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Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425039/disaggregation-following-agonist-induced-platelet-activation-in-patients-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
#1
Patricia P Wadowski, Beate Eichelberger, Christoph W Kopp, Joseph Pultar, Daniela Seidinger, Renate Koppensteiner, Irene M Lang, Simon Panzer, Thomas Gremmel
Disaggregation as the difference between maximal and final platelet aggregation by light transmission aggregometry indicates the stability of platelet aggregates. We evaluated the extent of disaggregation after platelet stimulation with adenosine diphosphate (ADP), arachidonic acid (AA), collagen, epinephrine, and thrombin receptor-activating peptide (TRAP)-6 in 323 patients on dual antiplatelet therapy with daily aspirin and clopidogrel (group 1), prasugrel (group 2), or ticagrelor (group 3) therapy. All patients in group 1 underwent elective angioplasty and stenting, whereas all patients included in groups 2 and 3 suffered from acute coronary syndromes (STEMI or NSTEMI) and underwent urgent PCI...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401511/deep-phenotyping-of-systemic-arterial-hemodynamics-in-hfpef-part-2-clinical-and-therapeutic-considerations
#2
Julio A Chirinos
Multiple phase III trials over the last few decades have failed to demonstrate a clear benefit of various pharmacologic interventions in heart failure with a preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (HFpEF). Therefore, a better understanding of its pathophysiology is important. An accompanying review describes key technical and physiologic aspects regarding the deep phenotyping of arterial hemodynamics in HFpEF. This review deals with the potential of this approach to enhance our clinical, translational, and therapeutic approach to HFpEF...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397162/sustained-placental-growth-factor-2-treatment-does-not-aggravate-advanced-atherosclerosis-in-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#3
Ming Wu, Peter Pokreisz, Melissa Swinnen, Ellen Caluwe, Hilde Gillijns, Nina Vanden Driessche, Andrea Casazza, Erik Verbeken, Desire Collen, Stefan Janssens
Angiogenic growth factor therapy for ischemic cardiovascular disease carries a risk of stimulating atherosclerotic plaque growth. We evaluated risk benefit ratio of sustained administration of recombinant human placental growth factor (rhPlGF)-2 in mice with advanced atherosclerosis and chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy. We maintained apolipoprotein E-deficient mice on a high cholesterol diet and induced myocardial infarction by transient ligation at 4 weeks. At 8 weeks, we assessed left ventricular (LV) function and randomized mice to receive rhPlGF-2 or vehicle (VEH) subcutaneously for 28 days...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382580/the-dynamics-of-cardiovascular-biomarkers-in-non-elite-marathon-runners
#4
Emma Roca, Lexa Nescolarde, Josep Lupón, Jaume Barallat, James L Januzzi, Peter Liu, M Cruz Pastor, Antoni Bayes-Genis
The number of recreational/non-elite athletes participating in marathons is increasing, but data regarding impact of endurance exercise on cardiovascular health are conflicting. This study evaluated 79 recreational athletes of the 2016 Barcelona Marathon (72% men; mean age 39 ± 6 years; 71% ≥35 years). Blood samples were collected at baseline (24-48 h before the race), immediately after the race (1-2 h after the race), and 48-h post-race. Amino-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP, a marker of myocardial strain), ST2 (a marker of extracellular matrix remodeling and fibrosis, inflammation, and myocardial strain), and high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT, a marker of myocyte stress/injury) were assayed...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364193/radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-atherosclerotic-plaque-a-proof-of-concept-study-in-an-atherosclerotic-model
#5
Guilielmus H J M Ellenbroek, Gerardus P J van Hout, Saskia C A de Jager, Leo Timmers, Aryan Vink, Roel Goldschmeding, Petra van der Kraak, Gerard Pasterkamp, Imo E Hoefer, Petrus A Doevendans, Yolande Appelman
Increased plaque vascularization is causatively associated with the progression of unstable atherosclerotic vessel disease. We investigated the safety and efficacy of heat-generating radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in reducing the number of vessels in the plaque and adventitia and its effect on plaque size and composition. To this end, New Zealand White rabbits were fed a cholesterol-enriched diet and subjected to balloon denudation of the infrarenal aorta to induce atherosclerotic plaque formation. After 13 weeks, the proximal or distal half of the infrarenal aorta was exposed to transluminal RFA...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289983/stem-cell-spheroids-and-ex-vivo-niche-modeling-rationalization-and-scaling-up
