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Cardiovascular Toxicology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777510/clopidogrel-pharmacogenetics-in-iranian-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#1
Nejat Mahdieh, Ahmad Rabbani, Ata Firouzi, Ali Zahedmehr, Maryam Hoseinimoghaddam, Sedigheh Saeidi, Hamidreza Sanati, Hosseinali Basiri, Feridoun Noohi, Bahareh Rabbani, Majid Maleki
Clopidogrel is used in patients with coronary syndromes and at risk of thrombotic events or receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for reducing heart attack and stroke. Here we present genotype and phenotype study of Iranian patients undergoing PCI treated with clopidogrel during a 6-month period of follow-up; common variants of CYP2C19, CYP3A5, CYP3A4, and ABCB1 genes were determined as well as the patients' cardiovascular outcomes to find out the effect of these variants individually and in combination...
May 18, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774517/the-acute-effects-of-age-and-particulate-matter-exposure-on-heart-rate-and-heart-rate-variability-in-mice
#2
Blake A Bennett, Ernst W Spannhake, Ana M Rule, Patrick N Breysse, Clarke G Tankersley
Exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) is associated with increased cardiac morbidity and mortality with the elderly considered to be the most susceptible. The purpose of this study was to determine if exposure to PM would cause a greater impact on heart regulation in older DBA/2 (D2) male mice as determined by changes in heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV). D2 mice at the ages of 4, 12, and 19 months were instilled with 100 µg of PM or saline by aspiration. Before and after the aspiration, 3-min echocardiogram (ECG) samples for HR and HRV were recorded at 15-min intervals for 3 h along with corresponding measurements of homeostasis, such as temperature, metabolism, and ventilation...
May 17, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752623/catalpol-promotes-the-survival-and-vegf-secretion-of-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cells-and-their-role-in-myocardial-repair-after-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
#3
Xing'ai Ju, Degang Xue, Tongyi Wang, Baiping Ge, Yu Zhang, Zhanquan Li
Bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) transplantation has been recognized as an effective method for the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI). However, its efficacy is always restricted by the low survival of transplanted BMSCs in the ischemic myocardium. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of catalpol pre-treatment on the survival and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) secretion of BMSCs under oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD) condition and their role in myocardial repair in a rat model of MI...
May 11, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779119/a-chemosensitizer-drug-disulfiram-prevents-doxorubicin-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-and-oxidative-stress-in-rats
#4
Varsha K Sonawane, Umesh B Mahajan, Sachin D Shinde, Subhajit Chatterjee, Sandip S Chaudhari, Harshada A Bhangale, Shreesh Ojha, Sameer N Goyal, Chanakya N Kundu, Chandragouda R Patil
In the present study, the preventive effects of orally administered disulfiram (DS) against the doxorubicin (DOX)-induced cardiotoxicity were investigated in rats. DS was orally administered for 7 days at doses of 2, 10, and 50 mg/kg/day. DOX (30 mg/kg) was intraperitoneally administered on the 5th day of the initiation of DS treatment. Within 48 h of injection, DOX treatment significantly altered ECG, elevated the ST height, and increased the QT and QRS intervals. It reduced the cardiac levels of injury markers like creatine kinase isoenzyme-MB and lactate dehydrogenase...
May 10, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737469/serum-mir-30c-level-predicted-cardiotoxicity-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-bevacizumab
#5
Fang Zhou, Xike Lu, Xun Zhang
Cardiotoxicity is a common adverse effect induced by drug chemotherapy. miR-30c has been reported to be involved in the progress of heart diseases. In the present study, miR-30c was used to predict the cardiotoxicity in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with bevacizumab chemotherapy. Eighty NSCLC patients were included in this study. Serum miR-30c levels were detected at pre-chemotherapy, during-chemotherapy (the 2nd, 4th, and 8th week) and 1 month after chemotherapy. miR-30c expression was elevated with the duration of the chemotherapy cycle and decreased 1 month after chemotherapy...
