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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721164/influence-of-half-marathon-race-on-aortic-stiffness-in-amateur-runners
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Marzena Staniszewska, Artur Pudło, Andrzej Pawlik
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June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721163/additive-effects-of-atorvastatin-combined-with-sitagliptin-on-rats-with-myocardial-infarction-a-pilot-study
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Xiao Ke, Bin Ke, Xing Wang, Shaoyun Wu, Rongfeng Yang, Chengheng Hu
INTRODUCTION: Atorvastatin and sitagliptin are able to exert cardio-protective effects. However, whether atorvastatin plus sitagliptin could confer additive benefits for rats with myocardial infarction (MI) is unknown. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty rats with MI were produced and 37 surviving rats were randomly divided into atorvastatin (10 mg/kg daily, n = 9), sitagliptin (10 mg/kg daily, n = 9), combined (10 mg/kg daily atorvastatin plus 10 mg/kg daily sitagliptin, n = 9), and control groups (3 ml normal saline daily, n = 10)...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721162/the-influence-of-rapamycin-on-the-early-cardioprotective-effect-of-hypoxic-preconditioning-on-cardiomyocytes
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Jiang Wang, YiLiyaer Maimaitili, Hong Zheng, Jin Yu, Hai Guo, Hai-Ping Ma, Chun-Ling Chen
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of rapamycin on the cardioprotective effect of hypoxic preconditioning (HPC) and on the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)-mediated hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) signaling pathway. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Primary cardiomyocytes were isolated from rat pups and underwent rapamycin and/or HPC, followed by hypoxia/re-oxygenation (H/R) injury. Cell viability and cell injury were determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assays, and qRT-PCR was used to measure HIF-1α and mTOR mRNA expression...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721161/repeated-positive-acceleration-exposure-exacerbates-endothelial-dysfunction-in-high-fat-diet-induced-hyperlipidemic-rats
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Zhihui Yang, Hua Ge, Chunya Wang, Zhongdong Li, Qingjun Zhang, Jianchang Wang
INTRODUCTION: It remains unclear whether exposure to repeated positive acceleration (+Gz) can exacerbate endothelial dysfunction on the basis of hyperlipidemia. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of repeated +Gz exposure on endothelial function in high-fat-diet-induced hyperlipidemic rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into control, repeat +Gz exposure, high-fat diet (HFD), and +Gz + HFD groups. The rats in the +Gz group were exposed to +Gz and the rats in the HFD group were fed a diet with 2% cholesterol...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721160/genetic-disruption-of-multidrug-resistance-associated-protein-1-improves-endothelial-function-and-attenuates-atherosclerosis-in-mrp1-ldlr-double-knockout-mice
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Julian Jehle, Cornelius F H Müller, Adem Aksoy, Sebastian Zimmer, Georg Nickenig, Vedat Tiyerili
INTRODUCTION: Multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1) is an anion transporter which is implicated in the efflux of the intracellular antioxidant anion glutathione as well as leukotrienes. Pharmacological inhibition of MRP1 exhibits antioxidative and anti-atherosclerotic effects both in vitro and in vivo. However, pharmacological inhibitors of MRP1 lack selectivity, which prompted us to study the in vivo impact of a genetic disruption of MRP1 on endothelial dysfunction, reactive oxygen species formation and atherogenesis in an atherosclerotic mouse model...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721159/pcsk9-inhibitors-from-discovery-of-a-single-mutation-to-a-groundbreaking-therapy-of-lipid-disorders-in-one-decade
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Krzysztof Jaworski, Piotr Jankowski, Dariusz A Kosior
Hypercholesterolemia is one of the main risk factors for coronary heart disease and significantly contributes to the high mortality associated with cardiovascular diseases. Statin therapy represents the gold standard in the reduction of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration. Nevertheless, many patients still cannot achieve the recommended target levels, due to either inadequate effectiveness or intolerance of these drugs. Monoclonal antibodies that inhibit proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) have emerged as a promising option in lipid-lowering treatment...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721158/potential-novel-biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-dysfunction-and-disease-cardiotrophin-1-adipokines-and-galectin-3
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Simona Hogas, Stefana C Bilha, Dumitru Branisteanu, Mihai Hogas, Abduzhappar Gaipov, Mehmet Kanbay, Adrian Covic
Cardiovascular disease is one of the main burdens of healthcare systems worldwide. Nevertheless, assessing cardiovascular risk in both apparently healthy individuals and low/high-risk patients remains a difficult issue. Already established biomarkers (e.g. brain natriuretic peptide, troponin) have significantly improved the assessment of major cardiovascular events and diseases but cannot be applied to all patients and in some cases do not provide sufficiently accurate information. In this context, new potential biomarkers that reflect various underlying pathophysiological cardiac and vascular modifications are needed...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721157/micrornas-and-metabolic-disorders-where-are-we-heading
