group), and 50 normal subjects ...
Zheng Minjuan - - 2010
Loss of synchronous contraction between or within the right and left ventricle (RV, LV) leads to adverse ventricular function. We used real time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) for evaluation of severity of interventricular dyssynchrony and function in a porcine heart model. Six fresh in vitro porcine hearts were used to create ...
Abdulrahman Randa M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Subclinical hyperthyroidism is associated with cardiovascular morbidity. Recent advances in echocardiography imaging have allowed sophisticated evaluation of myocardial tissue properties. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the myocardial effects of long-term exogenous subclinical hyperthyroidism using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography imaging (2D-STE). DESIGN: Prospective, single-blinded, placebo-controlled randomized trial of 6 months duration with ...
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