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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321399/renocardiovascular-biomarkers-from-the-perspective-of-managing-chronic-kidney-disease-and-cardiovascular-disease
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Shinichiro Niizuma, Yoshitaka Iwanaga, Takaharu Yahata, Shunichi Miyazaki
Mortality among the patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remains high because of the very high incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) such as coronary artery disease, cardiac hypertrophy, and heart failure. Identifying CVD in patients with CKD/ESRD remains a significant hurdle and the early diagnosis and therapy for CVD is crucial in these patients. Therefore, it is necessary for the better management to identify and utilize cardiovascular (CV) biomarkers in profiling CVD risk and enabling stratification of early mortality...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303243/high-density-lipoprotein-subfractions-and-cholesterol-efflux-capacity-are-not-affected-by-supervised-exercise-but-are-associated-with-baseline-interleukin-6-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
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Mazen S Albaghdadi, Zheng Wang, Ying Gao, R Kannan Mutharasan, John Wilkins
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the association between high-density lipoprotein (HDL) subfractions, efflux capacity, and inflammatory markers at baseline and the effect of supervised exercise on these HDL parameters in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS: The study to improve leg circulation (SILC) was a randomized trial of supervised treadmill exercise, leg resistance training, or control in individuals with PAD. In a post hoc cross-sectional analysis, we quantified the associations between baseline HDL subfraction concentrations (HDL2 and HDL3), HDL-C efflux capacity, and inflammatory markers [C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6)]...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289683/multidimensional-integrative-genomics-approaches-to-dissecting-cardiovascular-disease
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Douglas Arneson, Le Shu, Brandon Tsai, Rio Barrere-Cain, Christine Sun, Xia Yang
Elucidating the mechanisms of complex diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a significant challenge due to multidimensional alterations at molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ levels. To better understand CVD and offer insights into the underlying mechanisms and potential therapeutic strategies, data from multiple omics types (genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, microbiomics) from both humans and model organisms have become available. However, individual omics data types capture only a fraction of the molecular mechanisms...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286751/new-delivery-systems-of-stem-cells-for-vascular-regeneration-in-ischemia
#4
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Adegbenro Omotuyi John Fakoya
The finances of patients and countries are increasingly overwhelmed with the plague of cardiovascular diseases as a result of having to chronically manage the associated complications of ischemia such as heart failures, neurological deficits, chronic limb ulcers, gangrenes, and amputations. Hence, scientific research has sought for alternate therapies since pharmacological and surgical treatments have fallen below expectations in providing the desired quality of life. The advent of stem cells research has raised expectations with respect to vascular regeneration and tissue remodeling, hence assuring the patients of the possibility of an improved quality of life...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261583/fractionated-concurrent-exercise-throughout-the-day-does-not-promote-acute-blood-pressure-benefits-in-hypertensive-middle-aged-women
#5
Luan M Azevêdo, Alice C de Souza, Laiza Ellen S Santos, Rodrigo Miguel Dos Santos, Manuella O M de Fernandes, Jeeser A Almeida, Emerson Pardono
Hypertension is a chronic disease that affects about 30% of the world's population, and the physical exercise plays an important role on its non-pharmacological treatment. Anywise, the dose-response of physical exercise fractionation throughout the day demands more investigation, allowing new exercise prescription possibilities. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze the acute blood pressure (BP) kinetics after 1 h of exercises and the BP reactivity after different concurrent exercise (CE) sessions and its fractioning of hypertensive middle-aged women...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261582/assessment-of-diastolic-function-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Dilveer Kaur Panesar, Michael Burch
Diastolic function is an important component of left ventricular (LV) function which is often overlooked. It can cause symptoms of heart failure in patients even in the presence of normal systolic function. The parameters used to assess diastolic function often measure flow and are affected by the loading conditions of the heart. The interpretation of diastolic function in the context of congenital heart disease requires some understanding of the effects of the lesions themselves on these parameters. Individual congenital lesions will be discussed in this paper...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243592/loop-recorder-detected-high-rate-of-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-a-single-balloon-or-basket-based-ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-results-of-the-macpaf-study
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Alexander Schirdewan, Juliane Herm, Mattias Roser, Ulf Landmesser, Matthias Endres, Lydia Koch, Karl Georg Haeusler