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Agnieszka Sliwinska, Marta A Kasinska, Jozef Drzewoski
MicroRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) are short, non-coding molecules engaged in normal functioning of eukaryotic cells, as negative regulators of gene expression. Since the first discovery of miRNA in the early 1990s, hundreds of different miRNAs and their targets have been identified. A growing number of studies have aimed to search for microRNAs which have a key role in the regulation of insulin signaling and metabolic homeostasis. Recent evidence indicates that dysregulation of miRNA expression is involved in the development of various diseases, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), obesity and cardiovascular diseases...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721156/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-hormones-a-novel-insight
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Marek Ruchała, Barbara Bromińska, Ewa Cyrańska-Chyrek, Barbara Kuźnar-Kamińska, Magdalena Kostrzewska, Halina Batura-Gabryel
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder characterized by repetitive collapse of the upper respiratory tract during sleep, occurs in about 4% of middle-aged men and 2% of women. The incidence of the disorder is rising due to an increase in obesity and ageing of the population. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea are at elevated risk of some endocrinal and metabolic disorders, which may lead to serious consequences including shortening of life expectancy. The recognition and understanding of interactions between local upper airway dysfunction and its endocrinal consequences is therefore vital...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721155/clinical-importance-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue
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Eszter Nagy, Adam L Jermendy, Bela Merkely, Pal Maurovich-Horvat
Different visceral fat compartments have several systemic effects and may play a role in the development of both insulin resistance and cardiovascular diseases. In the last couple of years special attention has been paid to the epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), which can be quantified by non-invasive cardiac imaging techniques. The epicardial fat is a unique fat compartment between the myocardium and the visceral pericardium sharing a common embryologic origin with the visceral fat depot. Epicardial adipose tissue has several specific roles, and its local effects on cardiac function are incorporated in the complex pathomechanism of coronary artery disease...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721154/obesity-and-inflammation-the-linking-mechanism-and-the-complications
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Mohammed S Ellulu, Ismail Patimah, Huzwah Khaza'ai, Asmah Rahmat, Yehia Abed
Obesity is the accumulation of abnormal or excessive fat that may interfere with the maintenance of an optimal state of health. The excess of macronutrients in the adipose tissues stimulates them to release inflammatory mediators such as tumor necrosis factor α and interleukin 6, and reduces production of adiponectin, predisposing to a pro-inflammatory state and oxidative stress. The increased level of interleukin 6 stimulates the liver to synthesize and secrete C-reactive protein. As a risk factor, inflammation is an imbedded mechanism of developed cardiovascular diseases including coagulation, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and diabetes mellitus...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721153/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-iron-and-inflammation-are-they-related-in-early-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Ewelina Lukaszyk, Mateusz Lukaszyk, Ewa Koc-Zorawska, Anna Bodzenta-Lukaszyk, Jolanta Malyszko
INTRODUCTION: Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) levels are elevated in impaired renal function. Inflammation and iron are potential regulators of FGF-23. The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between FGF-23 concentration, novel iron status biomarkers and inflammatory parameters among patients with early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population included 84 patients with CKD in the early stage. Serum hemoglobin, fibrinogen, creatinine, iron, transferrin saturation and ferritin levels were measured using standard laboratory methods...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721152/clinical-syntax-score-a-good-predictor-for-renal-artery-stenosis-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-analysis-from-the-ren-acs-trial
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Alexandru Burlacu, Dimitrie Siriopol, Ionut Nistor, Luminita Voroneanu, Igor Nedelciuc, Cristian Statescu, Adrian Covic
INTRODUCTION: In ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients, multisite artery disease represents a serious issue influencing evolution, outcomes and prognosis. We evaluated for the first time the power of the Myocardial Infarction SYNTAX Score (MI SS) and Clinical SYNTAX Score (MI CSS) as predictors for renal artery stenosis (RAS) in STEMI. We also stratified the study population according to the two scores, and identified the variables correlated with the higher score. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used data from the REN-ACS study, which included 181 consecutive patients prospectively investigated for presence of RAS (through renal angiography), arterial stiffness (carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, cf-PWV) and hydration status (bioimpedance)...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721151/moderate-dose-atorvastatin-improves-arterial-endothelial-function-in-patients-with-angina-pectoris-and-normal-coronary-angiogram-a-pilot-study
