Three‐Dimensional Global Left Ventricular Myocardial Strain Reduced in All Directions in Subclinical Diabetic Cardiomyopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis

Seyed‐Mohammad Ghoreyshi‐Hefzabad, MD; Prajith Jeyaprakash, MBBS, MMed; Alpa Gupta, MBBS; Ha Q. Vo, MSc, PhD; Faraz Pathan, MBBS, PhD; Kazuaki Negishi, MD, PhD Journal of the American Heart Association, Volume 10, Issue 19, 5 October 2021https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.121.020811 Abstract BackgroundThree‐dimensional (3D) speckle tracking echocardiography can identify subclinical diabetic cardiomyopathy without geometric assumption and loss of speckle fromContinue reading “Three‐Dimensional Global Left Ventricular Myocardial Strain Reduced in All Directions in Subclinical Diabetic Cardiomyopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis”

Prognostic Value of Electrocardiographic QRS
Diminution in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19
or Influenza

Joshua Lampert, MD; Michael Miller, MSc; Jonathan Lee Halperin, MD; Connor Oates, MD; Gennaro Giustino, MD; Kyle Nelson, MD; Jason Feinman, MD; Nikola Kocovic, MD et al https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.07.048 American Journal of Cardiology Published August 08, 2021 ORIGINAL RESEARCH During the clinical care of hospitalized patients with COVID-19, diminished QRS amplitude on the surface electrocardiogram (ECG)Continue reading “Prognostic Value of Electrocardiographic QRS
Diminution in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19
or Influenza”

Deep-Learning Models for the Echocardiographic Assessment of Diastolic Dysfunction

Ambarish Pandey, Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Naveena Yanamala, Matthew W. Segar, Jung S. Cho, Márton Tokodi, and Partho P. Sengupta J Am Coll Cardiol Img. May 19, 2021. Epublished DOI: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2021.04.010 NEW RESEARCH PAPER Abstract Objectives The authors explored a deep neural network (DeepNN) model that integrates multidimensional echocardiographic data to identify distinct patient subgroups with heart failure withContinue reading “Deep-Learning Models for the Echocardiographic Assessment of Diastolic Dysfunction”

Early-Onset Atrial Fibrillation and the Prevalence of Rare Variants in Cardiomyopathy and Arrhythmia Genes

Zachary T. Yoneda, MD, MSCI1; Katherine C. Anderson, MS, CSG1; Joseph A. Quintana, MD1; Matthew J. O’Neill, BS2; Richard A. Sims, MD1; Andrew M. Glazer, PhD3; Christian M. Shaffer, BS3; Diane M. Crawford, RN1; Thomas Stricker, MD, PhD4; Fei Ye, PhD5; Quinn Wells, MD, MSCI1; Lynne W. Stevenson, MD1; Gregory F. Michaud, MD1; Dawood Darbar,Continue reading “Early-Onset Atrial Fibrillation and the Prevalence of Rare Variants in Cardiomyopathy and Arrhythmia Genes”

User Perceptions and Experiences of a Handheld 12-Lead Electrocardiographic Device in a Clinical Setting: Usability Evaluation

Kam Cheong Wong 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Aravinda Thiagalingam 1, 3, 5 e ; Saurabh Kumar 1, 3, 5 ; Simone Marschner 1 ; Ritu Kunwar 1 ; Jannine Bailey 2 ; Cindy Kok 6 ; Tim Usherwood 1, 3, 7 ; Clara K Chow 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 JMIR Cardio 2021;5(2):e21186 doi:10.2196/21186Continue reading “User Perceptions and Experiences of a Handheld 12-Lead Electrocardiographic Device in a Clinical Setting: Usability Evaluation”

3D Myocardial Mechanical Wave Measurements: Toward In Vivo 3D Myocardial Elasticity Mapping

Original Research Sebastien Salles, Torvald Espeland, Alfonso Molares, Svein Arne Aase, Tommy Arild Hammer, Asbjørn Støylen, Svend Aakhus, Lasse Lovstakken, and Hans Torp J Am Coll Cardiol Img. 2021 Aug, 14 (8) 1495–1505; Abstract Objectives This study aimed to investigate the potential of a novel 3-dimensional (3D) mechanical wave velocity mapping technique, based on the natural mechanicalContinue reading “3D Myocardial Mechanical Wave Measurements: Toward In Vivo 3D Myocardial Elasticity Mapping”

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Left atrial reservoir strain provides incremental value to left atrial volume index for evaluation of left ventricular filling pressure Stephen Tomlinson MBBS, Gregory M. Scalia M Med Sc, Vinesh Appadurai MBBS, Natalie Edwards BExSci, Michael Savage BAppSc, Alfred K-Y. Lam PhD, Jonathan Chan PhD First published: 06 August 2021 https://doi.org/10.1111/echo.15157 Abstract Background Left atrial analysis is employed in diastolic assessmentContinue reading

Utility of a Deep-Learning Algorithm to Guide Novices to Acquire Echocardiograms for Limited Diagnostic Use

Original Investigation Akhil Narang, MD1; Richard Bae, MD2; Ha Hong, PhD3; et al JAMA Cardiol. 2021;6(6):624-632. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2021.0185 Abstract Importance  Artificial intelligence (AI) has been applied to analysis of medical imaging in recent years, but AI to guide the acquisition of ultrasonography images is a novel area of investigation. A novel deep-learning (DL) algorithm, trained on more than 5 million examples of the outcome of ultrasonographic probeContinue reading “Utility of a Deep-Learning Algorithm to Guide Novices to Acquire Echocardiograms for Limited Diagnostic Use”

Echocardiography-Guided LQTS Risk Stratification

Sugrue, van Zyl M, Enger N, et al. Echocardiography-Guided Risk Stratification for Long QT Syndrome. J Am Coll Cardiol 2020;76:2834-2843. Study Questions: Is it possible to identify a subset of patients at the highest risk for long QT syndrome (LQTS)–associated life-threatening cardiac events by examining the electromechanical window (EMW) negativity, as derived from continuous-wave DopplerContinue reading “Echocardiography-Guided LQTS Risk Stratification”

Midlife Wealth Mobility and Long-term Cardiovascular Health

Original Investigation June 30, 2021 Sara Machado, PhD1; Andrew Sumarsono, MD2,3; Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD, MPH4 1 Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom2 Department of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas3 Division of Hospital Medicine, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas4 Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and Harvard MedicalContinue reading “Midlife Wealth Mobility and Long-term Cardiovascular Health”