PURPOSE: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is an established approach to treat symptomatic non-permanent atrial fibrillation (AF). Detecting AF recurrence after PVI is important, if discontinuation of oral anticoagulation after ablation is considered. METHODS: Patients with symptomatic paroxysmal AF were enrolled in the prospective randomized mesh ablator vs. cryoballoon pulmonary vein (PV) ablation of symptomatic paroxysmal AF study, comparing efficacy and safety of the HD Mesh Ablator(®) (C...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224128/upregulation-of-th-il-17-pathway-related-genes-in-human-coronary-endothelial-cells-stimulated-with-serum-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Giovanni Cimmino, Loreta Pia Ciuffreda, Giovanni Ciccarelli, Paolo Calabrò, Fiorella Angelica Valeria Ferraiolo, Alessia Rivellino, Raffaele De Palma, Paolo Golino, Francesco Rossi, Plinio Cirillo, Liberato Berrino
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays an essential role in the development and complications of atherosclerosis plaques, including acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Indeed, previous reports have shown that within the coronary circulation of ACS patients, several soluble mediators are released. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that endothelial dysfunction might play an important role in atherosclerosis as well as ACS pathophysiology. However, the mechanisms by which these soluble mediators might affect endothelial functions are still largely unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210619/a-useful-tool-as-a-medical-checkup-in-a-general-population-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis
#9
Mika Enomoto, Hisashi Adachi, Ako Fukami, Eita Kumagai, Sachiko Nakamura, Yume Nohara, Shoko Kono, Erika Nakao, Nagisa Morikawa, Tomoko Tsuru, Akiko Sakaue, Yoshihiro Fukumoto
Accumulation of visceral fat leads to metabolic syndrome and increases risks of cerebro-cardiovascular diseases, which should be recognized and improved at the early stage in general population. Accurate measurement of visceral fat area (VFA) is commonly performed by the abdominal cross-sectional image measured by computed tomography scan, which is, however, limited due to the radiation exposure. The bioelectrical impedance analysis (OMRON, HDS-2000 DUALSCAN(R)) has been recently developed to measure VFA, which is more easily accessible modality...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194400/eating-the-dead-to-keep-atherosclerosis-at-bay
#10
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Megan L Brophy, Yunzhou Dong, Hao Wu, H N Ashiqur Rahman, Kai Song, Hong Chen
Atherosclerosis is the primary cause of coronary heart disease (CHD), ischemic stroke, and peripheral arterial disease. Despite effective lipid-lowering therapies and prevention programs, atherosclerosis is still the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Moreover, the prevalence of CHD in developing countries worldwide is rapidly increasing at a rate expected to overtake those of cancer and diabetes. Prominent risk factors include the hardening of arteries and high levels of cholesterol, which lead to the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119918/cardiovascular-hypertensive-crisis-recent-evidence-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Christos Varounis, Vasiliki Katsi, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, John Lekakis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Despite the high prevalence of hypertension (HTN), only a small proportion of the hypertensive patients will ultimately develop hypertensive crisis. In fact, some patients with hypertensive crisis do not report a history of HTN or previous use of antihypertensive medication. The majority of the patients with hypertensive crisis often report non-specific symptoms, whereas heart-related symptoms (dyspnea, chest pain, arrhythmias, and syncope) are less common. Hypertensive crises can be divided into hypertensive emergencies or hypertensive urgencies according to the presence or absence of acute target organ damage, respectively...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018907/the-use-of-the-ambulatory-arterial-stiffness-index-in-patients-suspected-of-secondary-hypertension
#12
Joshua R A Verbakel, Ahmet Adiyaman, Nicole Kraayvanger, Dirk G Dechering, Cornelis T Postma
The ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) is a marker of arterial stiffness and is derived from ambulatory 24-h blood pressure registration. We studied whether the AASI could be used as a predictive factor for the presence of renal artery stenosis (RAS) in patients with a suspicion of secondary hypertension and as such as a diagnostic tool for RAS. We included 169 patients with difficult-to-treat hypertension. They all underwent 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring registration, imaging of the renal arteries, and cardiovascular risk measurement, including smoking, history, biometrics, blood pressure, renal function, lipids, and glucose metabolism...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999776/-freeze-don-t-move-how-to-arrest-a-suspect-in-heart-failure-a-review-on-available-grk2-inhibitors
#13
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Daniela Sorriento, Michele Ciccarelli, Ersilia Cipolletta, Bruno Trimarco, Guido Iaccarino
Cardiovascular disease and heart failure (HF) still collect the largest toll of death in western societies and all over the world. A growing number of molecular mechanisms represent possible targets for new therapeutic strategies, which can counteract the metabolic and structural changes observed in the failing heart. G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2) is one of such targets for which experimental and clinical evidence are established. Indeed, several strategies have been carried out in place to interface with the known GRK2 mechanisms of action in the failing heart...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965964/pulmonary-perfusion-and-ventilation-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-are-not-associated-with-improved-postoperative-outcomes-after-cardiac-surgery
