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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090229/the-impact-exerted-on-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-by-aldosterone-receptor-antagonists-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Renato De Vecchis, Claudio Cantatrione, Damiana Mazzei, Augusto Barone, Nicola Maurea
BACKGROUND: Aldosterone receptor antagonists (ARAs) have been associated with improved clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFREF), but not in those with heart failure with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF). With the aim to study this topic more deeply, we carried out a meta-analysis of selective and non-selective ARAs in HFREF and HFpEF. METHODS: We searched PubMed and Scopus databases...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090009/prognostic-impact-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-new-risk-score-of-its-onset-in-patients-at-high-risk-of-heart-failure%C3%A3-a-report-from-the-chart-2-study
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Takeshi Yamauchi, Yasuhiko Sakata, Masanobu Miura, Takeo Onose, Kanako Tsuji, Ruri Abe, Takuya Oikawa, Shintaro Kasahara, Masayuki Sato, Kotaro Nochioka, Takashi Shiroto, Jun Takahashi, Satoshi Miyata, Hiroaki Shimokawa
BACKGROUND: The prognostic impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) among patients at high risk for heart failure (HF) remains unclear. In addition, there is no risk estimation model for AF development in these patients.Methods and Results:The present study included 5,382 consecutive patients at high risk of HF enrolled in the CHART-2 Study (n=10,219). At enrollment, 1,217 (22.6%) had AF, and were characterized, as compared with non-AF patients, by higher age, lower estimated glomerular filtration rate, higher B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level and lower left ventricular ejection fraction...
January 14, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089366/limited-reduction-in-uremic-solute-concentrations-with-increased-dialysis-frequency-and-time-in-the-frequent-hemodialysis-network-daily-trial
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Tammy L Sirich, Kara Fong, Brett Larive, Gerald J Beck, Glenn M Chertow, Nathan W Levin, Alan S Kliger, Natalie S Plummer, Timothy W Meyer
The Frequent Hemodialysis Network Daily Trial compared conventional three-times weekly treatment to more frequent treatment with a longer weekly treatment time in patients receiving in-center hemodialysis. Evaluation at one year showed favorable effects of more intensive treatment on left ventricular mass, blood pressure, and phosphate control, but modest or no effects on physical or cognitive performance. The current study compared plasma concentrations of uremic solutes in stored samples from 53 trial patients who received three-times weekly in-center hemodialysis for an average weekly time of 10...
January 12, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089316/decreased-mortality-with-beta-blockers-in%C3%A2-patients-with-heart-failure-and-coexisting-atrial-fibrillation-an-af-chf-substudy
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Julia Cadrin-Tourigny, Azadeh Shohoudi, Denis Roy, Mario Talajic, Rafik Tadros, Blandine Mondésert, Katia Dyrda, Léna Rivard, Jason G Andrade, Laurent Macle, Peter G Guerra, Bernard Thibault, Marc Dubuc, Paul Khairy
OBJECTIVES: The impact of beta-blockers on mortality and hospitalizations was assessed in the largest randomized trial of patients with both atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF): the Atrial Fibrillation-Congestive Heart Failure trial. BACKGROUND: Although beta-blockers are the cornerstone of therapy for HFrEF, a recent patient-level meta-analysis cast doubt on their efficacy in patients with coexisting AF. METHODS: From a total of 1,376 subjects randomized in the AF-CHF trial, those without beta-blockers at baseline were propensity matched to a maximum of 2 exposed patients...
January 4, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089194/left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-predicts-major-adverse-cardiac-events-and-all-cause-mortality-in-heart-transplant-patients
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Tor Skibsted Clemmensen, Hans Eiskjær, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Lars Bo Ilkjær, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular global longitudinal strain (LVGLS) is a robust longitudinal myocardial deformation marker that is strongly affected by cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), microvascular dysfunction, and acute cellular rejection (ACR). We evaluated graft deformation for risk stratification in long-term heart transplant (HTx) patients. METHODS: The study included 196 patients who underwent HTx between 2011 and 2013. Patients underwent comprehensive echocardiography and coronary angiography...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089072/the-role-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-in-patients-bridged-to-transplantation-with-a-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Kevin J Clerkin, Veli K Topkara, Donna M Mancini, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Ryan T Demmer, Jose M Dizon, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Paolo C Colombo, A Reshad Garan
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) provide a significant mortality benefit for appropriately selected patients with advanced heart failure. ICDs are associated with a mortality benefit when used in patients with a pulsatile left ventricular assist device (LVAD). It is unclear whether patients with a continuous-flow LVAD (CF-LVAD) derive the same benefit. We sought to determine if the presence of an ICD provided a mortality benefit during CF-LVAD support as a bridge to transplantation...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088188/incidence-and-predictors-of-left-ventricular-remodeling-among-elderly-asian-women-a-community-based-cohort-study
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Jing Wu, Caiqin Wu, Wenjing Fan, Jie Zhou, Ling Xu
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) remodeling is closely linked to the progression of heart failure. There are limited data on the epidemiology of new onset LV remodeling among elderly women, which requires further investigation. METHOD: We examined data from a community-based cohort of women aged > 65 years, who had received > 2 echocardiography scans from 2009 to 2014. Exclusion criteria for patients included prior echocardiographic evidence of left ventricular enlargement (LVE) or hypertrophy (LVH)...
