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Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219756/atrial-angioleiomyoma-with-myopericytoma-like-features-a-case-report
#1
Hussein Nassereddine, Aurélie Cazes, Constance Verdonk, Benjamin Assous, Raphael Dautry, Patrick Nataf, Michel Wassef, Lydia Deschamps
A 66-year-old female patient was referred to our hospital for resection of a right atrial mass. Four months earlier, she had suffered an acute cerebrovascular accident due to occlusion of the sylvian segment of the right middle cerebral artery from atheromatous tight stenosis in the right internal carotid artery. Later, investigations with transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography revealed a 3.4-cm right atrial mass that was resected surgically. Microscopic evaluation revealed a well-circumscribed nodular tumor, located within the interatrial septum, and corresponding to an angioleiomyoma (ALM)...
February 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219755/a-congenital-diverticulum-of-the-left-ventricular-apex-manifested-by-stroke-and-recurrent-ventricular-tachycardia
#2
Gabriela Dostálová, Tomáš Paleček, Petr Kuchynka, Štěpán Havránek, Martin Mašek, Zuzana Hlubocká, Debora Karetová, Dan Wichterle, Jaroslava Dušková, Jaroslav Lindner, Aleš Linhart
Ventricular outpouchings include acquired abnormalities (aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms) and congenital ventricular diverticula (CVD). CVD represent rare cardiac pathologies. Although CVD is often associated with other cardiac and extracardiac congenital anomalies, it can also be incidentally observed in otherwise healthy subjects. CVD may lead to significant morbidity and even have lethal consequences. We describe a case of arrhythmogenic left ventricle (LV) apical CVD revealed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) after being initially overlooked by echocardiography...
February 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213312/multiple-myocardial-abscesses-secondary-to-late-stent-infection
#3
Ayman Elbadawi, Marwan Saad, Islam Y Elgendy, Aneeqa Zafar, Ming-Yan Chow
A 53-year-old woman presented to our hospital with dizziness and low-grade fever. She underwent percutaneous coronary intervention to the obtuse marginal artery with a drug-eluting stent 20 months prior to this presentation. Physical examination was remarkable for bradycardia. Electrocardiogram showed a junctional rhythm with heart rate of 35 bpm. Blood and urine cultures were negative. Despite successful urgent pacemaker placement, she had cardiac arrest the following day with unsuccessful cardiopulmonary resuscitation attempt...
February 2, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189002/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-an-independent-disease-to-atherosclerosis
#4
REVIEW
Bradley J Toghill, Athanasios Saratzis, Matthew J Bown
Atherosclerosis and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are multifactorial and polygenic diseases with known environmental and genetic risk factors that contribute toward disease development. Atherosclerosis represents an important independent risk factor for AAA, as people with AAA often have atherosclerosis. Studies have shown that comorbidity is usually between ~25% and 55%, but it is still not fully known whether this association is causal or a result of common shared risk profiles. Most recent epidemiological, clinical, and biological evidence suggests that the two pathologies are more distinct than traditionally thought...
January 29, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171828/leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-associated-with-endocarditis-in-a-patient-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-and-mechanical-valve-replacement
#5
Christian Riehle, Gesine M Scharf, Jan-Thorben Sieweke, Florian Zauner, Ulrike Flierl, Jens Treptau, Christos Zormpas, Jana Senf, Nicholas S McCarty, Johann Bauersachs, Daniel G Sedding, Mechthild Westhoff-Bleck
Immunological vascular phenomena can be the initial manifestation of bacterial infection and endocarditis. Here, we report a rare case of leukocytoclastic vasculitis without immune complexes or cryoglobulinemia in a patient with infective endocarditis, congenital heart disease, and a prior mechanical valve replacement. The patient completely recovered following antibiotic therapy, and skin lesions disappeared without immune suppression, which suggested infection-mediated vasculitis. While the treatment of leukocytoclastic vasculitis typically involves immunosuppressive therapy, the treatment for infection-mediated vasculitis is eradication of the infection...
January 24, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171827/vascular-inflammation-and-media-calcification-are-already-present-in-early-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#6
Kerstin Benz, Ildiko Varga, Daniel Neureiter, Valentina Campean, Christoph Daniel, Christian Heim, Albrecht Reimann, Michael Weyand, Karl F Hilgers, Kerstin Amann
BACKGROUND: While patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high prevalence of classical coronary risk factors, there is increasing evidence that atherosclerosis is different in renal compared to nonrenal patients. Therefore, the present study compares changes in different vessels obtained at cardiac surgery between patients with early and advanced CKD and nonrenal control patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty patients undergoing cardiac bypass surgery were divided into three groups: (i) 24 control patients with creatinine <1...