#14
Yiliam F Rodriguez-Blanco, Angela Gologorsky, Tomas Antonio Salerno, Kaming Lo, Edward Gologorsky
OBJECTIVES: Clinical trials of either pulmonary perfusion or ventilation during cardiopulmonary bypass (CBP) are equivocal. We hypothesized that to achieve significant improvement in outcomes both interventions had to be concurrent. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTINGS: Major academic tertiary referral medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred seventy-four consecutive patients who underwent open heart surgery with CBP 2009-2013...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933299/strategy-to-prime-the-host-and-cells-to-augment-therapeutic-efficacy-of-progenitor-cells-for-patients-with-myocardial-infarction
#15
REVIEW
Jeehoon Kang, Tae-Won Kim, Jin Hur, Hyo-Soo Kim
Cell therapy in myocardial infarction (MI) is an innovative strategy that is regarded as a rescue therapy to repair the damaged myocardium and to promote neovascularization for the ischemic border zone. Among several stem cell sources for this purpose, autologous progenitors from bone marrow or peripheral blood would be the most feasible and safest cell-source. Despite the theoretical benefit of cell therapy, this method is not widely adopted in the actual clinical practice due to its low therapeutic efficacy...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900323/unexpected-dual-left-anterior-descending-artery-as-a-source-of-percutaneous-coronary-revascularization-failure
#16
Steven D Hajdu, Salah D Qanadli
Dual left anterior descending artery (LAD) is rare. A 61-year-old patient was referred because of angina and a positive stress test. Coronary angiography revealed a short LAD originating from the left main coronary artery. Computed tomography showed a long LAD originating above the right coronary artery sinus.
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867942/quantification-of-calcified-particles-in-human-valve-tissue-reveals-asymmetry-of-calcific-aortic-valve-disease-development
#17
Katsumi Yabusaki, Joshua D Hutcheson, Payal Vyas, Sergio Bertazzo, Simon C Body, Masanori Aikawa, Elena Aikawa
Recent studies indicated that small calcified particles observable by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) may initiate calcification in cardiovascular tissues. We hypothesized that if the calcified particles precede gross calcification observed in calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD), they would exhibit a regional asymmetric distribution associated with CAVD development, which always initiates at the base of aortic valve leaflets adjacent to the aortic outflow in a region known as the fibrosa. Testing this hypothesis required counting the calcified particles in histological sections of aortic valve leaflets...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833913/glycemic-control-with-ipragliflozin-a-novel-selective-sglt2-inhibitor-ameliorated-endothelial-dysfunction-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mouse
#18
Hotimah Masdan Salim, Daiju Fukuda, Shusuke Yagi, Takeshi Soeki, Michio Shimabukuro, Masataka Sata
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction caused by increased oxidative stress is a critical initiator of macro- and micro-vascular disease development in diabetic patients. Ipragliflozin, a selective sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, offers a novel approach for the treatment of diabetes by enhancing urinary glucose excretion. The aim of this study was to examine whether ipragliflozin attenuates endothelial dysfunction in diabetic mice. METHODS: Eight-week-old male C57BL/6 mice were treated with streptozotocin (150 mg/kg) by a single intraperitoneal injection to induce diabetes mellitus...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818991/percutaneous-device-to-narrow-the-coronary-sinus-shifting-paradigm-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-angina-a-review-of-the-literature
#19
Daniela Benedetto, Masieh Abawi, Pieter R Stella, Freek Nijhoff, Maxime D M Lakemeier, Friso Kortlandt, Pieter A Doevendans, Pierfrancesco Agostoni
Refractory angina pectoris is defined as a chronic debilitating condition characterized by the presence of chronic anginal symptoms due to a severe obstructive and/or diffuse coronary artery disease that cannot be controlled by the combination of medical therapy and/or revascularization (percutaneous or surgical). In addition, the presence of myocardial ischemia as a cause of the symptoms must have been documented. The coronary sinus reducer (CSR) is a recently introduced percutaneous device to treat patients with severe anginal symptoms refractory to optimal medical therapy and not amenable to conventional revascularization...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807535/rat-heterotopic-heart-transplantation-model-to-investigate-unloading-induced-myocardial-remodeling
#20
REVIEW
Xuebin Fu, Adrian Segiser, Thierry P Carrel, Hendrik T Tevaearai Stahel, Henriette Most
Unloading of the failing left ventricle in order to achieve myocardial reverse remodeling and improvement of contractile function has been developed as a strategy with the increasing frequency of implantation of left ventricular assist devices in clinical practice. But, reverse remodeling remains an elusive target, with high variability and exact mechanisms still largely unclear. The small animal model of heterotopic heart transplantation (hHTX) in rodents has been widely implemented to study the effects of complete and partial unloading on cardiac failing and non-failing tissue to better understand the structural and molecular changes that underlie myocardial recovery...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
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