Echocardiography or echocardiogram is a test that utilizes an ultrasound approach to create images of the heart in real-time. The stress echocardiography utilizes this method to examine the heart rate reaction while executing an activity wherein the heart has to work or function (stress). Stress echocardiography can disclose traces of cardiovascular disease in its premature stages—in advance it manifests—and so this method becomes a precious screening tool. A procedure of stress echocardiography that has demonstrated to have benefits in the medical practice is gained while performing handgrip exercises.
Nevertheless, the utmost exercise levels are not effortlessly quantified and controlled, requiring the examination of the entire data sequences (thousands of pictures), which poses a problem for the clinician. An analytical structure is planned that clearly addresses the practical difficulties posed by analyzing thousands of absolute data and demonstrates the perspective of their study on a particular group of heart patients. The study findings were published in the journal Medical Image Analysis and it proposes an outfitted outline for the study of this complex dataset. The study was led by Bart Bijnens and Gemma Piella—investigators of the Physense and SiMBioSys research groups, respectively. They proposed an analytical outline that openly addresses the practical difficulties posed by analyzing thousands of full data and show the potential of their research on a particular group of heart patients.
On a similar note, recently, researchers identified a possible target for cardiac fibrosis treatment. A research team directed by scientists from the CFReT (Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation) at the University of Colorado found a potential target for curing heart failure associated with fibrosis. Reportedly, fibrosis is a wound-healing reaction following stress or tissue injury. Cardiac fibrosis can lead to irregular thickening of the heart, resulting in the pathogenesis of heart failure—which is a medical condition that affects millions of people globally. The team’s study aimed at an epigenetic “reader” protein called BRD4, demonstrating that it serves a vital role in governing the activation of cardiac fibroblasts.
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