#6
REVIEW
Isotta Chimenti, Diana Massai, Umberto Morbiducci, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Maurizio Pesce, Elisa Messina
Improved protocols/devices for in vitro culture of 3D cell spheroids may provide essential cues for proper growth and differentiation of stem/progenitor cells (S/PCs) in their niche, allowing preservation of specific features, such as multi-lineage potential and paracrine activity. Several platforms have been employed to replicate these conditions and to generate S/PC spheroids for therapeutic applications. However, they incompletely reproduce the niche environment, with partial loss of its highly regulated network, with additional hurdles in the field of cardiac biology, due to debated resident S/PCs therapeutic potential and clinical translation...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281243/mimicking-cardiac-fibrosis-in-a-dish-fibroblast-density-rather-than-collagen-density-weakens-cardiomyocyte-function
#7
Ariane C C van Spreeuwel, Noortje A M Bax, Bastiaan J van Nierop, Annemieke Aartsma-Rus, Marie-José T H Goumans, Carlijn V C Bouten
Cardiac fibrosis is one of the most devastating effects of cardiac disease. Current in vitro models of cardiac fibrosis do not sufficiently mimic the complex in vivo environment of the cardiomyocyte. We determined the local composition and mechanical properties of the myocardium in established mouse models of genetic and acquired fibrosis and tested the effect of myocardial composition on cardiomyocyte contractility in vitro by systematically manipulating the number of fibroblasts and collagen concentration in a platform of engineered cardiac microtissues...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281242/regulation-of-a-kinase-anchoring-protein-12-by-heat-shock-protein-a12b-to-prevent-ventricular-dysfunction-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-diabetic-rats
#8
Vaithinathan Selvaraju, Sumanth C Suresh, Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu, Jayakanthan Mannu, Jocelyn L C Foye, Premendu P Mathur, J Alexander Palesty, Juan A Sanchez, David W McFadden, Nilanjana Maulik
We examined the effects of overexpressing HSPA12B on angiogenesis and myocardial function by intramyocardial administration of adenovirus encoding HSPA12B (Ad. HSPA12B) in a streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat subjected to myocardial infarction. Rats were divided randomly into six groups: control sham (CS) + Ad.LacZ, control myocardial infarction (CMI) + Ad.LacZ, control MI + Ad.HSPA12B, diabetic sham (DS) + Ad.LacZ, diabetic MI + Ad.LacZ and diabetic MI + Ad.HSPA12B. Following MI or sham surgery, the respective groups received either Ad...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281241/decellularized-cryopreserved-allografts-as-off-the-shelf-allogeneic-alternative-for-heart-valve-replacement-in-vitro-assessment-before-clinical-translation
#9
Laura Iop, Adolfo Paolin, Paola Aguiari, Diletta Trojan, Elisa Cogliati, Gino Gerosa
Cryopreserved allogeneic conduits are the elective biocompatible choice among currently available substitutes for surgical replacement in end-stage valvulopathy. However, degeneration occurs in 15 years in adults or faster in children, due to recipient's immunological reactions to donor's antigens. Here, human aortic valves were decellularized by TRICOL, based on Triton X-100 and sodium cholate, and submitted to standard cryopreservation (TRICOL-human aortic valves (hAVs)). Tissue samples were analyzed to study the effects of the combined procedure on original valve architecture and donor's cell removal...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281240/translational-challenges-in-cardiovascular-tissue-engineering
#10
Maximilian Y Emmert, Emanuela S Fioretta, Simon P Hoerstrup
Valvular heart disease and congenital heart defects represent a major cause of death around the globe. Although current therapy strategies have rapidly evolved over the decades and are nowadays safe, effective, and applicable to many affected patients, the currently used artificial prostheses are still suboptimal. They do not promote regeneration, physiological remodeling, or growth (particularly important aspects for children) as their native counterparts. This results in the continuous degeneration and subsequent failure of these prostheses which is often associated with an increased morbidity and mortality as well as the need for multiple re-interventions...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265882/cardiovascular-bio-engineering-current-state-of-the-art
#11
REVIEW
Teresa Simon-Yarza, Isabelle Bataille, Didier Letourneur
