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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212800/extracellular-retention-of-pdgf-b-directs-vascular-remodeling-in-mouse-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
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Philip Tannenberg, Ya-Ting Chang, Lars Muhl, Bàrbara Laviña, Hanna Gladh, Guillem Genové, Christer Betsholtz, Erika Folestad, Karin Tran-Lundmark
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a lethal condition and current vasodilator therapy has limited effect. Anti-proliferative strategies targeting platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptors, such as imatinib, have generated promising results in animal studies. Imatinib is however a non-specific tyrosine kinase inhibitor and has in clinical studies caused unacceptable adverse events. Further studies are needed on the role of PDGF signaling in PH. Here, mice expressing a variant of PDGF-B with no retention motif (Pdgfbret/ret), resulting in defective binding to extracellular matrix, were studied...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193333/repeated-mitraclip-procedure-in-patients-with-recurrent-mr-after-a-successful-first-procedure-limitations-and-outcome
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Jonathan Curio, Markus Reinthaler, Mario Kasner, Haitham Saleh Ali Al-Hindwan, Johan Baeckemo-Johansson, Tim Neumann, Stephan Jacobs, Alexander Lauten, Ulf Landmesser
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to evaluate the outcome and potential limitations of a repeated MitraClip procedure (ReClip). BACKGROUND: The MitraClip procedure has emerged as a treatment option in high surgical risk patients suffering from severe mitral regurgitation (MR). However, despite successful initial repair a significant number of patients develops severe recurrent MR. METHODS: Patients undergoing a ReClip procedure in our institution were retrospectively identified...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082512/cardiopulmonary-exercise-test-predicts-right-heart-catheterization
#3
Michele Correale, Lucia Tricarico, Armando Ferraretti, Ilenia Monaco, Morena Concilio, Giuseppina Padovano, Gianfranco Acanfora, Matteo Di Biase, Natale Daniele Brunetti
BACKGROUND: Right heart catheterization (RHC) is usually required to confirm the diagnosis of pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH). As an invasive test, RHC may be associated with possible complications; so, non-invasive parameters able to predict PAH at RHC would be extremely useful. AIM: To ascertain possible correlations between cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and hemodynamic parameters at RHC indicative of PH. METHODS: Thirty-six consecutive outpatients with suspect of PAH underwent CPET and RHC; the intercept of ventilation (VEint) on the VE vs...
October 30, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076284/right-ventricular-speckle-tracking-assessment-for-differentiation-of-pressure-versus-volume-overloaded-right-ventricle
#4
Anna Werther Evaldsson, Annika Ingvarsson, Johan Waktare, Gustav J Smith, Ulf Thilén, Martin Stagmo, Anders Roijer, Goran Rådegran, Carl Meurling
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction may be caused by either pressure or volume overload. RV function is conventionally assessed with echocardiography using tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), RV fractional area change (RVFAC), tricuspid lateral annular systolic velocity (S') and RV index of myocardial performance (RIMP). The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether RV global longitudinal strain (RVGLS) and RV-free wall strain (RV-free) could add additional information to differentiate these two causes of RV overload...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985746/porcine-model-of-progressive-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis-with-secondary-postcapillary-pulmonary-hypertension
#5
Mariann Gyöngyösi, Noemi Pavo, Dominika Lukovic, Katrin Zlabinger, Andreas Spannbauer, Denise Traxler, Georg Goliasch, Ljubica Mandic, Jutta Bergler-Klein, Alfred Gugerell, Andras Jakab, Zsuzsanna Szankai, Levente Toth, Rita Garamvölgyi, Gerald Maurer, Frederic Jaisser, Faiez Zannad, Thomas Thum, Sándor Bátkai, Johannes Winkler
BACKGROUND: Meaningful translational large animal models for cardiac diseases are indispensable for studying disease mechanisms, development of novel therapeutic strategies, and evaluation of potential drugs. METHODS: For induction of heart failure, cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis, a bare metal stent was implanted in the descending aorta of growing pigs (n = 7), inducing pressure stress on the left ventricle (group HYPI). The constant stent size in growing pigs resulted in antegrade partial obstruction of the aortic flow with a gradual increase in afterload...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841915/expiratory-central-airway-collapse-in-stable-copd-and-during-exacerbations
#6
Paul Leong, Anne Tran, Jhanavi Rangaswamy, Laurence E Ruane, Michael W Fernando, Martin I MacDonald, Kenneth K Lau, Philip G Bardin
BACKGROUND: Tracheal obstruction resulting from expiratory tracheal deformation has been associated with respiratory symptoms and severe airway exacerbations. In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute exacerbations (AECOPD) create large intrathoracic pressure swings which may increase tracheal deformation. Excessive central airway collapse (ECAC) may be diagnosed when the tracheal area on expiration is less than 50% of that on inspiration. The prevalence of ECAC in AECOPD and its temporal course have not been systematically studied...