May 8, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644580/on-the-efficacy-of-cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation-and-epinephrine-following-cyanide-and-h-2-s-intoxication-induced-cardiac-asystole
#6
Annick Judenherc-HaouzI, Takashi Sonobe, Vikhyat S Bebarta, Philippe Haouzi
This study was aimed at determining the efficacy of epinephrine, followed by chest compressions, in producing a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) during cyanide (CN)- or hydrogen sulfide (H2 S)-induced toxic cardiac pulseless electrical activity (PEA) in the rat. Thirty-nine anesthetized rats were exposed to either intravenous KCN (n = 27) or H2 S solutions (n = 12), at a rate that led to a PEA within less than 10 min. In the group intoxicated by CN, 20 rats were mechanically ventilated and received either epinephrine (0...
April 11, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627934/inhibition-of-microrna-23-contributes-to-the-isoflurane-mediated-cardioprotection-against-oxidative-stress
#7
Hai-Jian Liu, Bin Liu
Isoflurane is one of the most frequently used volatile anesthetics in clinical practice for inhalational anesthesia. It is widely studied that isoflurane mediates cardioprotection during multiple pathological processes. However, the precise mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. Neonatal cardiomyocytes were isolated and cultured, followed by treatments with isoflurane at 0, 50, 100 or 200 µM. Rat cardiomyoblast cell line, H9c2, was treated with H2 O2 . Expression of miR-23 was measured by qRT-PCR. The cell survival rate of H9c2 in response to H2 O2 treatments was evaluated by MTT assay...
April 7, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616409/cardiotoxicity-in-hematological-diseases-are-the-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-imatinib-and-nilotinib-safe
#8
Ana Rita G Francisco, Daniela Alves, Cláudio David, Lurdes Guerra, Fausto J Pinto, Ana G Almeida
Chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity is a growing concern. The cardiotoxic impact of new drugs such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors is unknown, especially the ones used for chronic myeloid leukemia. We aim to evaluate nilotinib- and imatinib-induced cardiotoxicity. Single-center prospective study of consecutive patients with chronic myeloid leukemia treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors was conducted during 2015. Patients underwent an initial clinical, laboratorial and echocardiographic evaluation, repeated after 1 year...
April 3, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605868/6-gingerol-ameliorates-behavioral-changes-and-atherosclerotic-lesions-in-apoe-mice-exposed-to-chronic-mild-stress
#9
Shuai Wang, Miao Tian, Ronglai Yang, Yating Jing, Wei Chen, Jinliang Wang, Xian Zheng, Fengrong Wang
Chronic mild stress (CMS) has been demonstrated to contribute to atherosclerosis. 6-gingerol (6-Gin), a phenolic component of ginger (Zingiber officinale), has been shown to exert numerous pharmacological properties, such as anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective effects. Here we investigated the role of CMS in the development of atherosclerosis in high-fat diet (HFD)-fed ApoE-/- mice and evaluated the potential therapeutic effects of 6-Gin. Mice were exposed to CMS for 20 weeks, at week 5, they were fed with a high-fat diet (HFD), then received 6-Gin (20 mg/kg/day, intragastrically) treatment...
March 31, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603116/methylene-blue-counteracts-h-2-s-induced-cardiac-ion-channel-dysfunction-and-atp-reduction
#10
Joseph Y Cheung, JuFang Wang, Xue-Qian Zhang, Jianliang Song, John M Davidyock, Fabian Jana Prado, Santhanam Shanmughapriya, Alison M Worth, Muniswamy Madesh, Annick Judenherc-Haouzi, Philippe Haouzi
We have previously demonstrated that methylene blue (MB) counteracts the effects of hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) cardiotoxicity by improving cardiomyocyte contractility and intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis disrupted by H2 S poisoning. In vivo, MB restores cardiac contractility severely depressed by sulfide and protects against arrhythmias, ranging from bundle branch block to ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. To dissect the cellular mechanisms by which MB reduces arrhythmogenesis and improves bioenergetics in myocytes intoxicated with H2 S, we evaluated the effects of H2 S on resting membrane potential (Em ), action potential (AP), Na+ /Ca2+ exchange current (INaCa ), depolarization-activated K+ currents and ATP levels in adult mouse cardiac myocytes and determined whether MB could counteract the toxic effects of H2 S on myocyte electrophysiology and ATP...
