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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243206/ical-and-ito-mediate-rate-dependent-repolarization-in-rabbit-atrial-myocytes
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Jian-Wen Hou, Wei Li, Yu-Dong Fei, Yi-He Chen, Qian Wang, Yue-Peng Wang, Yi-Gang Li
Rate-dependent repolarization (RDR) of action potential (AP) in cardiomyocyte plays a critical role in the genesis of arrhythmias and RDR in atrium has been linked with atrial fibrillation. However, detailed studies focusing on the role of RDR in rabbit atrium are scant. In this study, atrial cells were isolated from rabbit heart and rate-dependent property was explored in single atrial cell to elucidate the underlying mechanism. Our results indicated that rate-dependent prolongation was evident at the action potential duration at 20% (APD20) and 50% (APD50) repolarization but not at 90% repolarization (APD90) under control condition...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243165/ease-of-walking-associates-with-greater-free-living-physical-activity-and-reduced-depressive-symptomology-in-breast-cancer-survivors-pilot-randomized-trial
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Stephen J Carter, Gary R Hunter, Lyse A Norian, Bulent Turan, Laura Q Rogers
PURPOSE: We hypothesized exercise training-induced improvements in ease of walking would associate with favorable changes in objectively measured physical activity (PA) and self-reported depressive symptoms following a PA behavior-change intervention in non-metastatic breast cancer survivors (BCS). METHODS: Twenty-seven BCS received random assignment to an intervention (INT) or control group (CON). INT included counseling/group discussions coupled with supervised exercise tapered to unsupervised exercise...
December 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242656/single-bolus-dose-of-epidural-magnesium-prolongs-the-duration-of-analgesia-in-cardiac-patients-undergoing-vascular-surgeries
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Amarja Sachin Nagre, Nagesh Jambure
Background and Aims: Magnesium, a physiological antagonist of calcium and N-methyl-d-aspartate, has a role in the prevention of pain in patients undergoing surgery for peripheral vascular diseases with cardiac comorbidities such as ischaemic heart disease and coronary artery disease. The objective of our study was assessment of effects of epidural magnesium in cardiac patients undergoing vascular surgery. Methods: Sixty patients of either sex American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status III undergoing surgeries for peripheral vascular diseases were enrolled...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242350/nt-probnp-guided-therapy-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-the-prima-ii-randomized-controlled-trial
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Susan Stienen, Khibar Salah, Arno H Moons, Adrianus L Bakx, Petra van Pol, Mikael Kortz, João Pedro Ferreira, Irene Marques, Jutta M Schroeder-Tanka, Jan T Keijer, Antoni Bayés-Genis, Jan G P Tijssen, Yigal M Pinto, Wouter E Kok
Background -The concept of natriuretic peptide guidance has been extensively studied in chronic heart failure (HF) patients, with only limited success. The effect of NT-proBNP-guided therapy in acute decompensated HF (ADHF) patients using a relative NT-proBNP target has not been investigated. The aim of this study was to assess whether NT-proBNP-guided therapy of ADHF patients using a relative NT-proBNP target would lead to improved outcome compared with conventional therapy. Methods -We conducted a prospective randomized, controlled trial to study the impact of in-hospital guidance for ADHF treatment by a predefined NT-proBNP target (>30% reduction from admission to discharge) versus conventional treatment...
December 14, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241309/involvement-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-activation-in-midkine-mediated-central-hypotensive-effects
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Ching-Huang Lin, Jun-Yen Pan, Jung-Jui Chang, Hsin-Hung Chen, Pei-Wen Cheng, Ching-Jiunn Tseng
The growth factor midkine has been implicated in various biologic and pathologic events. It has been shown that the peripheral influence of midkine on cardiovascular regulation is due to an influence on the renin-angiotensin system. The nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) is the primary integrative center for cardiovascular control and other autonomic functions in the central nervous system. However, the signaling mechanisms involved in midkine-mediated cardiovascular effects in the NTS remain unclear. In this study, we investigated whether the renin-angiotensin system and/ or N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-calmodulin-eNOS signaling pathways were both involved in midkine-mediated blood pressure (BP) regulation in the NTS of Wistar-Kyoto rats...
