JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging 2.0: The Next Decade in Digital
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Chandrashekhar, Y., Fuster, V. Tags: Editor ' s Page Source Type: research

Impact of Left Ventricular Trabeculations and Papillary Muscles on Mass, Geometry, and Association With Incident Adverse Cardiovascular Events: The Framingham Heart Study
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Qazi, S., Gona, P. N., Salton, C. J., Bajaj, N. S., Larson, M. G., ODonnell, C. J., Manning, W. J., Chuang, M. L. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Clinical Significance of Right Ventricular Longitudinal Function Parameters After Aortic Valve Replacement
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Coisne, A., Modine, T., Outteryck, F., Mouton, S., Pilato, R., Ridon, H., Richardson, M., Duva-Pentiah, A., Madika, A.-L., Ledieu, G., Boutie, B., Jacquelinet, M., Ninni, S., Klein, C., Ortmans, S., Classeau, A., Koussa, M., Fayad, G., Edme, J.-L., Lancel Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Physiological Determinants of Left Ventricular Mechanical Dispersion: A 2-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiographic Study in Healthy Volunteers
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Rodriguez-Zanella, H., Haugaa, K., Boccalini, F., Secco, E., Edvardsen, T., Badano, L. P., Muraru, D. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

The RAC Sign: Retroaortic Anomalous Coronary Artery Visualization by Transthoracic Echocardiography
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Witt, C. M., Elvert, L. A., Konik, E. A., Ammash, N. M., Foley, D. A., Foley, T. A. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Many Faces of Fabry's Cardiomyopathy
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Jain, R., Kalvin, L., Johnson, B., Muthukumar, L., Khandheria, B. K., Tajik, A. J. Tags: Imaging Vignette Source Type: research

Mitral Valve Regurgitation in the Contemporary Era: Insights Into Diagnosis, Management, and Future Directions
Abstract Mitral valve regurgitation (MR) is the most common valvular heart disease. Primary MR is a disease of the mitral valve apparatus, whereas secondary MR is a disease of the left ventricle. Diagnosing and managing MR is often challenging and requires a structured approach, integrating findings on history, physical examination, and imaging. Decisions regarding treatment depend on knowledge of the etiology, natural history, and outcome of interventions for these patients with mitral valve disease. The optimal timing of intervention requires a comprehensive 2-dimensional and Doppler echocardiogram in each patient to det...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: El Sabbagh, A., Reddy, Y. N. V., Nishimura, R. A. Tags: MOC Source Type: research

Roles of Transesophageal Echocardiography and Cardiac Computed Tomography for Evaluation of Left Atrial Thrombus and Associated Pathology: A Review and Critical Analysis
Abstract Evaluation of the left atrium and left atrial appendage for the presence of thrombus prior to cardioversion and pulmonary vein isolation, and of the entire heart for embolic sources in the setting of cryptogenic stroke, has long been standard medical care. Guidelines have uniformly recommended transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to accomplish these goals. In recent years, computed tomographic angiography has demonstrated diagnostic accuracy similar to that of TEE for the detection of thrombus. Analysis of the pertinent data and relative merits of the 2 technologies leads to the conclusions that: 1) both modalit...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Pathan, F., Hecht, H., Narula, J., Marwick, T. H. Tags: State-of-the-Art Paper Source Type: research

Mental Stress, Exercise, and Other Determinants of Elevation in High-Sensitivity Troponin Levels: A Call for Standardization of Laboratory Protocols
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Rozanski, A., Bavishi, C. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

Association Between High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Levels and Myocardial Ischemia During Mental Stress and Conventional Stress
This study sought to investigate whether patients with mental stress–induced myocardial ischemia will have high resting and post–mental stress high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI). Background Hs-cTnI is a marker of myocardial necrosis, and its elevated levels are associated with adverse outcomes. Hs-cTnI levels may increase with exercise in patients with coronary artery disease. Mental stress–induced myocardial ischemia is also linked to adverse outcomes. Methods In this study, 587 patients with stable coronary artery disease underwent technetium Tc 99m sestamibi–single-photon emissi...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Hammadah, M., Al Mheid, I., Wilmot, K., Ramadan, R., Alkhoder, A., Obideen, M., Abdelhadi, N., Fang, S., Ibeanu, I., Pimple, P., Mohamed Kelli, H., Shah, A. J., Pearce, B., Sun, Y., Garcia, E. V., Kutner, M., Long, Q., Ward, L., Bremner, J. D., Esteves, F Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Dye Dont Lie But May Not Tell the Truth: Combining Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography With Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Branch, K. R., Hamilton-Craig, C. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

