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Sleeper Meg M MM Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - - 2014
Objective-To determine whether echocardiographic variables differed between successful (elite) and less successful (nonelite) Arabian endurance horses. Animals-34 Arabian horses that competed in endurance racing. Procedures-Horses were assigned to either an elite or nonelite group on the basis of results of a previous competition, and a standardized echocardiographic examination was performed ...
Collerton Joanna - - 2014
Guidelines advocate using B-type natriuretic peptides in the diagnostic work-up of suspected heart failure (HF). Their main role is to limit echocardiography rates by ruling out HF/LV dysfunction where peptide level is low. Recommended rule-out cut points vary between guidelines. The utility of B-type natriuretic peptides in the very old ...
Nazir Sheraz A - - 2014
Microvascular obstruction (MVO) secondary to ischaemic-reperfusion injury is an important but underappreciated determinant of short- and longer-term outcome following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) treatment of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Several small studies have demonstrated a reduction in the degree of MVO utilising a variety of vasoactive agents, with adenosine and ...
Lo Iudice Francesco F Hypertension Research Center and Department of Medical Translational Sciences, Federico II University Hospital, Naples, - - 2014
Type I Gaucher disease (GD1) is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease characterized by multiorgan damage. Left ventricular (LV) involvement has been rarely reported. Accordingly, the aim of the study was to evaluate LV geometry and function in a series of patients with GD1. Eighteen patients with GD1, 18 age- ...
Jain Amish A Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
There is a paucity of echocardiographic data describing right ventricular (RV) dimensions and function in the early transitional newborn period. Fifty healthy term newborns underwent serial echocardiography at a mean of 15 ± 2 and 35 ± 2 hours of age. RV dimensions and functional indices were measured as recommended in the American Society of ...
Jablonowski Robert R From the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, School of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco, 185 Berry St, Suite 350, Campus Box 0946, San Francisco, CA - - 2014
Purpose To provide proof of concept that expansion of myocardial extracellular volume ( MECV myocardial ECV ), measured at contrast material-enhanced multidetector computed tomography (CT), can be used as a (a) marker for viability based on histologic confirmation and (b) predictor of severity of myocardial injury. Materials and Methods Animals ...
Ding Haiyan H Center for Biomedical Imaging Research, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China; Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, - - 2014
Detecting variations in myocardial water content with T2 mapping is superior to conventional T2 -weighted MRI since quantification enables direct observation of complicated pathology. Most commonly used T2 mapping techniques are limited in achievable spatial and/or temporal resolution, both of which reduce accuracy due to partial-volume averaging and misregistration between ...
Hoonhorst Maurits H W J MH 1De Vogellanden Centre for Rehabilitation, Zwolle, The Netherlands. 2Department of General Practice, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands. 3Department of Neurology, Isala klinieken, Zwolle, The Netherlands 4Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Isala Klinieken, Zwolle, The Netherlands. 5Research Institute MOVE Amsterdam, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Motor evoked potentials (MEPs) and total motor conduction time (TMCT) induced by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) are used to make assumptions about the prognosis of motor outcome after stroke. Understanding the different sources of variability is fundamental to the concept of reliability. Reliability testing of TMS-MEPs and TMCTs within and ...
Nguyen Christopher - - 2014
Despite the established role of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in characterizing chronic myocardial infarction (MI), a significant portion of chronic MI patients are contraindicative for the use of contrast agents. One promising alternative contrast free technique is diffusion weighted CMR (dwCMR), which has been shown ex ...
Balcioğlu Akıf Serhat AS Department of Cardiology, Medical and Research Center of Alanya, Başkent University, Antalya, - - 2014
Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a local source of various hormones, cytokines, and vasoactive substances affecting the myocardium. EAT contains abundant ganglionic plexi that interact with the autonomic nervous system. Evidence of the association between EAT and arrhythmia is limited, with the exception of atrial fibrillation. This study aimed to ...
Liu Y J YJ Department of Ultrasound, Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086, - - 2014
The reperfusion injury that occurs in the early reperfusion often results in myocardial dysfunction. This study evaluated global and regional left ventricular (LV) function using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in a rabbit ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) model with and without ischemic postconditioning (I-PostC). The aim is to investigate the potential benefit of ...
White Steven K SK The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, Institute of Cardiovascular Science, National Institute of Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, University College London, London, United Kingdom; The Heart Hospital, London, United - - 2014
This study aimed to determine whether remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) initiated prior to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) could reduce myocardial infarct (MI) size in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. RIC, using transient limb ischemia and reperfusion, can protect the heart against acute ischemia-reperfusion injury. Whether RIC can ...