Despite the introduction of new drugs and innovative devices contributing in the last years to improve patients' quality of life, morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular diseases remain high. There is an urgent need for addressing the underlying problem of the loss of cardiac or vascular tissues and therefore developing new therapies. Autologous vascular transplants are often limited by poor quality of donor sites and heart organ transplantation by donor shortage. Vascular and cardiac tissue engineering, whose aim is to repair or replace cardiovascular tissues by the use of cells, engineering and materials, as well as biochemical and physicochemical factors, appears in this scenario as a promising tool to repair the damaged hearts and vessels...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258421/phenomapping-for-the-identification-of-hypertensive-patients-with-the-myocardial-substrate-for-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#12
Daniel H Katz, Rahul C Deo, Frank G Aguilar, Senthil Selvaraj, Eva E Martinez, Lauren Beussink-Nelson, Kwang-Youn A Kim, Jie Peng, Marguerite R Irvin, Hemant Tiwari, D C Rao, Donna K Arnett, Sanjiv J Shah
We sought to evaluate whether unbiased machine learning of dense phenotypic data ("phenomapping") could identify distinct hypertension subgroups that are associated with the myocardial substrate (i.e., abnormal cardiac mechanics) for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). In the HyperGEN study, a population- and family-based study of hypertension, we studied 1273 hypertensive patients utilizing clinical, laboratory, and conventional echocardiographic phenotyping of the study participants. We used machine learning analysis of 47 continuous phenotypic variables to identify mutually exclusive groups constituting a novel classification of hypertension...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213846/fixation-of-bovine-pericardium-based-tissue-biomaterial-with-irreversible-chemistry-improves-biochemical-and-biomechanical-properties
#13
H Tam, W Zhang, D Infante, N Parchment, M Sacks, N Vyavahare
Bioprosthetic heart valves (BHVs), derived from glutaraldehyde crosslinked (GLUT) porcine aortic valve leaflets or bovine pericardium (BP), are used to replace defective heart valves. However, valve failure can occur within 12-15 years due to calcification and/or progressive structural degeneration. We present a novel fabrication method that utilizes carbodiimide, neomycin trisulfate, and pentagalloyl glucose crosslinking chemistry (TRI) to better stabilize the extracellular matrix of BP. We demonstrate that TRI-treated BP is more compliant than GLUT-treated BP...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210939/deep-phenotyping-of-systemic-arterial-hemodynamics-in-hfpef-part-1-physiologic-and-technical-considerations
#14
REVIEW
Julio A Chirinos
A better understanding of the pathophysiology of heart failure with a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF) is important. Detailed phenotyping of pulsatile hemodynamics has provided important insights into the pathophysiology of left ventricular remodeling and fibrosis, diastolic dysfunction, microvascular disease, and impaired oxygen delivery to peripheral skeletal muscle, all of which contribute to exercise intolerance, the cardinal feature of HFpEF. Furthermore, arterial pulsatile hemodynamic mechanisms likely contribute to the frequent presence of comorbidities, such as renal failure and dementia, in this population...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205013/utilizing-the-foreign-body-response-to-grow-tissue-engineered-blood-vessels-in-vivo
#15
Wouter J Geelhoed, Lorenzo Moroni, Joris I Rotmans
It is well known that the number of patients requiring a vascular grafts for use as vessel replacement in cardiovascular diseases, or as vascular access site for hemodialysis is ever increasing. The development of tissue engineered blood vessels (TEBV's) is a promising method to meet this increasing demand vascular grafts, without having to rely on poorly performing synthetic options such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or Dacron. The generation of in vivo TEBV's involves utilizing the host reaction to an implanted biomaterial for the generation of completely autologous tissues...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168652/impaired-tissue-oxygenation-in-metabolic-syndrome-requires-increased-microvascular-perfusion-heterogeneity
#16
P Mason McClatchey, Fan Wu, I Mark Olfert, Christopher G Ellis, Daniel Goldman, Jane E B Reusch, Jefferson C Frisbee
Metabolic syndrome (MS) in obese Zucker rats (OZR) is associated with impaired skeletal muscle performance and blunted hyperemia. Studies suggest that reduced O2 diffusion capacity is required to explain compromised muscle performance and that heterogeneous microvascular perfusion distribution is critical. We modeled tissue oxygenation during muscle contraction in control and OZR skeletal muscle using physiologically realistic relationships. Using a network model of Krogh cylinders with increasing perfusion asymmetry and increased plasma skimming, we predict increased perfusion heterogeneity and decreased muscle oxygenation in OZR, with partial recovery following therapy...