December 15, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240992/heart-rate-recovery-and-diastolic-blood-pressure-ratio-on-the-treadmill-test-predict-an-induction-and-recurrence-of-vasovagal-syncope
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Yu Jeong Choi, Ki-Woon Kang, Sang Hyun Jang, Jae Guk Kim, Soo Joo Lee, Kyung Tea Jung
Background/Aims: The induction and recurrence of syncope is a concerning situation that could be unpredicted in the vasovagal syncope (VVS). We investigated a simple predictor for the induced and recurrent VVS during Head-Up table-tilt Test (HUT) and clinically follow-up. Methods: The 143 consecutive patients with VVS (age 31 ± 19 years, 33 male) who referred by a cardiologist or neurologist and had undergone an echocardiogram, HUT, and a treadmill exercise test (TMT) were recruited and clinically follow-up...
December 18, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240004/synchronizing-gait-with-cardiac-cycle-phase-alters-heart-rate-response-during-running
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Keren Constantini, Abigail S L Stickford, Jeffery L Bleich, Paul D Mannheimer, Benjamin D Levine, Robert F Chapman
Timing foot strike to occur in synchrony with cardiac diastole may reduce left ventricular afterload and promote coronary and skeletal muscle perfusion. PURPOSE: To assess heart rate (HR) and metabolic responses to running when foot strikes are timed to occur exclusively during 1) the systolic phase of the cardiac cycle, or 2) the diastolic phase. METHODS: Ten elite male distance runners performed a testing session on a treadmill at 4.72 m[BULLET OPERATOR]s while matching their steps to an auditory tone and wearing a chest strap that transmitted accelerometer and ECG signals...
December 12, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238500/effects-of-dexmedetomidine-on-heart-arrhythmia-prevention-in-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Ghasem Soltani, Saeed Jahanbakhsh, Mohammad Abbasi Tashnizi, Mehdi Fathi, Shahram Amini, Nahid Zirak, Shima Sheybani
Background: Arrhythmia occurring during and after surgery is one of the major complications in open-heart surgery. Dexmedetomidine is an intravenous alpha-2 agonist and very specific short-acting drug to protect the various organs against ischemic injuries and blood reflow. However, the effect of dexmedetomidine for preventing intraoperative heart arrhythmias has not been recognized. Objective: This study aimed to determine the effect of dexmedetomidine on the incidence rate of heart arrhythmias and anesthetic required in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238430/safety-of-landiolol-hydrochloride-as-a-premedication-for-producing-an-appropriate-heart-rate-for-multidetector-row-computed-tomography-coronary-angiography
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Rie Koyoshi, Yuhei Shiga, Yoshiaki Idemoto, Yoko Ueda, Kohei Tashiro, Takashi Kuwano, Ken Kitajima, Kanta Fujimi, Akira Kawamura, Masahiro Ogawa, Shin-Ichiro Miura
Background: We evaluated the safety of a bolus injection of landiolol hydrochloride, an ultrashort-acting β1-selective antagonist, as a premedication prior to multidetector-row computed tomography coronary angiography (CTA). Methods: The subjects consisted of 176 patients (M/F = 64:112, 67 ± 11 years) who had heart rate (HR) at rest ≥ 70 beats/min (bpm) and underwent CTA. Systolic/diastolic blood pressure (SBP/DBP) and HR were measured before and after the administration of landiolol...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238298/enhancement-of-pleasure-during-spontaneous-dance
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Nicolò F Bernardi, Antoine Bellemare-Pepin, Isabelle Peretz
Dancing emphasizes the motor expression of emotional experiences. The bodily expression of emotions can modulate the subjective experience of emotions, as when adopting emotion-specific postures and faces. Thus, dancing potentially offers a ground for emotional coping through emotional enhancement and regulation. Here we investigated the emotional responses to music in individuals without any prior dance training while they either freely danced or refrained from movement. Participants were also tested while imitating their own dance movements but in the absence of music as a control condition...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238260/the-effect-of-400-%C3%A2%C2%B5g-inhaled-salbutamol-on-3-km-time-trial-performance-in-a-low-humidity-environment
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John Molphy, John W Dickinson, Neil J Chester, Mike Loosemore, Gregory Whyte
The Objectives of the study were to investigate whether 400 µg inhaled salbutamol influences 3 km running time-trial performance and lung function in eucapnic voluntary hyperpnoea positive (EVH+ve) and negative (EVH-ve) individuals. Fourteen male participants (22.4 ± 1.6yrs; 76.4 ± 8.7kg; 1.80 ± 0.07 m); (7 EVH+ve; 7 EVH-ve) were recruited following written informed consent. All participants undertook an EVH challenge to identify either EVH+ve (↓FEV1>10%) or EVH-ve (↓FEV1<10%). Participants performed three separate 3 km running time-trials in a low-humidity (20-25%) environment on a non-motorized treadmill, 15 minutes following inhalation of salbutamol (400 µg), placebo (non-active inhalant) or control (no inhalant), in a randomized, single-blind, repeated measures design...