Yañez-Rivera Teresa G - - 2014
The amount of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) around the heart has been identified as an independent predictor of coronary artery disease (CAD), potentially through local release of inflammatory cytokines. Ethnic differences have been observed, but no studies have investigated this relationship in the Mexican population. The objective of the present ...
Hayashi Shuji S Ultrasound Examination Center, Tokushima University Hospital, Tokushima, - - 2014
Hypertensive heart disease (HHD) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are the most frequently encountered entities presenting left ventricular hypertrophy in routine echocardiographic examination, and their differentiation is sometimes difficult. Abnormalities in right ventricular (RV) myocardium have been reported frequently in patients with HCM more than in those with HHD. We therefore ...
Hakimelahi Reza R From the Neuroradiology Division and the Stroke Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, - - 2014
Major anterior circulation ischemic strokes caused by occlusion of the distal internal carotid artery or proximal middle cerebral artery or both account for about one third of ischemic strokes with mostly poor outcomes. These strokes are treatable by intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator and endovascular methods. However, dynamics of infarct growth ...
Chan Paul S PS From the Department of Internal Medicine, Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO (P.S.C., P.G.J., S.A.A., J.A.S.); and the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri, Kansas City (P.S.C., S.A.A., J.A.S.). - - 2014
Clinical trials and national performance measures increasingly mandate reporting patients' perspectives of their health status: their symptoms, function, and quality of life. Although the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) is a validated disease-specific health status instrument for coronary artery disease (CAD) with high test-retest reliability, predictive power, and responsiveness, its use ...
Fukamachi Daisuke D Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Nihon University School of - - 2014
Aim: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is implicated in the development of coronary atherosclerosis.We sought to investigate the association between the EAT thickness and presence of multivessel disease (MV) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Methods: We enrolled 45 consecutive patients with AMI who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). ...
Brooks Paul A PA Fetal & Neonatal Cardiology Program, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Women & Children's Health Research, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institutes, and Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, - - 2014
The functionally single fetal right ventricle demonstrates reduced longitudinal relative to circumferential contraction velocities and deformation, a pattern similar to the normal fetal left ventricle. Altered diastolic properties are also present, with greater reliance on atrial contraction for right ventricular filling. It is unknown whether the functionally single left ventricle ...
Driessen M M P MM Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX, Utrecht, the - - 2014
This study is the first to directly compare two widely used real-time 3D echocardiography (RT3DE) methods of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and assess their reproducibility in experienced and less experienced observers. Consecutive patients planned for CMR underwent RT3DE within 8 h of CMR with Philips (volumetric method) and Toshiba Artida ...
Kurata Akira A Department of Radiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, 's-Gravendijkwal 230, Rotterdam, 3015CE, The Netherlands, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to estimate the myocardial area at risk (MAAR) using coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) and Voronoi algorithm-based myocardial segmentation in comparison with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Thirty-four patients with coronary artery disease underwent 128-slice coronary CTA, stress/rest thallium-201 SPECT, and coronary angiography (CAG). ...
Chen Yan Y Cardiology Division, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen and Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, - - 2014
To evaluate left ventricular (LV) function and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in patients with axial SpA in relationship to underlying disease severity. We recruited 104 patients with axial SpA and 50 controls. Detailed transthoracic echocardiography was performed and analysed with two-dimensional speckle tracking strain analysis for systolic function and tissue ...
Goldfarb James W JW Department of Research and Education, Saint Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY, USA; Program in Biomedical Engineering, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine whether healed myocardial infarction alters dynamic contrast-enhancement (DCE) curve shapes as well as late gadolinium-enhancement (LGE). Twenty patients with chronic myocardial infarction underwent MR imaging at 1.5T with blood and myocardial T1 measurements before and after contrast administration for forty minutes. Viable and infarcted myocardial partition coefficients were ...
Lang Sylvie S aINSERM, UMR_S 1136, Institut Pierre Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique bSorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR_S 1136, Institut Pierre Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique, Paris cHôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Le Trait D'Union, centre de soins de l'infection par le VIH, Strasbourg dAPHP, Hôtel Dieu, Unité d'immuno-infectiologie eCentre Médical de l'Institut Pasteur fAPHP, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, service de médecine interne I, Paris gHospices Civils de Lyon, Hôpital de la Croix Rousse, service des maladies infectieuses et tropicales hINSERM, U 1052, Lyon iAPHP, Hôpital Saint-Antoine, service de cardiologie jINSERM, UMR_S 938 kSorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR_S 938, Paris, France. *The full list of FHDH-ANRS CO4 investigators can be found at - - 2014
We examined whether impaired kidney function is an independent risk factor for myocardial infarction in HIV-infected individuals without pre-existing coronary artery disease. The odds ratio for impaired kidney function fell from 1.22 (95% confidence interval 0.90-1.66) to 0.99 (95% confidence interval 0.69-1.41) after adjustment for cardiovascular risk factors and HIV-related ...