January 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087687/survival-benefits-of-invasive-versus-conservative-strategies-in-heart-failure-in-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Georg Wolff, Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Felicita Andreotti, Michalina Kołodziejczak, Christian Jung, Pietro Scicchitano, Fiorella Devito, Annapaola Zito, Michele Occhipinti, Battistina Castiglioni, Giuseppe Calveri, Francesco Maisano, Marco M Ciccone, Stefano De Servi, Eliano P Navarese
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction caused by ischemic heart disease is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. It remains unclear whether revascularization by either coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) carries benefits or risks in this group of stable patients compared with medical treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a meta-analysis of available studies comparing different methods of revascularization (PCI or CABG) against each other or medical treatment in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular ejection fraction ≤40%...
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087427/gender-difference-in-the-association-between-aortic-pulse-pressure-and-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-in-the-elderly-an-invasive-hemodynamic-study
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Kyung-Jin Kim, Hack-Lyoung Kim, Min-Jeong Kim, Chi-Hoon Kim, Woo-Hyun Lim, Jae-Bin Seo, Woo-Young Chung, Sang-Hyun Kim, Myung-A Kim, Joo-Hee Zo
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the association between aortic pulse pressure (APP) and left ventricular (LV) filling pressure in the elderly of both genders. METHODS: A total of 211 stable elderly subjects (age ≥ 65 years, mean age 72.1 ± 5.2 years, 53.6% women) who underwent invasive coronary angiography (ICA) for the evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD) were prospectively investigated. APP was measured in the ascending aorta using a pigtail catheter immediately before ICA...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087255/unknown-face-of-known-drugs-what-else-can-we-expect-from-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Anna Wzgarda, Robert Kleszcz, Monika Prokop, Katarzyna Regulska, Milosz Regulski, Jaroslaw Paluszczak, Beata J Stanisz
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is one of important systems among homeostatic mechanisms that controls the function of cardiovascular, renal and adrenal systems. As RAS has a very complex nature, it has been also found as related to the control of cell migration and apoptosis. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) are drugs most commonly used in the modulation of RAS activity. ACEI have been extensively described as effective in the treatment of hypertension among adults, but also as drugs delaying progression in diabetic nephropathy and reducing mortality in left ventricular dysfunction and congestive heart failure...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087245/the-severe-clinical-phenotype-for-a-heterozygous-fabry-female-patient-correlates-to-the-methylation-of-non-mutated-allele-associated-with-chromosome-10q26-deletion-syndrome
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Mohammad Arif Hossain, Hiroko Yanagisawa, Takashi Miyajima, Chen Wu, Ayumi Takamura, Keiko Akiyama, Rina Itagaki, Kaoru Eto, Takeo Iwamoto, Takayuki Yokoi, Kenji Kurosawa, Hironao Numabe, Yoshikatsu Eto
Heterozygous Fabry females usually have an attenuated form of Fabry disease, causing them to be symptomatic; however, in rare cases, they can present with a severe phenotype. In this study, we report on a 37-year-old woman with acroparesthesia, a dysmorphic face, left ventricular hypertrophy, and intellectual disability. Her father had Fabry disease and died due to chronic renal and congestive cardiac failure. Her paternal uncle had chronic renal failure and intellectual disability, and her paternal aunt was affected with congestive cardiac failure...
January 7, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087179/value-of-serum-n-terminal-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-asymptomatic-structural-heart-disease-in-taiwanese-population-comparisons-with-current-esc-guidelines
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Ta-Chuan Hung, Kuang-Te Wang, Chun-Ho Yun, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Chia-Yuan Liu, Tung-Hsin Wu, Hiram G Bezerra, Hsiao-Yang Cheng, Chung-Lieh Hung, Hung-I Yeh
BACKGROUND: The relationship between N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and cardiac structural or functional anomalies in pre-clinical, asymptomatic Asian populations has not been well identified. METHODS: From October 2005 to March 2008, we enrolled consecutive asymptomatic adults with preserved global left ventricular (LV) function (ejection fraction>50%) who underwent annual cardiovascular health survey. Circulating NT-proBNP was used to identify echo-defined cardiac structural/functional anomalies and compared to current recommended cut-off from the European Society of Heart Failure...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086951/sodium-glucose-transporter-2-sglt2-inhibition-with-empagliflozin-improves-cardiac-diastolic-function-in-a-female-rodent-model-of-diabetes
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Javad Habibi, Annayya R Aroor, James R Sowers, Guanghong Jia, Melvin R Hayden, Mona Garro, Brady Barron, Eric Mayoux, R Scott Rector, Adam Whaley-Connell, Vincent G DeMarco
Obese and diabetic individuals are at increased risk for impairments in diastolic relaxation and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. The impairments in diastolic relaxation are especially pronounced in obese and diabetic women and predict future cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in this population. Recent clinical data suggest sodium glucose transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibition reduces CVD events in diabetic individuals, but the mechanisms of this CVD protection are unknown. To determine whether targeting SGLT2 improves diastolic relaxation, we utilized empagliflozin (EMPA) in female db/db mice...