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Amela Kabaklić, Zlatko Fras
INTRODUCTION: Endothelial dysfunction could contribute to the pathophysiology of angina pectoris (AP) in patients with normal coronary angiograms. Besides lipid-lowering effects, statins exert pleiotropic effects including improving endothelial function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our double-blind study included 58 patients with AP, noninvasively confirmed myocardial ischemia and a normal coronary angiogram. The effect of once-daily 20 mg atorvastatin (A) was compared with placebo (P) for 6 months...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721150/phenotype-distribution-of-the-paraoxonase-gene-in-patients-with-cardiac-disease
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Hamit Yasar Ellidag, Ozgur Aydin, Esin Eren, Necat Yilmaz, Tugra Gencpinar, Selcuk Kucukseymen, Akar Yilmaz, Fatma Demet Arslan Ince
INTRODUCTION: Paraoxonase (PON1) is an enigmatic enzyme with multiple enzymatic properties including arylesterase and lactonase activities besides its ability to hydrolyze the toxic metabolite of parathion, paraoxon. The aim of this study was to determine the phenotype distribution of PON1 in patients with cardiac disease who were classified in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), heart valve disease (HVD), heart failure (HF) and ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) groups and healthy subjects as a control group...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721149/apolipoprotein-a1-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Lang-Biao Xu, Ya-Feng Zhou, Jia-Lu Yao, Si-Jia Sun, Qing Rui, Xiang-Jun Yang, Xiao-Bo Li
INTRODUCTION: It has been reported that APOA1 -75G/A polymorphism might be associated with susceptibility to coronary artery disease (CAD). Owing to mixed and inconclusive results, we conducted a meta-analysis to systematically summarize and clarify the association between APOA1-75G/A polymorphism and the risk of CAD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic search of studies on the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) with susceptibility to CAD was conducted...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721148/association-of-moderate-aerobic-exercise-and-rho-associated-kinase-2-concentration-in-subjects-with-dyslipidemia
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Huadong Bai, Jingchun Sun, Guiying Du, Fengjun Jiao
INTRODUCTION: Dyslipidemia is associated with increased rho-associated kinase 2 (ROCK2) concentration. Whether moderate aerobic exercise could attenuate leukocyte ROCK2 concentration is unknown. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred subjects with dyslipidemia and without statin treatment were enrolled and assigned to exercise and control groups. In the exercise group, at least 30 min of moderate aerobic exercise per day 5 times weekly was recommended. In the control group, participants were recommended to undertake exercise of the same intensity as the exercise group but not mandatorily...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721147/the-importance-of-two-metabolic-syndrome-diagnostic-criteria-and-body-fat-distribution-in-predicting-clinical-severity-and-prognosis-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Marko Mornar Jelavic, Zdravko Babic, Hrvoje Pintaric
INTRODUCTION: The interrelation between metabolic syndrome (MetS) (the revised National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III) and International Diabetes Federation (IDF)) and obesity indices in predicting clinical severity and prognosis of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is insufficiently known. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective study included 250 acute STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721146/the-role-of-selected-adipokines-and-ghrelin-in-the-prognosis-after-myocardial-infarction-in-a-12-month-follow-up-in-the-presence-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Błażej Michalski, Ewa Szymczyk, Lukasz Peczek, Barbara Nawrot, Karolina Kupczynska, Maria Krzemińska-Pakuła, Jan Z Peruga, Piotr Lipiec, Jarosław D Kasprzak
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of selected adipokines in the improvement in the ejection fraction and in the development of adverse cardiac remodeling during 12 months of follow-up among patients with an ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the presence of metabolic syndrome (MeS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 69 patients (49 male; mean age: 59 ±10 years) with a first STEMI that was treated with a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI)...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721145/increased-plasma-concentrations-of-interleukin-35-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Paulina Gorzelak-Pabiś, Maciej Chalubinski, Katarzyna Wojdan, Emilia Luczak, Iwona Duraj, Monika Mozdzan, Marlena Broncel
INTRODUCTION: Atherosclerosis leading to coronary artery disease (CAD) is a chronic inflammatory condition. Interleukin 35 (IL-35) released by regulatory T cells (Tregs) has been found to be associated with CAD in the Chinese population. However, nothing is known about the relation between IL-35 concentrations and cholesterol levels. The aim of the study was to assess the levels of IL-35 in CAD patients and healthy subjects from a Caucasian population, and to analyze the relationship between IL-35 and the levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), sex and postmenopausal status...
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