Researchers test new ultrasound method for heart disease

Researchers from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville have published...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASE offers TEE guidelines for congenital heart disease 4D flow MRI, 3D printing improve congenital heart surgery 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost 3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease 3T MRI could become routine for fetal anomalies
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With the increasing frequency of catheter-based interventions in congenital heart disease and structural heart disease, the use of fusion imaging has become a major enhancement for understanding complex anatomy and facilitating key steps in interventional procedures. Because transesophageal echocardiography and fluoroscopy are displayed in different visual perspectives, the interventional cardiologist  must mentally reregister the images from the two modalities during the procedure. Echocardiography-fluoroscopy fusion (EFF) imaging displays the x-ray and ultrasound overlay images in the same visual perspective.
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
We describe the clinical features of a four-year-old male child with a 139 kb deletion at 7p22.3 involving SNX8 gene, inherited from a mosaic mother. The same deletion is also present in the fetus on the ongoing third pregnancy of the couple with normal fetal ultrasound assessment. The proband was prenatally diagnosed with left kidney agenesis. He does not show any congenital heart disease, but mild intellectual disability, learning and language delay, and severe behavioral problems related to the hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive area. These clinical features are also evident in other 7p22 deletions cases involving ...
Source: European Journal of Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Eur J Med Genet Source Type: research
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In this study, we used immunoassays, transmission electron microscopy and cardiac ultrasound to confirm that p27 haploinsufficiency prevents myocardial apoptosis by restoring autophagy protein 5‑mediated autophagy flux in the early stages of MI. The present study provides a novel method for studying MI or ischemic heart disease therapy. PMID: 31485654 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Compared to 6-Fr sheath, 7-Fr sheath did not increase short-term or long-term incidence of RAO after TRI. PMID: 31478556 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cardiology Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewAcute heart failure (AHF) is a common emergency presentation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In the current review, we present the most recent data on the epidemiology of AHF in SSA and discuss recommended approaches to management in resource-limited settings, with a particular focus on primary and secondary facilities (e.g., health centers and district hospitals), where these patients often present.Recent FindingsAHF in SSA is most often due to hypertension, cardiomyopathies, and rheumatic heart disease. The etiology of AHF may be different in rural as compared with urban settings. Diagnostic tools f...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In this study, we compared the types of congenital heart malformation, accompanying diseases and fetal outcomes in the first and second trimesters of pregnancy to clarify the advantage of early screening. From January 2013 to June 2018, 230 fetuses were diagnosed with congenital heart malformations using ultrasound method in Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, and divided into 2 groups:the first trimester fetuses (group A) and the second trimester fetuses (group B). In addition, we collected and organized medical data of 347 cases diagnosed with congenital heart disease during 1998 to 2005 (group C). We compared the s...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Authors: Sengul M, Ekmekci E, Demirel E, Torun R, Kahya Eren N, Kelekci S Abstract Atherosclerosis is a systematic disease affecting all arteries and is the most common cause of mortality. Our aim was to evaluate the predictive value of the presence of uterine arcuate artery calcification (AAC) for coronary heart disease (CHD) in women. Seventy women presenting with angina pectoris or a finding suggestive of cardiac ischaemia in non-invasive tests, scheduled for angiography between June 2014 and July 2015 were recruited in the study. One day before the coroner artery angiography, all of the patients were examined a...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
AbstractCerebrovascular accident due to carotid artery disease is the most common cause of death in developed countries following heart disease and cancer. For a reliable early detection of atherosclerosis, Intima Media Thickness (IMT) measurement and classification are important. A new method for decision support purpose for the classification of IMT was proposed in this study. Ultrasound images are used for IMT measurements. Images are classified and evaluated by experts. This is a manual procedure, so it causes subjectivity and variability in the IMT classification. Instead, this article proposes a methodology based on ...
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
AbstractIt remains to be discovered whether a formula predicting the subglottic transverse diameter measured by ultrasound (SGDformula) for the selection of an appropriate endotracheal tube (ETT) for children without congenital heart disease (CHD) is useful for children with CHD. A formula for predicting SGD was established after assessing 60 children ≤ 8 years without CHD and validated on 60 children with CHD. We selected the cuffed ETT size based on the SGD by ultrasound (SGDultra). Subsequently, the fit of the ETT cuff in 60 children with CHD was examined via air-leak test. The maximum allowed difference ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
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