February 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138913/usefulness-of-genetic-testing-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-an-analysis-using-real-world-data
#17
M Alejandra Restrepo-Cordoba, Oscar Campuzano, Tomás Ripoll-Vera, Marta Cobo-Marcos, Irene Mademont-Soler, José M Gámez, Fernando Dominguez, Esther Gonzalez-Lopez, Laura Padron-Barthe, Enrique Lara-Pezzi, Luis Alonso-Pulpon, Ramon Brugada, Pablo Garcia-Pavia
This study sought to determine the usefulness of genetic testing to predict evolution in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and to assess the role of genetic testing in clinical practice. Genetic results of 100 HCM patients tested for mutations in ≥10 HCM-causing genes were evaluated. Patients were classified as with poor (group A) or favourable (group B) clinical course. Forty-five pathogenic mutations (PM) were identified in 28 patients (56 %) from group A and in 23 (46 %) from group B (p = 0.317). Only 40 patients (40 %) exhibited PM that had been previously reported and only 15 (15 %) had PM reported in ≥10 individuals...
February 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116550/implantation-of-a-poly-l-lactide-gcsf-functionalized-scaffold-in-a-model-of-chronic-myocardial-infarction
#18
Cristiano Spadaccio, Francesco Nappi, Federico De Marco, Pietro Sedati, Chiara Taffon, Antonio Nenna, Anna Crescenzi, Massimo Chello, Marcella Trombetta, Ivancarmine Gambardella, Alberto Rainer
A previously developed poly-L-lactide scaffold releasing granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (PLLA/GCSF) was tested in a rabbit chronic model of myocardial infarction (MI) as a ventricular patch. Control groups were constituted by healthy, chronic MI and nonfunctionalized PLLA scaffold. PLLA-based electrospun scaffold efficiently integrated into a chronic infarcted myocardium. Functionalization of the biopolymer with GCSF led to increased fibroblast-like vimentin-positive cellular colonization and reduced inflammatory cell infiltration within the micrometric fiber mesh in comparison to nonfunctionalized scaffold; PLLA/GCSF polymer induced an angiogenetic process with a statistically significant increase in the number of neovessels compared to the nonfunctionalized scaffold; PLLA/GCSF implanted at the infarcted zone induced a reorganization of the ECM architecture leading to connective tissue deposition and scar remodeling...
February 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097522/severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-in-adults-is-associated-with-increased-levels-of-circulating-intermediate-monocytes
#19
Bernd Hewing, Sebastian Chi-Diep Au, Antje Ludwig, Rena Ellerbroek, Phillip van Dijck, Lisa Hartmann, Herko Grubitzsch, Carolin Giannini, Michael Laule, Verena Stangl, Gert Baumann, Karl Stangl
Individual monocyte subsets have been associated with atherosclerotic disease, but their distribution has not been evaluated in aortic valve stenosis (AS) so far. In the present study, we have asked whether levels of the circulating intermediate monocyte subset are increased in AS. Classical (CD14++CD16-), intermediate (CD14++CD16+), and non-classical (CD14+CD16++) CD86-positive monocytes and monocyte activation (intensity of CD11b expression) were determined by flow cytometry in peripheral blood of patients with severe AS (n = 100) and matched AS-free controls (n = 75)...
February 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035653/non-classical-monocytes-levels-increased-by-subcutaneous-fat-secretome-are-associated-with-less-rehospitalization-after-heart-failure-admission
#20
Sonia Eiras, Alfonso Varela-Román, Mariléia Cháves Andrade, Ana Castro, Rocío González-Ferreiro, Juan E Viñuela, Ángel Fernández-Trasancos, Marcos C Carreira, Ezequiel Álvarez, Felipe F Casanueva, José R González-Juanatey
Differential monocyte subsets are increased in obesity and heart failure (HF). We studied their role as predictors of rehospitalization for HF and their regulation by adipose tissue. Monocyte subsets and body fat composition were determined from 136 patients at the discharge after HF admission. Regulation of monocytes by SAT secretomes from obese/non-obese patients with HF was studied in a cell culture method. Proteomic analysis of secretome SAT was performed by LC-MALDI TOF/TOF. High CD14(-)CD16(+) monocyte levels indicated less rehospitalization for HF (p = 0...
February 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
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