August 25, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796998/microrna-dependent-control-of-serotonin-induced-pulmonary-arterial-contraction
#7
Diana Dahan, Tran Thi Hien, Philip Tannenberg, Mari Ekman, Catarina Rippe, Thomas Boettger, Thomas Braun, Karin Tran-Lundmark, Phan-Kiet Tran, Karl Swärd, Sebastian Albinsson
BACKGROUND: Serotonin (5-HT) is considered to play a role in pulmonary arterial hypertension by regulating vascular remodeling and smooth muscle contractility. Here, arteries from mice with inducible and smooth muscle-specific deletion of Dicer were used to address mechanisms by which microRNAs control 5-HT-induced contraction. METHODS: Mice were used 5 weeks after Dicer deletion, and pulmonary artery contractility was analyzed by wire myography. RESULTS: No change was seen in right ventricular systolic pressure following dicer deletion, but systemic blood pressure was reduced...
2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676373/middle-age-exacerbates-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-a-double-hit-murine-model
#8
Guillaume Voiriot, Damien Contou, Jeanne Tran Van Nhieu, Valerie Amsellem, Elisabeth Marcos, Mehdi Latiri, Serge Adnot, Bernard Maitre, Armand Mekontso Dessap
RATIONALE: In a recent systematic review, aging has been identified as the only factor independently associated with mortality during human acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We explored this age-dependent severity in a clinically relevant double hit murine ARDS model. METHODS: Young adult (Y, 10-12weeks) and middle-old (O, 12-13months) male C57BL6 mice underwent an aspiration of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or control saline vehicle. Twenty hours later, four groups of mice were sacrificed [Y(control), O(control), Y(LPS) and O(LPS)]...
October 1, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597765/poor-survival-in-patients-with-scleroderma-and-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#9
Khalil I Bourji, Benjamin W Kelemen, Stephen C Mathai, Rachel L Damico, Todd M Kolb, Valentina Mercurio, Franco Cozzi, Ryan J Tedford, Paul M Hassoun
Pulmonary hypertension due to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (PH-HFpEF) has been poorly studied in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). We sought to compare clinical characteristics and survival of SSc patients with PH-HFpEF (SSc-PH-HFpEF) versus pulmonary arterial hypertension (SSc-PAH). We hypothesized that patients with SSc-PH-HFpEF have a similar poor overall prognosis compared with patients with SSc-PAH when matched for total right ventricular load. The analysis included 117 patients with SSc-PH (93 with SSc-PAH versus 24 with SSc-PH-HFpEF) enrolled prospectively in the Johns Hopkins PH Registry...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559663/consecutive-sessions-of-rescue-balloon-atrial-septostomy-for-an-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-patient-with-refractory-right-heart-failure-usefulness-of-intracardiac-echocardiography-guidance
#10
Yu-Wei Chen, Hung-Chih Pan, Kuo-Yang Wang, Kae-Woei Liang
For idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) patients with end-stage right heart failure who received maximal medical therapy, balloon atrial septostomy (BAS) is recommended by most guidelines as a palliative therapy or a bridging treatment before lung transplantation. In this report, we described a 32-year-old woman with idiopathic PAH, who received maximal PAH-specific medical treatment, including intravenous prostacyclin, but still suffered from refractory right heart failure. The markedly enlarged right atrium (RA), high mean RA pressure of 23 mmHg, low systemic arterial oxygen saturation of 86% and concomitant pancytopenia all increased the patient's risk for BAS...
