The role of stress echocardiography in cardiovascular disorders.
The role of stress echocardiography in cardiovascular disorders. Kardiol Pol. 2019 Oct 24;: Authors: Ágoston G, Morvai-Illés B, Pálinkás A, Varga A Abstract Stress echocardiography is a safe, low-cost, widely available, radiation-free versatile imaging modality that is becoming increasingly recognized as a valuable tool in the assessment of coronary heart disease. In recent years, there has also been an increasing use of stress echocardiography in the assessment of non-ischaemic cardiac disease given its unique ability for simultaneous assessment of both functional performance and exercise-related noninvasive hemodynamic changes which can help guide treatment and inform about the prognosis of the patients. Today in the echocardiography laboratory, we can detect not only wall motion abnormalities from coronary artery stenosis, but can also recognize abnormalities of the coronary microvessels, left ventricular systolic and diastolic parameters, heart valves, pulmonary circulation, alveolar-capillary barrier, and right ventricle. Already several pathologies, such as aortic stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have been well established, however other indications such as diastolic stress testing, pulmonary hypertension needed additional data and research. This paper addresses stress testing in the indication of mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, and ...
AbstractObjectivesWe assessed whether an association exists between myocardial oxygenation and myocardial fibrosis in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), using blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) T2* cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (T2*-CMR) and T1 mapping.MethodsT1 mapping and T2*-CMR data were collected from 55 HCM patients using a 3-T MR and were prospectively analyzed. T2*-CMR was conducted using the black blood, breath-hold, multi-echo, and gradient echo sequence. Over 10 min, inhalation of oxygen at the flow rate of 10 L/min, T2* for mid-septum was measured following room-air and oxygen inh...
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Publication date: Available online 10 June 2020Source: JACC: Heart FailureAuthor(s): Douglas L. Mann, Stephen J. Greene, Michael M. Givertz, Justin M. Vader, Randall C. Starling, Andrew P. Ambrosy, Palak Shah, Steven E. McNulty, Claudius Mahr, Divya Gupta, Margaret M. Redfield, Anuradha Lala, Gregory D. Lewis, Selma F. Mohammed, Nisha A. Gilotra, Adam D. DeVore, Eiran Z. Gorodeski, Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, Adrian F. Hernandez, Eugene Braunwald
Authors: Huang X, Zhang H, Lin Y, Chen L, Peng Y, Jiang F, Lin F, Li S, Lin L Abstract BACKGROUND Guidelines recommend a clear liquid fasting time of 2 h before surgery, which is often exceeded, leading to adverse reactions (ARs) such as discomfort, thirst, and dehydration. We assessed the gastric contents and ARs after oral glucose water administration 1 h prior to surgery in children with cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD). MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a non-inferiority randomized controlled trial of children with CCHD enrolled at the Fujian Medical University Union Hospital from 09/2014 to 05/2017 and ran...
(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) An international team of experts on heart disease and diet say there's no evidence that a low-saturated fat diet reduces cholesterol in people with familial hypercholesterolemia.
(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) First study on a treatment strategy using a proteomic analysis does not clarify which therapeutic consequence of the test could offer a benefit for people with diabetes and high blood pressure.
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