Raja Senthil S Departments of aNuclear Medicine & PET bCardiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, - - 2014
Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is the single most important predictor of prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography (ERNV) is considered the most reliable technique for assessing LVEF. Most of these patients undergo two dimensional (2D) echocardiography and myocardial viability ...
Caselli Stefano S Institute of Sports Medicine and Science, Rome, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Identification of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) in young athletes is challenging when left ventricular (LV) wall thickness is between 13 and 15 mm. The aim of this study was to revise the ability of simple echocardiographic and clinical variables for the differential diagnosis of HC versus athlete's heart. Twenty-eight athletes free of ...
Tamura Akira A Department of Cardiology and Clinical Examination, Oita University, Yufu, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Obtaining a right-chest electrocardiogram is essential for diagnosing concomitant right ventricular infarction in patients with inferior wall acute myocardial infarctions. A software program to synthesize right-chest electrocardiographic waveforms from 12-lead electrocardiographic waveforms is available in Japan. However, its reliability has not been fully investigated. Accordingly, the aim of this study ...
Medrano-Gracia Pau - - 2014
Although left ventricular cardiac geometric indices such as size and sphericity characterize adverse remodeling and have prognostic value in symptomatic patients, little is known of shape distributions in subclinical populations. We sought to quantify shape variation across a large number of asymptomatic volunteers, and examine differences among sub-cohorts. An atlas ...
Khan Abdur Rahman AR Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, - - 2014
Evidence suggests that ischemic postconditioning (IPoC) may reduce the extent of reperfusion injury. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, which compared the role of IPoC during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to PCI alone (control group) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Several databases were searched, which yielded 19 ...
Patel Ketul V KV Department of Radiology, King's College Hospital, King's College London, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS - - 2014
Segmental testicular infarction is a rare cause of acute scrotal pain. The appearances on grey-scale sonography are often indistinguishable from that of a testicular tumour, resulting in unnecessary orchiectomy. We report a case of acute bilateral testicular infarction, of unknown etiology, which was conservatively managed to resolution following a confident ...
Sardi Gabriel L GL Interventional Cardiology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, - - 2014
The study aimed to determine if utilization of the CodeHeart application (CHap) reduces door-to-balloon (DTB) times of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. A pre-hospital electrocardiogram improves the management of patients with STEMI. Current telecommunication systems do not permit real-time interaction with the initial care providers. Our institution developed a ...
Abdelnoor M M Centre of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, Norway ; Centre of Clinical Heart Research, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, - - 2014
We aimed to summarize the evidence from randomized clinical trials studies examining the efficacy of ischemic postconditioning (IPost) in ST-elevation myocardial infarction. The study was a systematic review and critical appraisal, with meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. We searched the literature. A total of 21 randomized clinical trials were identified. ...
Zhang Shuai S Department of Radiology, National Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, - - 2014
To determine whether 3.0-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could assess right ventricular (RV) function in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), and if this assessment is correlated with the New York Heart Function Assessment (NYHA) classification. Forty-six patients with HCM and 23 normal individuals were recruited. Left and right ventricular function ...
Narayanan Kumar K Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (K.N., K.R., C.T., A.U.E., H.C., - - 2014
Left ventricular (LV) diameter is routinely measured on the echocardiogram but has not been jointly evaluated with the ejection fraction (EF) for risk stratification of sudden cardiac death (SCD). From a large ongoing community-based study of SCD (The Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study; population ≈1 million), SCD cases were compared ...
Feng Yuanbo Y Yuanbo Feng, Feng Chen, Jie Yu, Marlein Miranda Cona, Yicheng Ni, Theragnostic Laboratory, Department of Imaging and Pathology, Biomedical Sciences Group, 3000 KU Leuven, - - 2013
To develop a method for studying myocardial area at risk (AAR) in ischemic heart disease in correlation with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI). Nine rabbits were anesthetized, intubated and subjected to occlusion and reperfusion of the left circumflex coronary artery (LCx) to induce myocardial infarction (MI). ECG-triggered cMRI with delayed ...
Harada Mana - - 2013
Thrombolytic therapy for coronary aneurysm thrombosis of Kawasaki disease (KD) employs antiplatelet and anticoagulants, intravenous coronary thrombolysis (IVCT), and intracoronary thrombolysis (ICT). Therapeutic methods, drugs and doses vary among medical facilities. We conducted a nationwide survey of thrombolytic therapy under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare ...