May 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511344/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-trans-anethole-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#11
Ka Young Kim, Hui Su Lee, Geun Hee Seol
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that is generally characterized by progressive and irreversible airflow obstruction and alveolar destruction. Long-term treatment with current medications has been associated with various adverse effects, indicating a need for alternative approaches for the prevention and treatment of COPD. This study investigated the mechanism underlying the effects of trans-anethole in a mouse model of COPD induced by porcine pancreatic elastase (PPE) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424078/interleukin-6-displays-lung-anti-inflammatory-properties-and-exerts-protective-hemodynamic-effects-in-a-double-hit-murine-acute-lung-injury
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Guillaume Voiriot, Keyvan Razazi, Valérie Amsellem, Jeanne Tran Van Nhieu, Shariq Abid, Serge Adnot, Armand Mekontso Dessap, Bernard Maitre
BACKGROUND: Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a predictive factor of poor prognosis in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, its acute pulmonary hemodynamic effects and role in lung injury have not been investigated in a clinically relevant murine model of ARDS. METHODS: We used adult C57Bl6 wild-type (WT) and IL-6 knock-out (IL-6KO) mice. The animals received intravenous recombinant human IL-6 (rHuIL-6) or vehicle followed by intratracheal lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or saline before undergoing low tidal volume mechanical ventilation (MV) for 5 h...
April 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337251/pentaerythritol-tetranitrate-in-vivo-treatment-improves-oxidative-stress-and-vascular-dysfunction-by-suppression-of-endothelin-1-signaling-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
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Sebastian Steven, Matthias Oelze, Moritz Brandt, Elisabeth Ullmann, Swenja Kröller-Schön, Tjebo Heeren, Lan P Tran, Steffen Daub, Mobin Dib, Dirk Stalleicken, Philip Wenzel, Thomas Münzel, Andreas Daiber
Objective. Oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction contribute to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The role of the nitrovasodilator pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) on endothelial function and oxidative stress in PAH has not yet been defined. Methods and Results. PAH was induced by monocrotaline (MCT, i.v.) in Wistar rats. Low (30 mg/kg; MCT30), middle (40 mg/kg; MCT40), or high (60 mg/kg; MCT60) dose of MCT for 14, 28, and 42 d was used. MCT induced endothelial dysfunction, pulmonary vascular wall thickening, and fibrosis, as well as protein tyrosine nitration...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324989/non-contact-real-time-estimation-of-intrapulmonary-pressure-and-tidal-volume-for-chronic-heart-failure-patients
#14
Vinh Phuc Tran, Adel Ali Al-Jumaily
Long-term continuous patient monitoring is required in many health systems for monitoring and analytical diagnosing purposes. It has been recognized that these types of monitoring systems have shortcomings related to patient comfort and/or functionality. Non-contact monitoring systems have been developed to address some of these shortcomings. One of such systems is non-contact physiological vital signs assessments for Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) patients. This paper presents a novel pulmonary ventilation model that defines the relationship between the intrapulmonary pressure and the chest displacement...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260150/importance-of-multidisciplinary-management-for-pulmonary-atresia-ventricular-septal-defect-major-aorto-pulmonary-collateral-arteries-and-completely-absent-central-pulmonary-arteries
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Takaya Hoashi, Satoshi Yazaki, Koji Kagisaki, Masataka Kitano, Masatoshi Shimada, Isao Shiraishi, Hajime Ichikawa
BACKGROUND: To review long-term clinical outcomes for pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect (PA/VSD), major aorto-pulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs) and completely absent central pulmonary arteries (cPAs). METHODS: Of all 120 surgically treated patients with PA/VSD, MAPCAs between 1981 and 2011, 15 patients (12.5%) with completely absent cPAs were enrolled. The median age at initial surgery was 3.8 ± 4.9 years old (range 0.1-17.6) and 3.5 (2-6)...