March 30, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549524/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-sugammadex-for-digoxin-intoxication-an-experimental-study
#11
Sule Ozbilgin, Derya Aslan Yurtlu, Beyza Küçükoztaş, Gonca Kamacı, Sezen Korkut, Bülent Serhan Yurtlu, M Ensari Güneli, Volkan Hancı, Ali Günerli
Previous studies have shown that cyclodextrin group medicines bind to various drugs. The hypothesis of our study is to determine whether sugammadex could bind to digoxin and delay the cardiovascular toxicity of that drug. Twenty-eight sedated Wistar rats were infused with digoxin at 3 mg/h (0.25 mg/ml). Five minutes after the start of infusion, animals were treated with a bolus of either 16 mg/kg (Sgdx16), 100 mg/kg (Sgdx100), or 1000 mg/kg (Sgdx1000) sugammadex. The control group infusion did not contain sugammadex...
March 16, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022233/unanticipated-cardiotoxicity-associated-with-targeted-anticancer-therapy-in-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-patients-natural-history-and-risk-factors
#12
Chintan Shah, Yan Gong, Anita Szady, Qian Sun, Carl J Pepine, Taimour Langaee, Alexandra R Lucas, Jan S Moreb
Our aim is to study unanticipated cardiotoxicity associated with the use of anticancer targeted agents, a problem that remains poorly understood. Using diagnosis codes, we retrospectively identified patients with both hematologic malignancies (HM) and cardiovascular diseases (n = 820 patients). Cardiotoxicity was defined per published criteria. The targeted agents of interest included tyrosine kinase inhibitors, proteasome inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies, and immunomodulatory agents. Patients found with cardiotoxicity (n = 29) were compared with 70 case-matched reference subjects...
April 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986777/predicting-cardiotoxic-effects-of-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#13
Erhan Saraçoğlu, Ertan Vuruşkan, Salih Kılıç, Yusuf Çekici, Bahaeddin Onur, Yavuz Arslan, Ertuğrul Kılıç, Ömer Aykut
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning could cause significant cardiac injury. This study aimed to evaluate patients with CO poisoning by using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE), a potentially more sensitive technique, to identify left systolic ventricular dysfunction for the first time in the literature. Seventy-two patients who were exposed to CO poisoning were studied. Blood collection and echocardiography were performed at admission and after patients' discharge on days 10-15 (mean 12 days). Global longitudinal strain (GLS) and global circumferential strain (GCS) were calculated using STE...
April 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980197/xanthine-oxidase-activation-modulates-the-endothelial-vascular-dysfunction-related-to-hgcl-2-exposure-plus-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
#14
Thaís de O Faria, Maylla Ronacher Simões, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Ludimila Forechi, Camila Cruz Pereira Almenara, Bruna Antoniassi Marchezini, Ivanita Stefanon, Paula Frizera Vassallo
Heavy metal exposure is associated with cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction (MI). Vascular dysfunction is related to both the causes and the consequences of MI. We investigated whether chronic exposure to low doses of mercury chloride (HgCl2 ) worsens MI-induced endothelial dysfunction 7 days after MI. Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: Control (vehicle), HgCl2 (4 weeks of exposure), surgically induced MI and combined HgCl2 -MI. Morphological and hemodynamic measurements were used to characterize the MI model 7 days after the insult...
April 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895052/the-effects-of-periostin-in-a-rat-model-of-isoproterenol-mediated-cardiotoxicity
#15
Mahmut Sözmen, Alparslan K Devrim, Yonca B Kabak, Tuba Devrim, Mert Sudagidan
Periostin is an extracellular matrix protein from fasciclin family, and it plays an important role in the cell adhesion, migration, and growth of the organism. Periostin prevents apoptosis while stimulating cardiomyocytes. The present study was designed to investigate cardioprotective effects of the recombinant murine periostin peptide administration in a rat model of isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial injury. The experiment was performed on 84 adult male Sprague Dawley rats in 4 groups (n = 21): control group (1), periostin-treated group (2), ISO-treated group (3), and ISO + periostin-treated group (4)...