January 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086863/exercise-mediated-protection-of-diabetic-heart-through-modulation-of-microrna-mediated-molecular-pathways
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REVIEW
Jason Kar Sheng Lew, James T Pearson, Daryl O Schwenke, Rajesh Katare
Hyperglycaemia, hypertension, dyslipidemia and insulin resistance collectively impact on the myocardium of people with diabetes, triggering molecular, structural and myocardial abnormalities. These have been suggested to aggravate oxidative stress, systemic inflammation, myocardial lipotoxicity and impaired myocardial substrate utilization. As a consequence, this leads to the development of a spectrum of cardiovascular diseases, which may include but not limited to coronary endothelial dysfunction, and left ventricular remodelling and dysfunction...
January 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081318/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-brucella-endocarditis
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Na Du, Feng Wang
BACKGROUND/AIM: Brucella endocarditis, which is a rare condition, is the most common cause of death in human brucellosis, leading to severe cardiac complications. By collecting and analyzing clinical cases, we analyzed the clinical characteristics and outcome of Brucella endocarditis in endemic areas in China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Presented here are 5 cases of Brucella endocarditis, all managed uniformly. We present the clinical, serological, and echocardiographic features; the therapeutic approach; and the follow-up of five patients with Brucella endocarditis...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079427/effect-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Nikolaos Pe Kadoglou, Christina Mandila, Apostolos Karavidas, Dimitrios Farmakis, Vasiliki Matzaraki, Christos Varounis, Sofia Arapi, Anastasia Perpinia, John Parissis
Background/design Functional electrical stimulation of lower limb muscles is an alternative method of training in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Although it improves exercise capacity in CHF, we performed a randomised, placebo-controlled study to investigate its effects on long-term clinical outcomes. Methods We randomly assigned 120 patients, aged 71 ± 8 years, with stable CHF (New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II/III (63%/37%), mean left ventricular ejection fraction 28 ± 5%), to either a 6-week functional electrical stimulation training programme or placebo...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079110/left-ventricular-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy-cardiac-neuromuscular-and-genetic-factors
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger, Jeffrey A Towbin
Left ventricular hypertrabeculation (LVHT) or noncompaction is a myocardial abnormality of unknown aetiology, frequently associated with monogenic disorders, particularly neuromuscular disorders, or with chromosomal defects. LVHT is diagnosed usually by echocardiography by the presence of a bilayered myocardium consisting of a thick, spongy, noncompacted endocardial layer and a thin, compacted, epicardial layer. The pathogenesis of LVHT is unsolved, and the diagnostic criteria, prognosis, and optimal treatment of patients with LVHT are under debate...
January 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077821/ascending-aortic-constriction-promotes-cardiomyocyte-proliferation-in-neonatal-rats
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Zhenhua Wang, Sebastian Schmull, Hui Zheng, Jianggui Shan, Rongjiang Zou, Song Xue
Adult heart suffering from increased workload will undergo myocardial hypertrophy, subsequent cardiomyocyte (CM) death, and eventually heart failure. However, the effect of increasing afterload on the neonatal heart remains unknown. We performed ascending aortic constriction (AAC) in neonatal rats 8-12 hours after birth (P0, P indicates postpartum). Seven days after surgery, in vivo heart function was evaluated using cardiac ultrasonography. Haematoxylineosin and Masson staining were used to assess CM diameter and collagen deposition...
January 11, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077531/sodium-bicarbonate-does-not-prevent-postoperative-acute-kidney-injury-after-off-pump-coronary-revascularization-a-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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S Soh, J W Song, J K Shim, J H Kim, Y L Kwak
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common morbidity after off-pump coronary revascularization. We investigated whether perioperative administration of sodium bicarbonate, which might reduce renal injury by alleviating oxidative stress in renal tubules, prevents postoperative AKI in off-pump coronary revascularization patients having renal risk factors. METHODS: Patients (n=162) having at least one of the following AKI risk factors were enrolled: (i) age >70 yr; (ii) diabetes mellitus; (iii) chronic renal disease; (iv) congestive heart failure or left ventricular ejection fraction <35%; and (v) reoperation or emergency...
October 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077373/determination-of-renal-function-and-injury-using-near-infrared-fluorimetry-in-experimental-cardiorenal-syndrome
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Mizuko Ikeda, Rumie Wakasaki, Katie J Schenning, Thomas Swide, Jeong Heon Lee, M Bernie Miller, Hak Soo Choi, Sharon Anderson, Michael P Hutchens
Cardiorenal syndrome type 1 causes acute kidney injury but is poorly understood; animal models and diagnostic aids are lacking. Robust noninvasive measurements of glomerular filtration rate are required for injury models and clinical use. Several have been described but are untested in translational models and suffer from biologic interference. We developed a mouse model of cardiorenal syndrome and tested the novel near-infrared fluorophore, ZW800-1, to assess renal and cardiac function. We performed murine cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation followed by transthoracic echocardiography, 2- and 24h later...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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