Respiratory motion-compensated high-resolution 3D whole-heart T1 ρ mapping

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 ρ mapping can be used to detect ischemic or non-ischemic cardiomyopathy without the need of exogenous contrast agents. Current 2D myocardial T1ρ mapping requires multi...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Technical notes Source Type: research

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AbstractCirrhotic cardiomyopathy is a condition where liver cirrhosis is associated with cardiac dysfunction. Triggers and blockers of cirrhotic cardiomyopathy are poorly understood, which might compromise the prognosis of chronic liver disease patients. We tested whether exercise training would reduce liver damage induced by thioacetamide and prevent liver cirrhosis-associated cardiomyopathy. Wistar rats were divided into three groups: control, thioacetamide (TAA), or TAA plus exercise. Thioacetamide increased liver weight and serum alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase levels. Also, TAA treatment was in...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) is an inherited heart disorder, predisposing to malignant ventricular arrhythmias leading to sudden cardiac death, particularly in young and athletic patients. Pathological features include a progressive loss of myocardium with fibrous or fibro-fatty substitution. During the last few decades, different clinical aspects of ACM have been well investigated but still little is known about the molecular mechanisms that underlie ACM pathogenesis, leading to these phenotypes. In about 50% of ACM patients, a genetic mutation, predominantly in genes that encode for desmosomal proteins, has been i...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Alcohol septal ablation (ASA) is indicated for symptomatic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) patients. We sought to analyze the incidence of the 30-day readmission rate, predictors, causes of readmission, and incremental healthcare resource (cost and length of stay) utilization after ASA. Nationwide readmission database from 2010 January to 2015 September was queried to identify 30-day unplanned readmission after ASA for HC by using the International Classification of Disease, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackground Left ventricular contraction dyssynchrony (LVCD) has been related to induced ischemia and transmural scar but the interplay of myocardial viability and dyssynchrony is unknown. The aim of the present study was to establish the role of dyssynchrony in the context of a viability study performed with nitrate augmentation gated single photon emission computed tomography (GSPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI).Methods Fifty-four consecutive patients with ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) and depressed left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) were included. They underwent a two-day rest/nitroglyce...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy is a heart disease with relevant potential complications including heart failure, life-threatening arrhythmias, and embolic events. In order to prevent adverse outcomes, it is crucial to appropriately recognize and manage this cardiomyopathy. In this paper, we report the main clinical presentations and imaging modalities used for diagnosis, including echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging. We highlight the role of a comprehensive functional cardiac evaluation and the possible prognostic implications of both systolic and diastolic dysfunction. Furthermore, we summarize ...
Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
This article will provide a comprehensive review and update on this important disease state.
Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Transthyretin (TTR) amyloid cardiomyopathy is a life-threatening condition in which amyloid fibrils accumulate in the heart, eventually leading to cardiac symptomatology and death. To date, treatment of this condition has been directed at symptom relief due to a lack of effective treatment options which target the cause of the disease. The discovery that amyloid deposition was a result of dissociation of the TTR protein structure allowed for the development of tafamidis, which acts by stabilizing the TTR tetramer. Due to the rare nature of the disease, there is limited clinical trial data with tafamidis, with the largest c...
Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: New Therapy Update Source Type: research
Journal of Agricultural and Food ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c01904
Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2020Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 127Author(s): Zhongyuan Wang, Yunfeng Zhu, Yanhua Zhang, Jie Zhang, Tianjiao Ji, Weizu Li, Weiping Li
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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