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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578495/laser-doppler-a-tool-for-measuring-pancreatic-islet-microvascular-vasomotion-in-vivo
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Mingming Liu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Bingwei Li, Bing Wang, Qingbin Wu, Fei Shang, Ailing Li, Hongwei Li, Ruijuan Xiu
As a functional status of microcirculation, microvascular vasomotion is important for the delivery of oxygen and nutrients and the removal of carbon dioxide and waste products. The impairment of microvascular vasomotion might be a crucial step in the development of microcirculation-related diseases. In addition, the highly vascularized pancreatic islet is adapted to support endocrine function. In this respect, it seems possible to infer that the functional status of pancreatic islet microvascular vasomotion might affect pancreatic islet function...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546748/bioresorbable-scaffolds-for-complex-coronary-interventions
#2
Maciej Lesiak, Sylwia Zawada-Iwańczyk, Magdalena Łanocha, Aneta Klotzka, Michał Lesiak
Bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) have been introduced to clinical practice to avoid some limitations associated with the presence of permanent metal prostheses in coronary arteries. Due to elimination of the natural vasomotion of the vessel and flow disturbance, stents impair endothelial function, increasing the risk of adverse events such as late and very late thrombosis or accelerated neoatherosclerosis. Additionally, the presence of metallic stents hinders non-invasive imaging of coronaries and may exclude the possibility of bypass graft anastomosis within the stented segment...
March 15, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541495/rgb-camera-based-imaging-of-cerebral-tissue-oxygen-saturation-hemoglobin-concentration-and-hemodynamic-spontaneous-low-frequency-oscillations-in-rat-brain-following-induction-of-cortical-spreading-depression
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Afrina Mustari, Naoki Nakamura, Satoko Kawauchi, Shunichi Sato, Manabu Sato, Izumi Nishidate
To evaluate cerebral hemodynamics and spontaneous low-frequency oscillations (SLFOs) of cerebral blood flow in rat brain, we investigated an imaging method using a digital RGB camera. In this method, the RGB values were converted into tristimulus values in the CIE (Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage) XYZ color space, which is compatible with the common RGB working spaces. Monte Carlo simulation for light transport in tissue was then used to specify the relationship among the tristimulus XYZ values and the concentrations of oxygenated hemoglobin ( C HbO ), deoxygenated hemoglobin ( C HbR ), and total hemoglobin ( C HbT ) and cerebral tissue oxygen saturation ( StO 2 )...
March 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477262/predictive-value-of-type-d-personality-for-impaired-endothelial-function-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#4
Johan Denollet, Romy A van Felius, Paul Lodder, Paula M Mommersteeg, Inge Goovaerts, Nadine Possemiers, Luc Vanhees, Paul Beckers, Nele Pattyn, Emeline M Van Craenenbroeck
BACKGROUND: Type D personality (high negative affectivity and social inhibition) is associated with cardiovascular events and coronary plaque severity. Whether Type D is also related to functional vasomotion abnormalities is unknown. We examined concurrent and predictive associations of Type D with endothelial dysfunction in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: At baseline, 180 CAD patients (90% men; M = 58.0 years) completed Type D (DS14) and depression scales, and entered a 12-week exercise program...
February 20, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357125/hemorrhagic-shock-and-the-microvasculature
#5
Ivo Torres Filho
The microvasculature plays a central role in the pathophysiology of hemorrhagic shock and is also involved in arguably all therapeutic attempts to reverse or minimize the adverse consequences of shock. Microvascular studies specific to hemorrhagic shock were reviewed and broadly grouped depending on whether data were obtained on animal or human subjects. Dedicated sections were assigned to microcirculatory changes in specific organs, and major categories of pathophysiological alterations and mechanisms such as oxygen distribution, ischemia, inflammation, glycocalyx changes, vasomotion, endothelial dysfunction, and coagulopathy as well as biomarkers and some therapeutic strategies...