April 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856520/asiatic-acid-ameliorates-doxorubicin-induced-cardiac-and-hepato-renal-toxicities-with-nrf2-transcriptional-factor-activation-in-rats
#16
Sarika M Kamble, Chandragouda R Patil
Asiatic acid (AA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid, is a key phytoconstituent of Centella asiatica. AA is a patented as a cytotoxic substance, and it exerts cytotoxicity against Hep3B, Hela and MCF-7 cell lines. However, pentacyclic triterpenoids also modulate the expression and transcriptional activities of Nrf2 and exert cytoprotective effects. In this study, we investigated the effects of AA on the doxorubicin (DXR)-induced organ toxicities and expression of the Nrf2. DXR toxicity was induced by a single intravenous injection of 65...
April 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819818/diosmin-prevents-isoproterenol-induced-heart-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-in-rats
#17
S Sharmila Queenthy, P Stanely Mainzen Prince, Babu John
Cardiac mitochondrial oxidative stress causes mitochondrial damage that plays an important role in the pathology of myocardial infarction. The preventive effects of diosmin on cardiac mitochondrial oxidative stress in isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarcted rats were evaluated. Rats were pretreated with diosmin (10 mg/kg body weight) daily for 10 days. Myocardial infarction was induced in rats by isoproterenol (100 mg/kg body weight) injection twice at an interval of 24 h (on 11th and 12th day). Isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarcted rats showed a significant increase in the levels of cardiac diagnostic markers, heart mitochondrial lipid peroxidation, calcium ion, and a significant decrease in the levels of heart mitochondrial glutathione peroxidase, reduced glutathione, glutathione-S-transferase, isocitrate, malate, α-ketoglutarate, and succinate dehydrogenases...
April 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702745/quercetin-reverses-altered-energy-metabolism-in-the-heart-of-rats-receiving-adriamycin-chemotherapy
#18
Naglaa Zakaria, Samah R Khalil, Ashraf Awad, Ghada M Khairy
The primary aim of this study was to find the potential modulatory roles of quercetin (QUE) against Adriamycin (ADR)-induced cardiotoxicity. A total of 50 rats were assigned to five groups: a control group, an ADR-treated group, a QUE-treated group, a prophylaxis-cotreated group, and a therapeutic-cotreated group, respectively. QUE exhibited a significant cardioprotective effect, particularly, when it was administered prior to and concurrently with ADR treatment (prophylaxis-cotreated group). This effect was biochemically evident by the significant decreases in the serum levels of myocardial injury biomarkers such as troponin, creatine kinase-myocardium bound, and creatine phosphokinase...
April 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688059/a-case-of-severe-refractory-hypotension-after-amlodipine-overdose
#19
Melissa Chudow, Kevin Ferguson
Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are responsible for a substantial portion of the mortality associated with cardiovascular medication overdose cases. Amlodipine, a dihydropyridine CCB, can cause prolonged hypotension in overdose. This report describes a severe amlodipine overdose case that was refractory to multiple therapeutic approaches. A 53-year-old male presented after ingesting eighty 10 mg amlodipine tablets in a suicide attempt. The patient was initially managed with calcium boluses, glucagon, multiple vasoactive agents, lipid emulsion infusions and hyperinsulinemic euglycemic therapy...
April 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464499/catechin-attenuates-coronary-heart-disease-in-a-rat-model-by-inhibiting-inflammation
#20
Su Tu, Feng Xiao, Xiaoyan Min, Huiping Chen, Xiaochun Fan, Kejiang Cao
Accumulating evidence has established that systemic inflammation is an important pathophysiologic factor of coronary heart disease (CHD). In this study, we investigated whether catechin exerts anti-inflammatory function in CHD rats. CHD model of rats was established by high-fat diet feeding and pituitrin injection. The successful building of CHD model was confirmed using blood liquid biochemical analyzer. Additionally, the effects of catechin on CHD parameters and several inflammatory signaling were investigated...
February 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
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