December 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237906/clinical-efficacy-of-preoperative-vaginal-intracavitary-irradiation-for-stage-ib2-and-iia-cervical-cancer
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Fengshuang Li, Yumei Wu, Weimin Kong, Jiandong Wang, Xia Hao, Juwei Niu, Laifu Bai
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of preoperative vaginal intracavitary irradiation for Stage Ib2 and IIa cervical cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2008 to June 2014, data from 78 Stage Ib2 and IIa cervical cancer patients (age ≤75 years) with a diameter of local lesions >4 cm were collected in our hospital. Before treatment, all cases were confirmed by biopsy. The patients' general state was good, Karnofsky Performance Score ≥90, heart and lung functioning was normal, and patients were able to tolerate the surgery...
2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237522/-an-analysis-of-cardiac-autonomic-nerve-function-in-girls-with-idiopathic-central-precocious-puberty
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Lan-Fen Yi, Hong-Xia Wen, Mei Qiu, Xiao-Xiao Cao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cardiac autonomic nerve function in girls with idiopathic central precocious puberty (ICPP). METHODS: A total of 66 girls with ICPP were enrolled, among whom 36 were obese and 30 were not obese. A total of 68 age-matched healthy girls (normal controls) and 51 girls with simple obesity were enrolled as controls. All the subjects underwent 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography, and deceleration capacity of heart rate (DC), acceleration capacity of heart rate (AC), and heart rate variability (HRV), and body mass index (BMI) were compared between groups...
December 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237468/left-ventricular-synchrony-torsion-and-recoil-mechanics-in-ebstein-s-anomaly-insights-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Michael Steinmetz, Simon Usenbenz, Johannes Tammo Kowallick, Olga Hösch, Wieland Staab, Torben Lange, Shelby Kutty, Joachim Lotz, Gerd Hasenfuß, Thomas Paul, Andreas Schuster
BACKGROUND: Disease progression and heart failure development in Ebstein's Anomaly (EA) of the tricuspid valve is characterized by both right and left ventricular (LV) deterioration. The mechanisms underlying LV dysfunction and their role in heart failure development are incompletely understood. We hypothesized that LV dyssynchrony and impaired torsion and recoil mechanics induced by paradoxical movement of the basal septum may play a role in heart failure development. METHODS: 31 EA patients and 31 matched controls underwent prospective cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237307/oligohydramnios-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-perinatal-morbidity-among-women-with-preeclampsia-who-delivered-preterm
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Alex Rabinovich, Keren Holtzman, Ilana Shoham-Vardi, Moshe Mazor, Offer Erez
PURPOSE: Determine the relationship between oligohydramnios and adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes in a unique cohort of preterm preeclamptic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective matched case control study comparing 81 preterm parturients (28 0/7 and 36 6/7 weeks) with preeclampsia and oligohydramnios to 81 preterm preeclamptic patients with a normal amniotic fluid index (AFI). RESULTS: 4.8 percent of all our preterm preeclamptic patients had oligohydramnios...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234869/a-controlled-trial-of-inhaled-bronchodilators-in-familial-dysautonomia
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Bat-El Bar-Aluma, Ori Efrati, Horacio Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung disease is a leading cause of premature death in patients with familial dysautonomia (FD). A significant number of patients have obstructive airway disease, yet it is not known whether this is pharmacologically reversible. METHODS: We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial comparing the beta 2 agonist albuterol with the muscarinic blocker ipratropium bromide in patients homozygous for the IKBKAP founder mutation...
