AI firm Bay Labs touts upcoming ACC 2019 studies

Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Bay Labs is touting two studies...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Bay Labs, Edwards collaborate on AI for heart imaging Bay Labs: AI software less variable than doctors for EF Bay Labs wins FDA nod for AI echocardiography software AI firm Bay Labs nets $5.5M in financing
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Conclusions: TSP using an RF needle is an effective technique, also in congenital patients with artificial patch material and in normal patients with multiple previous TSPs. Moreover, the RF needle tip visualization on EAM allows a low (or even zero) fluoroscopy approach. PMID: 32655947 [PubMed]
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research
We read with interest the research by Punnoose et al1 published in The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation regarding pregnancy outcomes in heart transplant recipients using data from the Transplant Pregnancy Registry International (TPR). The authors report maternal and fetal outcomes in 91 heart transplant recipients with 157 pregnancies between 1987 and 2016. Notably, 20% of pregnancies had exposure to mycophenolic acid (MPA) at the time of conception despite known teratogenicity associated with MPA use.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Comments and Opinions Source Type: research
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is a key clinical and research tool in lung transplantation (LTx). However, BAL collection and processing are not standardized across LTx centers. This ISHLT-supported consensus document on BAL standardization aims to clarify definitions and propose common approaches to improve clinical and research practice standards. Nine areas are covered: 1) bronchoscopy procedure and BAL collection, 2) sample handling, 3) sample processing for microbiology, 4) cytology, 5) research and 6) microbiome, 7) sample inventory/tracking, 8) donor bronchoscopy and 9) pediatric considerations.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Joseph Woo The genetic mechanisms underlying aortic stenosis (AS) and aortic insufficiency (AI) disease progression remain unclear. We hypothesized that normal aortic valves and those with AS or AI all exhibit unique transcriptional profiles. Normal control (NC) aortic valves were collected from non-matched donor hearts that were otherwise acceptable for transplantation (n = 5). Valves with AS or AI (n = 5, each) were collected from patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement. High-throughput sequencing of total RNA revealed 6438 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) for AS vs. NC, 4994 DEGs for AI vs. NC, a...
Source: Genes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewThe goal of this review is to evaluate the interface between cardiogenic shock management and advanced heart failure therapy deployment.Recent findingsCardiogenic shock is an emergency, and rapid recognition should be the first step in management. Although early revascularization and mechanical support promote heart recovery, persistent severe cardiac dysfunction leading to inability to wean hemodynamic support happens in a majority of patients. A shock team approach to cardiogenic shock management has resulted in improved patient outcomes. The timely intervention of the advanced heart failure team...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractOwing to shortage of donor hearts, the ventricular assist device is used as a bridging therapy to heart transplantation. However, thrombus formation is a critical complication during ventricular assist device circulatory support that might result in ischemic infarction of end organs. Here, we report a patient diagnosed with decompensated dilated cardiomyopathy and cardiogenic shock who underwent emergent extracorporeal life support, and subsequent temporary bilateral ventricular assistance with the CentriMag device (Levitronix LLC, Waltham, MA). Daily transthoracic echocardiography did not detect any thrombus forma...
Source: Journal of Artificial Organs - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: Prophylactic ligature of high-flow AV fistulas after kidney transplantation can avoid high-output heart failure, and a more liberal approach to close AV fistulas might be justified.Am J Nephrol
Source: American Journal of Nephrology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Many patients are intimidated by the idea of doing IVF .It ’s not just that it's an expensive treatment , or that the success rate is not 100-percent . The mental block seems to be that it’s artificial and very complicated . They are not sure what the effects of “pumping their bodies with hormones” will be, and have heard lots of horror stories abou t complications , such as multiple pregnancies or hyperstimulation .This is why it ’s so important that you understand exactly what's involved in an IVF Cycle before starting your treatment, so that you get the best possible treatment .The best met...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) Muscle physiologist Ned Debold and colleagues at UMass Amherst sought an alternative energy source to replace the body's usual one, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Such a source could control muscle activity, and might lead to new muscle spasm-calming treatments in cerebral palsy, for example, or activate or enhance skeletal muscle function in MS, ALS and chronic heart failure. They report this month that they have made a series of synthetic compounds to serve as alternative energy sources for the muscle protein myosin.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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