Diagnostic Performance of Hybrid Cardiac Imaging Methods for Assessment of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease Compared With Stand-Alone Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography: A Meta-Analysis
AbstractObjectives The current meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of hybrid cardiac imaging techniques compared with stand-alone coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) for assessment of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). Background The usefulness of coronary CTA for detecting obstructive CAD remains suboptimal at present. Myocardial perfusion imaging encompasses positron emission tomography, single-photon emission computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance, which permit the identification of myocardial perfusion defects to detect significant CAD. A hybrid approach comprisin...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Rizvi, A., Han, D., Danad, I., O Hartaigh, B., Lee, J. H., Gransar, H., Stuijfzand, W. J., Roudsari, H. M., Park, M. W., Szymonifka, J., Chang, H.-J., Jones, E. C., Knaapen, P., Lin, F. Y., Min, J. K., Pena, J. M. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Diagnosing HFpEF: On Track at Last?
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Kosmala, W. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

Comprehensive Echocardiographic and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Evaluation Differentiates Among Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Patients, Hypertensive Patients, and Healthy Control Subjects
AbstractObjectives The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of a comprehensive imaging protocol including echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance in the diagnosis and differentiation of hypertensive heart disease and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Background Hypertension is present in up to 90% of patients with HFpEF and is a major etiological component. Despite current recommendations and diagnostic criteria for HFpEF, no noninvasive imaging technique has as yet shown the ability to identify any structural differences between patients with hypertensive heart disease and HFpEF....
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Mordi, I. R., Singh, S., Rudd, A., Srinivasan, J., Frenneaux, M., Tzemos, N., Dawson, D. K. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Arrhythmogenic Potential of Border Zone After Myocardial Infarction: Scar Is More Than Just a Healed Wound...
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Arbustini, E., Kramer, C. M., Narula, J. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

Scar Characterization to Predict Life-Threatening Arrhythmic Events and Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients With Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: The GAUDI-CRT Study
AbstractObjectives The aim of this study was to analyze whether scar characterization could improve the risk stratification for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (SCD). Background Among patients with a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) indication, appropriate defibrillator (CRT-D) therapy rates are low. Methods Primary prevention patients with a class I indication for CRT were prospectively enrolled and assigned to CRT-D or CRT pacemaker according to physician’s criteria. Pre-procedure contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance was obtained and analyzed to identify scar prese...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Acosta, J., Fernandez-Armenta, J., Borras, R., Anguera, I., Bisbal, F., Marti-Almor, J., Tolosana, J. M., Penela, D., Andreu, D., Soto-Iglesias, D., Evertz, R., Matiello, M., Alonso, C., Villuendas, R., de Caralt, T. M., Perea, R. J., Ortiz, J. T., Bosch, Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Leveraging Mobile Technology to Reduce Resource-Related Health Care Disparities: Challenges and Opportunities
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Mirabel, M., Badano, L. P. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

A Randomized Trial of Pocket-Echocardiography Integrated Mobile Health Device Assessments in Modern Structural Heart Disease Clinics
This study sought to determine whether mobile health (mHealth) device assessments used as clinical decision support tools at the point-of-care can reduce the time to treatment and improve long-term outcomes among patients with rheumatic and structural heart diseases (SHD). Background Newly developed smartphone-connected mHealth devices represent promising methods to diagnose common diseases in resource-limited areas; however, the impact of technology-based care on long-term outcomes has not been rigorously evaluated. Methods A total of 253 patients with SHD were randomized to an initial diagnostic assessment with wireles...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Bhavnani, S. P., Sola, S., Adams, D., Venkateshvaran, A., Dash, P. K., Sengupta, P. P., for the ASEF-VALUES InvestigatorsBhavnaniSanjeevMDSolaSrikanthMDVenkateshvaranAshwinPhDAdamsDavidRCSDashP.K.MDSenguptaPartho P.MDRyanThomasMDNarulaJagatMD PhDThomasJam Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Ephemeral Effusive Constrictive Pathophysiology
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Klein, A. L., Cremer, P. C. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

Effusive-Constrictive Pericarditis After Pericardiocentesis: Incidence, Associated Findings, and Natural History
Conclusions In a large cohort of unselected patients undergoing pericardiocentesis, 16% were found to have ECP. Pre-centesis echocardiographic findings might identify such patients. Long-term prognosis in those patients remains good, and pericardiectomy was rarely required. (Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Kim, K. H., Miranda, W. R., Sinak, L. J., Syed, F. F., Melduni, R. M., Espinosa, R. E., Kane, G. C., Oh, J. K. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Atherosclerosis, Stenosis, and Ischemia: One Primary, One Secondary, and One Tertiary
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Min, J. K., Chandrashekhar, Y. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