Kotani Yasuhiro - - 2013
There are a wide variety of reported techniques with few comparative trials and no current data available by which surgeons can compare their myopreservation strategies across the specialty. We therefore surveyed congenital heart surgeons to develop a profile of current practice. One hundred twenty-two members of the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society were ...
Russo Juan J - - 2013
Data suggest that there is a variable use of thrombectomy during primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PPCI). We sought to evaluate practices during PPCI for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), including the use of aspiration thrombectomy, and to determine the feasibility of conducting a definitive aspiration thrombectomy trial. A 27-item online survey ...
Lip Gregory Y H - - 2013
The purpose of this EP wire survey was to assess clinical practice in relation to the use of left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) devices for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) among members of the European Heart Rhythm Association research network. The average number of performed LAAO was 10.6 per ...
Bhalala Utpal S - - 2012
Near-infrared spectroscopy correlation with low cardiac output has not been validated. Our objective was to determine role of splanchnic and/or renal oxygenation monitoring using near-infrared spectroscopy for detection of low cardiac output in children after surgery for congenital heart defects. Prospective observational study. Pediatric intensive care unit of a tertiary ...
Lin Chien-Jung - - 2012
Heart malformations are common congenital defects in humans. Many congenital heart defects involve anomalies in cardiac septation or valve development, and understanding the developmental mechanisms that underlie the formation of cardiac septal and valvular tissues thus has important implications for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of congenital heart disease. The ...
Hasegawa Tomomi - - 2012
Postoperative junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) in children undergoing cardiac surgery is a serious arrhythmia that is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. We present here a case of successful landiolol therapy for postoperative JET in a 3-month-old infant who underwent ventricular septal defect closure and right pulmonary artery plasty. His ...
Saedi Sedigheh - - 2012
Left ventricular diverticula are congenital anomalies and are not as rare as previously thought. In adults, cardiac diverticula are generally accidental findings during imaging modalities, but concomitant disorders might frequently coexist. The pathophysiology, management, prognosis, and natural history of cardiac diverticula remain poorly understood and controversial. Definite diagnosis is often ...
Sayfo Sameh - - 2012
Abstract  Ventricular septal rupture (VSR) complicates acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in less than 0.2% of cases and is usually surgically managed by endocardial patch repair with infarct exclusion. Although successful in 80% of cases, failure of patch repair (often because of patch dehiscence) results in attempts at percutaneous closure as ...
Kim Ho Jin - - 2012
Left ventricle volume is a factor in determining the type of surgical treatment in patients with a hypoplastic left ventricle. The volume of the hypoplastic left ventricle can be measured by echocardiography and cardiac MRI. In an infant with congenital heart disease and a small left ventricle, cardiac CT was ...
Lin Ching-Hsiang - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: Electrocardiography (ECG) is a useful tool for detecting ischemic heart disease. However, it has been pointed out that those ECG abnormalities resembling myocardial ischemia may be induced by extracardiac factors. We describe a 44-year-old man in whom a colonic tube was used for esophageal reconstruction via the anterior mediastinum ...
Tandon Panna - - 2012
During embryogenesis, the heart is one of the first organs to develop. Its formation requires a complex combination of migration of cardiac precursors to the ventral midline coupled with the fusion of these cardiogenic fields and subsequent cellular reorganization to form a linear heart tube. A finely controlled choreography of ...
Di Girolamo N - - 2012
A four-year-old, castrated male ferret (Mustela putorius furo) was evaluated because of a one-year history of sporadic cough. On physical examination a grade 5 of 6 holosystolic murmur was audible over the right apex of the heart. Radiographic findings included the presence of air bronchograms in apical lobes accompanied by ...
O'Neill Ailbhe C - - 2012
Ebstein's anomaly (EA) is a rare cardiac congenital malformation with displacement of septal and posterior tricuspid leaflets, resulting in atrialization of the right ventricle. We report a case of EA in which the etiology of a malfunctioning prosthetic tricuspid valve is depicted on cardiac computed tomography to be as a ...
Kutty Shelby - - 2012
Atrioventricular septal defects comprise a disease spectrum characterized by deficient atrioventricular septation, with several common features seen in all affected hearts and variability in atrioventricular valve morphology and interatrial and interventricular communications. Atrioventricular septal defects are among the more common defects encountered by pediatric cardiologists and echocardiographers. Despite advances in ...
Chugh Aman - - 2012
Intra-Atrial Conduction Block. A 42-year-old woman with a history of cardiomyopathy and multiple ablation procedures for atrial tachycardia developed intra-atrial conduction block that mimicked atrioventricular (AV) nodal block during radiofrequency ablation at the cavotricuspid isthmus. She was treated with atrial pacing (from the coronary sinus), which overcame intra-atrial conduction block ...
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