December 12, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234180/role-of-the-nitrergic-system-of-the-cuneiform-nucleus-in-cardiovascular-responses-in-urethane-anesthetized-male-rats
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Esmaeil Farrokhi, Mohammad Naser Shafei, Abolfazl Khajavirad, Mahmoud Hosseini, Ali Reza Ebrahimzadeh Bideskan
Background: The presence of nitric oxide (NO) in the cuneiform nucleus (CnF) has been previously shown. In this study, NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) (an inhibitor of NO synthase), L-arginine (L-Arg) (a precursor of NO), and sodium nitroprusside (SNP) (a donor of NO) were microinjected into the CnF and cardiovascular responses were investigated. Methods: Seventy male rats were divided into 7 groups (n=10 each): 1) saline, 2 and 3) L-NAME (30 and 90 nmol), 4 and 5) L-Arg (20 and 60 nmol), and 6 and 7) SNP (9 and 27 nmol)...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234030/escherichia-coli-outer-membrane-vesicles-can-contribute-to-sepsis-induced-cardiac-dysfunction
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Kristina Svennerholm, Kyong-Su Park, Johannes Wikström, Cecilia Lässer, Rossella Crescitelli, Ganesh V Shelke, Su Chul Jang, Shintaro Suzuki, Elga Bandeira, Charlotta S Olofsson, Jan Lötvall
Sepsis induced cardiac dysfunction (SIC) is a severe complication to sepsis which significantly worsens patient outcomes. It is known that bacteria have the capacity to release outer membrane vesicles (OMVs), which are nano-sized bilayered vesicles composed of lipids and proteins, that can induce a fatal inflammatory response. The aim of this study was to determine whether OMVs from a uropathogenic Escherichia coli strain can induce cardiac dysfunction, and to elucidate any mechanisms involved. OMVs induced irregular Ca2+ oscillations with a decreased frequency in cardiomyocytes through recordings of intracellular Ca2+ dynamics...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233909/oral-contraceptives-and-renal-water-handling-a-diurnal-study-in-young-women
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Charlotte Graugaard-Jensen, Gitte M Hvistendahl, Jørgen Frøkiær, Peter Bie, Jens Christian Djurhuus
To test the hypothesis that use of oral contraceptives (OC) changes diurnal variation in fluid balance mechanisms including blood pressure, secretion of vasopressin and oxytocin, and renal water and electrolyte excretion. Fifteen naturally cycling (NC) women in mid-follicular phase and 11 long-term OC users were included in a 24-h standardized inpatient study for measurements of vasopressin, oxytocin, sodium, and osmolality in plasma as well as urinary excretion of electrolytes, aquaporin-2, and prostaglandin E2...
December 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233190/microvascular-effects-of-intravenous-esmolol-in-patients-with-normal-cardiac-function-undergoing-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-a-prospective-pilot-study-in-cardiothoracic-surgery
#20
William Fornier, Matthias Jacquet-Lagrèze, Thomas Collenot, Priscilla Teixeira, Philippe Portran, Rémi Schweizer, Michel Ovize, Jean-Luc Fellahi
BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is commonplace after cardiothoracic surgery. A rate control strategy using short-acting beta blockers is recommended as a first-line therapy in patients without hemodynamic instability. Microcirculatory effects of POAF and esmolol have not yet been investigated. We hypothesized that POAF without hemodynamic instability would induce microvascular dysfunction which could be reversed by intravenous esmolol. METHODS: Twenty-five cardiothoracic surgical patients with POAF were included in the study...
December 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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