January 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157661/eosinophilic-endomyocardial-disease
#7
Victor Y Liu, Raymundo A Quintana-Quezada, L Maximilian Buja
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis is the rarest of the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides. We describe the case of a 58-year-old woman with a history of asthma found to have a left ventricular apical thrombus. Cardiac catheterization with endomyocardial biopsy was consistent with eosinophilic endomyocardial disease. The disease affects several organ systems and shares many features with more common conditions, making it a difficult diagnosis.
January 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092809/retained-surgical-sponge
#8
Melanie C Bois, John P Bois, Sunil V Mankad, Phillip M Young, Joseph John Maleszewski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104572/progressive-heart-disease-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-mice-may-be-mediated-by-increased-cathepsin-b-activity
#9
Guilherme Baldo, Angela Maria Vicente Tavares, Esteban Gonzalez, Edina Poletto, Fabiana Quoos Mayer, Ursula da Silveira Matte, Roberto Giugliani
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is a lysosomal disorder characterized by a deficiency of alpha-L-iduronidase and storage of undegraded glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Clinical findings of the disease include heart failure, and patients often need valve replacement. It has been shown that, later in life, MPS I mice develop those abnormalities, but to date, there have not been studies on the progression and pathogenesis of the disease. Therefore, in the present study, we evaluated heart function in normal and MPS I male mice from 2 to 8 months of age...
January 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081514/role-of-mirna-1-in-regulating-connexin-43-in-ischemia-reperfusion-heart-injury-a-rat-model
#10
Bo Bian, Xue-Fang Yu, Guo-Qin Wang, Tian-Ming Teng
MiRNA-1 may participate in regulating ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) by affecting the expression and distribution of connexin 43 (Cx43). The aim of this study is to investigate miR-1 expression and its potential role in regulating Cx43 during ischemic postconditioning (IPOST) in a rat model. Fifty-five Wistar male rats were randomly divided into five groups: N, IR, IPOST, agomir-1, and antagomir-1 group. The hearts were perfused with the Langendorff system. The reperfusion arrhythmia (RA) and myocardial infarct size were observed and recorded...
January 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081512/association-between-herpes-simplex-virus-types-1-and-2-with-cardiac-myxoma
#11
Maryam Sotoudeh Anvari, Moud Sabagh, Hamidreza Goodarzynejad, Shayan Ziaei, Mohammad Ali Boroumand, Leyla Pourgholi, Yaser Jenab, Kyomars Abbasi
Most cases of atrial myxoma are sporadic, and the exact etiology is unknown. We examined if herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 and HSV-2 antigens and/or DNA could be detected in a cohort of Iranian patients with cardiac myxomas. From July 2004 to June 2014, among a total of 36,703 patients undergoing open heart surgeries, consecutive patients with cardiac myxoma who were treated by surgical excision at our center included in this study. Of 73 patients studied, 56% were female with a mean age of 54 years (ranging from 23 to 77 years)...
January 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131074/noncompaction-cardiomyopathy-in-hirschsprung-s-disease-a-case-report
#12
Silvia D Visonà, Gaetano Thiene, Savina Mannarino, Giulia Corana, Antonio Osculati, Annalisa Angelini, Stefania Rizzo
Noncompaction cardiomyopathy is a rare disorder, often associated with cardiac and noncardiac malformations. Hirschsprung's disease, a well-known aganglionosis, is associated with congenital heart diseases and has been reported to be due to impairment migration and differentiation of neural crest cells. Here, we present an 8-month-old male infant who died for cardiogenic shock after surgical resection of the involved bowel segment. The child was affected by both noncompaction cardiomyopathy and Hirschsprung's disease, two entities which can share a common neural crest-derived etiology...
January 2, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081513/thrombosis-of-a-mechanical-prosthetic-aortic-valve-in-early-pregnancy-histopathological-findings
#13
Roman Scheidmann, Rudi Foth, Matthias Sigler
We present results of the histopathological workup of a prosthetic aortic valve which was explanted from a 31-year-old woman due to valve thrombosis during early pregnancy. Our images demonstrate nicely thrombotic material directly adherent to the pyrolytic carbon surface in a human specimen.
January 2, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063350/deficiency-of-scavenger-receptor-class-b-type-1-leads-to-increased-atherogenesis-with-features-of-advanced-fibroatheroma-and-expansive-arterial-remodeling
#14
Jiawei Liao, Xin Guo, Mengyu Wang, Mingming Gao, Qiang Shen, Yuhui Wang, Wei Huang, George Liu
BACKGROUND: Scavenger receptor class B type 1 (SR-BI) is the main high-density lipoprotein (HDL) receptor in mammalians. Loss of SR-BI has been proven to disturb HDL metabolism and accelerate atherosclerosis. However, little is known about the plaque features and arterial remodeling in the increased atherogenesis caused by SR-BI deficiency. Here, we explored this issue in atherosclerosis-prone low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDL-R) knockout (KO) mice deficient of SR-BI. METHODS AND RESULTS: SR-BI/LDL-R double KO (dKO) and control LDL-R KO mice were fed an atherogenic diet for 12 weeks...