Lesion-Specific and Vessel-Related Determinants of Fractional Flow Reserve Beyond Coronary Artery Stenosis
Conclusions In addition to the severity of luminal stenosis, necrotic core volume is an independent predictor of FFR. The distribution of plaque characteristics among lesions with varying luminal stenosis and normal and abnormal FFR may explain the outcomes associated with FFR-guided therapy. (Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Ahmadi, A., Leipsic, J., Ovrehus, K. A., Gaur, S., Bagiella, E., Ko, B., Dey, D., LaRocca, G., Jensen, J. M., Botker, H. E., Achenbach, S., De Bruyne, B., Norgaard, B. L., Narula, J. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

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(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Whats Old Is New Again: A Reminder of the Importance of Left Ventricular Geometry and Function as Markers of Risk
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Marwick, T. H., Chandrashekhar, Y. Tags: Editor ' s Page Source Type: research

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(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Mori, H., Virmani, R., Finn, A. V. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Coronary Artery Calcium Progression: Increasing CAC Is Associated With Increased Events
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Budoff, M. J., Tayek, J. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

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(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Park, C. S., Park, J.-B., Kim, Y.-J., Lee, S.-H. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Diagnosed on ECG Also Predicts Early Mortality After Stroke
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Inamo, J., Ozier-Lafontaine, N., Olindo, S. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Stasis Mapping Using Ultrasound: A Prospective Study in Acute Myocardial Infarction
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Martinez-Legazpi, P., Rossini, L., Perez del Villar, C., Benito, Y., Devesa-Cordero, C., Yotti, R., Delgado-Montero, A., Gonzalez-Mansilla, A., Kahn, A. M., Fernandez-Aviles, F., del Alamo, J. C., Bermejo, J. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Optimizes Myocardial Function During Cardiogenic Shock
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Dahlslett, T., Karlsen, S., Grenne, B., Sjoli, B., Bendz, B., Skulstad, H., Smiseth, O. A., Edvardsen, T., Brunvand, H. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

The Normal Mitral Valve Annulus in Humans Defined Using 3-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Ring, L., Dutka, D. P., Boyd, J., Parker, K., Wendler, O., Monaghan, M. J., Rana, B. S. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Artificial Intelligence-Based Assessment of Left Ventricular Filling Pressures From 2-Dimensional Cardiac Ultrasound Images
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Salem Omar, A. M., Shameer, K., Narula, S., Abdel Rahman, M. A., Rifaie, O., Narula, J., Dudley, J. T., Sengupta, P. P. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Intraluminal Assessment of Coronary Arteries With Ferumoxytol-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Chin, M. S., Steigner, M., Yin, W., Kwong, R. Y., Siedlecki, A. M. Tags: Imaging Vignette Source Type: research

Trials and Tribulations of Assessing New Imaging Protocols: Combining Vasodilator Stress With Exercise
Abstract Among all patients referred for stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), a substantial proportion in contemporary practice cannot exercise. Another group of patients are those who are thought to be able to achieve an adequate workload with treadmill (or bicycle) exercise but do not achieve at least 85% of maximum predicted heart rate without developing symptoms. There has been substantial interest and literature on the adjunctive use of vasodilator stress during the same visit to generate best-quality results for patients who do not exercise adequately. Current American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Guidelines r...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Davila, C. D., Udelson, J. E. Tags: MOC Source Type: research

Targeted Imaging for Cell Death in Cardiovascular Disorders
Abstract Cell death is desirable in cancer cells and undesirable in organs with limited regenerative potential, like the heart. Cell death comes in many forms, but only apoptosis and to a lesser degree necrosis is currently relevant to the clinical imager. Noninvasive imaging of cell death is an attractive option to understand pathophysiology, track disease activity, and evaluate response to intervention. Apoptosis seems to be the most promising target for imaging cell death, because it could be reversible and might be modulated with interventions. Molecular, nuclear, optical, or magnetic resonance imaging–based meth...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Shekhar, A., Heeger, P., Reutelingsperger, C., Arbustini, E., Narula, N., Hofstra, L., Bax, J. J., Narula, J. Tags: State-of-the-Art Paper Source Type: research

The Stress of Plaque Prognostication
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Virmani, R., Torii, S., Mori, H., Finn, A. V. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

Role of Low Endothelial Shear Stress and Plaque Characteristics in the Prediction of Nonculprit Major Adverse Cardiac Events: The PROSPECT Study
This study sought to determine whether low endothelial shear stress (ESS) adds independent prognostication for future major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in coronary lesions in patients with high-risk acute coronary syndrome (ACS) from the United States and Europe. Background Low ESS is a proinflammatory, proatherogenic stimulus associated with coronary plaque development, progression, and destabilization in human-like animal models and in humans. Previous natural history studies including baseline ESS characterization investigated low-risk patients. Methods In the PROSPECT (Providing Regional Observations to Study Predi...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Stone, P. H., Maehara, A., Coskun, A. U., Maynard, C. C., Zaromytidou, M., Siasos, G., Andreou, I., Fotiadis, D., Stefanou, K., Papafaklis, M., Michalis, L., Lansky, A. J., Mintz, G. S., Serruys, P. W., Feldman, C. L., Stone, G. W. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Incorporating Coronary Artery Calcium Into Global Risk Scoring
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: McClelland, R. L., Blaha, M. J. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