June 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258299/vasopressors-induce-passive-pulmonary-hypertension-by-blood-redistribution-from-systemic-to-pulmonary-circulation
#16
Chunling Jiang, Hong Qian, Shuhua Luo, Jing Lin, Jerry Yu, Yajiao Li, Qi An, Nanfu Luo, Lei Du
Vasopressors are widely used in resuscitation, ventricular failure, and sepsis, and often induce pulmonary hypertension with undefined mechanisms. We hypothesize that vasopressor-induced pulmonary hypertension is caused by increased pulmonary blood volume and tested this hypothesis in dogs under general anesthesia. In normal hearts (model 1), phenylephrine (2.5 μg/kg/min) transiently increased right but decreased left cardiac output, associated with increased pulmonary blood volume (63% ± 11.8, P = 0...
May 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227285/non-contact-real-time-estimation-of-intrapulmonary-pressure-and-tidal-volume-for-chronic-heart-failure-patients
#17
Vinh Phuc Tran, Adel Ali Al-Jumaily, Vinh Phuc Tran, Adel Ali Al-Jumaily, Vinh Phuc Tran, Adel Ali Al-Jumaily
Long-term continuous patient monitoring is required in many health systems for monitoring and analytical diagnosing purposes. It has been recognized that these types of monitoring systems have shortcomings related to patient comfort and/or functionality. Non-contact monitoring systems have been developed to address some of these shortcomings. One of such systems is non-contact physiological vital signs assessments for Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) patients. This paper presents a novel pulmonary ventilation model that defines the relationship between the intrapulmonary pressure and the chest displacement...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224077/electrical-impedance-tomography-and-trans-pulmonary-pressure-measurements-in-a-patient-with-extreme-respiratory-drive
#18
Atsuko Shono, Peter Somhorst, Diederik Gommers
Preserving spontaneous breathing during mechanical ventilation prevents muscle atrophy of the diaphragm, but may lead to ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). We present a case in which monitoring of trans-pulmonary pressure and ventilation distribution using Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) provided essential information for preventing VILI.
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919209/evaluation-of-echocardiographic-abnormalities-in-hiv-positive-patients-treated-with-antiretroviral-medications
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Sina Moradmand Badie, Mehrnaz Rasoulinejad, Mohammadreza Salehi, Hamid Emadi Kochak, SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi, Seyed Ali Dehghan Manshadi, Fatemeh Jahanjo Amin Abad, Banafsheh Moradmand Badie
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is a reliable means for the diagnosis of functional and valvular diseases of the heart in HIV positive and HIV negative patients. The current study was to evaluate echocardiographic abnormalities in HIV positive patients under an antiretroviral therapy (ART) program in Tehran, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Iran. METHODS: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study, conducted among 231 HIV positive patients under ART. All HIV positive patients including 150 men (65%) and 81 women (35%) (mean age of 41 years) were assessed by trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) in Imam Khomeini Hospital, over the period from 2013 to 2014...
December 5, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862909/single-center-experience-in-percutaneous-closure-of-arterial-duct-with-amplatzer-duct-occluder-ii-additional-sizes
#20
Heba Talat Mahmoud, Giuseppe Santoro, Gianpiero Gaio, Fabio Angelo D'Aiello, Cristina Capogrosso, Maria Teresa Palladino, Maria Giovanna Russo
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to report a large, single-center experience of percutaneous arterial duct (AD) closure using Amplatzer Duct Occluder II Additional Sizes device (ADO II-AS)(St. Jude Medical Corp, St. Paul, MN, USA). BACKGROUND: Transcatheter closure of AD remains challenging in low body weight patients and those who have a persisting shunt following a previous attempt at interventional closure. Recent technical advances in device design may address these issues...
May 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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