December 22, 2016: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006695/role-of-atrial-endothelial-cells-in-the-development-of-atrial-fibrosis-and-fibrillation-in-response-to-pressure-overload
#15
Osamu Kume, Yasushi Teshima, Ichitaro Abe, Yuki Ikebe, Takahiro Oniki, Hidekazu Kondo, Shotaro Saito, Akira Fukui, Kunio Yufu, Masahiro Miura, Tatsuo Shimada, Naohiko Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1)-mediated inflammatory mechanisms have been shown to play a crucial role in atrial fibrosis induced by pressure overload. In the present study, we investigated whether left atrial endothelial cells would quickly respond structurally and functionally to pressure overload to trigger atrial fibrosis and fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Six-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent suprarenal abdominal aortic constriction (AAC) or a sham operation...
December 15, 2016: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940402/camkii%C3%AE-meditates-phenylephrine-induced-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-through-store-operated-ca-2-entry
#16
Yawei Ji, Xin Guo, Zhe Zhang, Zhuyun Huang, Jianghua Zhu, Qing-Hui Chen, Le Gui
Evidence suggests that store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) is involved in the hypertrophy of cardiomyocytes. The signaling mechanisms of SOCE contributing to cardiac hypertrophy following phenylephrine (PE) stimulation are not fully understood. Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II δ (CaMKIIδ) plays an important role in regulating intracellular Ca(2+) hemostasis and function in the cardimyocytes. This study is aimed to determine the role of CaMKIIδ in regulating the PE-induced myocardial hypertrophy and the associated molecular signaling mechanisms...
December 2, 2016: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888779/adverse-remodeling-of-the-obtuse-marginal-artery-in-compensatory-hypertrophied-myocardium-from-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#17
Begoña Quintana-Villamandos, María Jesús Delgado-Martos, Emilio Delgado-Baeza
BACKGROUND: Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) serve as a model of genetic hypertension. Adverse remodeling of a coronary artery has been reported in SHR. This model is used to study new therapies in regression vascular remodeling. However, no data are available that show remodeling of the intramyocardial branch of the obtuse marginal artery in 10-month-old SHR. This study was designed to assess remodeling (changes in vascular structure and fibrosis) of this coronary artery. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study was performed on 10-month-old male SHR (n=7) and normotensive control Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY) (n=7)...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888778/loss-of-mechanical-directional-dependency-of-the-ascending-aorta-with-severe-medial-degeneration
#18
Jennifer Chung, Kevin Lachapelle, Raymond Cartier, Rosaire Mongrain, Richard L Leask
Biomechanical characterization of the aortic wall may help risk stratify patients with aneurysms. We investigated the degree of anisotropy, the directional dependency of mechanical properties, in control and aneurysmal ascending aortic tissue. We hypothesized that medial degeneration and aortic wall remodeling as found in aneurysmal tissue alter energy loss in both the circumferential and longitudinal directions, thereby reducing anisotropy. Aneurysmal and control ascending aortic tissue excised during surgery was subjected to biaxial tensile testing...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866077/the-concept-of-double-inlet-double-outlet-right-ventricle-a-distinct-congenital-heart-disease
#19
Veronica Spadotto, Carla Frescura, Siew Yen Ho, Gaetano Thiene
The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence and to analyze the anatomy of double inlet-double outlet right ventricle complex and its associated cardiac anomalies in our autopsy series. Among the 1640 hearts with congenital heart disease of our Anatomical Collection, we reviewed the specimens with double inlet-double outlet right ventricle, according to the sequential-segmental analysis, identifying associated cardiac anomalies and examining lung histology to assess the presence of pulmonary vascular disease...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865168/peristrut-microhemorrhages-a-possible-cause-of-in-stent-neoatherosclerosis
#20
Zaven Terzian, T Christian Gasser, Francis Blackwell, Fabien Hyafil, Liliane Louedec, Catherine Deschildre, Walid Ghodbane, Richard Dorent, Antonino Nicoletti, Marion Morvan, Mohammed Nejjari, Laurent Feldman, Graciela Pavon-Djavid, Jean-Baptiste Michel
BACKGROUND: In-stent neoatherosclerosis is characterized by the delayed appearance of markers of atheroma in the subintima, but the pathophysiology underlying this new disease entity remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We collected 20 human coronary artery stents by removal from explanted hearts. The mean duration of stent implantation was 34 months. In all samples, neoatherosclerosis was detected, particularly in peristrut areas. It consisted of foam cells and cholesterol clefts, with or without calcification, associated with neovascularization...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
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