Development and Validation of a Simple-to-Use Nomogram for Predicting 5-, 10-, and 15-Year Survival in Asymptomatic Adults Undergoing Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring
Conclusions A simple-to-use nomogram effectively predicts 5-, 10- and 15-year survival for asymptomatic adults undergoing screening for cardiac risk factors. This nomogram may be considered for use in clinical care. (Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: O Hartaigh, B., Gransar, H., Callister, T., Shaw, L. J., Schulman-Marcus, J., Stuijfzand, W. J., Valenti, V., Cho, I., Szymonifka, J., Lin, F. Y., Berman, D. S., Chang, H.-J., Min, J. K. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Updating Algorithms for Predicting Pre-Test Likelihood of Coronary Artery Disease: A Cure for Inappropriate Testing?
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Hachamovitch, R. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

The External Validity of Prediction Models for the Diagnosis of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease in Patients With Stable Chest Pain: Insights From the PROMISE Trial
Conclusions Existing clinical prediction models can identify patients with a low probability of obstructive CAD. Obstructive CAD on ICA was imputed for 61% of patients; hence, further validation is necessary. (Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Genders, T. S. S., Coles, A., Hoffmann, U., Patel, M. R., Mark, D. B., Lee, K. L., Steyerberg, E. W., Hunink, M. G. M., Douglas, P. S., on behalf of the CAD Consortium and the PROMISE Investigators Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

LVH and CAD: New Steps Down an Old Path
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Reichek, N. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

LV Mass Independently Predicts Mortality and Need for Future Revascularization in Patients Undergoing Diagnostic Coronary Angiography
Conclusions LV mass index is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality and need for revascularization. This finding establishes relevance for LV mass measurements in clinical decision-making surrounding both the need and timing of revascularization in this population. (Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Abdi-Ali, A., Miller, R. J. H., Southern, D., Zhang, M., Mikami, Y., Knudtson, M., Heydari, B., Howarth, A. G., Lydell, C. P., James, M. T., Wilton, S. B., White, J. A. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

How to Mend a Broken Heart?
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Berry, C., Carberry, J., Mangion, K. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

Prognostic Significance of Remote Myocardium Alterations Assessed by Quantitative Noncontrast T1 Mapping in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
This study assessed the prognostic significance of remote zone native T1 alterations for the prediction of clinical events in a population with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who were treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) and compared it with conventional markers of infarct severity. Background The exact role and incremental prognostic relevance of remote myocardium native T1 mapping alterations assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) after STEMI remains unclear. Methods We included 255 consecutive patients with STEMI who were reperfused within 12 h after symptom onset. CMR...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Reinstadler, S. J., Stiermaier, T., Liebetrau, J., Fuernau, G., Eitel, C., de Waha, S., Desch, S., Reil, J.-C., Pöss, J., Metzler, B., Lücke, C., Gutberlet, M., Schuler, G., Thiele, H., Eitel, I. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Many Dimensions of Diastolic Function: A Curse or a Blessing?
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Sengupta, P. P., Marwick, T. H. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

Derivation and Evaluation of Age-Specific Multivariate Reference Regions to Aid in Identification of Abnormal Filling Patterns: The HUNT and VaMIS Studies
This study aimed to derive age-specific multivariate reference regions (MVRs) able to classify subjects into those having normal or abnormal filling patterns and to evaluate the prognostic impact of this classification. Background The integration of several parameters is necessary to diagnose disorders of left ventricular (LV) filling because no single measurement accurately describes the complexity of diastolic function. However, no generally accepted validated multiparametric algorithm currently exists. Methods A cohort of 1,240 apparently healthy subjects from HUNT (Nord-Trøndelag Health Stu...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Selmeryd, J., Henriksen, E., Dalen, H., Hedberg, P. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

3-Dimensional Ultrasound in Carotid Stenosis Quantitation and Beyond
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Naqvi, T. Z. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

4-Dimensionally Guided 3-Dimensional Color-Doppler Ultrasonography Quantifies Carotid Artery Stenosis With High Reproducibility and Accuracy
Conclusions The 4D/3DC-US method provides reliable and accurate stenosis quantification and binary classification with good diagnostic accuracy compared with CA and DUS. (Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Macharzina, R. R., Kocher, S., Messe, S. R., Rutkowski, T., Hoffmann, F., Vogt, M., Vach, W., Fan, N., Rastan, A., Neumann, F.-J., Zeller, T. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Left Ventricular Geometry, Blood Pressure, Arterial Hemodynamics, and Mortality After Ischemic Stroke
(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging)
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Gillebert, T. C., Chirinos, J. A. Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research