December 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352123/tumor-tissue-detection-using-blood-oxygen-level-dependent-functional-mri-based-on-independent-component-analysis
#6
Huiyuan Huang, Junfeng Lu, Jinsong Wu, Zhongxiang Ding, Shuda Chen, Lisha Duan, Jianling Cui, Fuyong Chen, Dezhi Kang, Le Qi, Wusi Qiu, Seong-Whan Lee, ShiJun Qiu, Dinggang Shen, Yu-Feng Zang, Han Zhang
Accurate delineation of gliomas from the surrounding normal brain areas helps maximize tumor resection and improves outcome. Blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) functional MRI (fMRI) has been routinely adopted for presurgical mapping of the surrounding functional areas. For completely utilizing such imaging data, here we show the feasibility of using presurgical fMRI for tumor delineation. In particular, we introduce a novel method dedicated to tumor detection based on independent component analysis (ICA) of resting-state fMRI (rs-fMRI) with automatic tumor component identification...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344373/multianalysis-with-optical-coherence-tomography-and-vasomotion-in-everolimus-eluting-stents-and-everolimus-eluting-biovascular-scaffolds-the-moves-trial
#7
Diego A Arroyo, Sara Schukraft, Zacharenia Kallinikou, Jean-Christophe Stauffer, Gérard Baeriswyl, Jean-Jacques Goy, Mario Togni, Stéphane Cook, Serban Puricel
Aims: To compare endothelium-dependent vasomotor function and vascular healing 15 months after implantation of two new-generation drug-eluting stents and biovascular scaffolds (BVS). Methods and results: A total of 28 patients previously treated with a SYNERGY stent (bioabsorbable polymer everolimus-eluting stents (BP-EES)), a PROMUS stent (persistent polymer everolimus-eluting stents (PP-EES)) or an ABSORB (BVS) underwent control coronary angiography, 15 months after implantation, coupled with optical coherence tomography imaging and supine bicycle exercise...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322695/bioresorbable-scaffolds-in-coronary-intervention-unmet-needs-and-evolution
#8
REVIEW
Davide Capodanno
Bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) represent a novel paradigm in the 40-year history of interventional cardiology. Restoration of cyclic pulsatility and physiologic vasomotion, adaptive vascular remodeling, plaque regression, and removal of the trigger for late adverse events are expected BRS benefits over current metallic drug-eluting stents. However, first-generation BRS devices have significant manufacturing limitations and rely on optimal implantation technique to avoid experiencing an excess of clinical events...
January 2018: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315085/biopsy-confirmed-endothelial-cell-activation-in-patients-with-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction
#9
Hannes Lindemann, Ivana Petrovic, Stephan Hill, Anastasios Athanasiadis, Heiko Mahrholdt, Tim Schäufele, Karin Klingel, Udo Sechtem, Peter Ong
BACKGROUND: Patients with angina yet having unobstructed coronaries are found in ∼50% of cases undergoing invasive angiography. Coronary spasm and microvascular dysfunction can be responsible for the clinical presentation in ∼60% of cases. However, little is known about structural changes in the myocardium. The aim of this study was to describe findings in endomyocardial biopsies of symptomatic patients with unobstructed coronaries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a cohort of 1416 consecutive patients who underwent endomyocardial biopsy sampling and coronary angiography between 2002 and 2016 for various clinical indications...
May 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213078/functional-status-of-microvascular-vasomotion-is-impaired-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
#10
Mingming Liu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Bing Wang, Qingbin Wu, Bingwei Li, Ailing Li, Honggang Zhang, Ruijuan Xiu
Accumulating evidence demonstrates that microcirculation plays a role in the pathogenesis of hypertension. In the current study, we demonstrated that pancreatic islet microvascular vasomotion of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) lost the ability to regulate blood flow perfusion and exhibited a lower microvascular blood perfusion pattern which was negative correlated with blood glucose level. SHRs administrated with insulin revealed an improvement of pancreatic islet microvascular vasomotion and blood perfusion pattern...
December 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159269/pulmonary-artery-dysfunction-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Hidetoshi Chibana, Nobuhiro Tahara, Naoki Itaya, Takashi Ishimatsu, Masahiro Sasaki, Motoki Sasaki, Takaharu Nakayoshi, Masanori Ohtsuka, Shinji Yokoyama, Ken-Ichiro Sasaki, Takafumi Ueno, Yoshihiro Fukumoto
Background: Unresolved thromboemboli in the pulmonary arteries (PA) is known to cause chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). However, it remains unknown if vascular dysfunction in pulmonary arteries exists in patients with CTEPH. Methods and results: We enrolled 7 female patients with CTEPH in this study, who have stable pulmonary hemodynamics after balloon pulmonary angioplasty (age; 73.6 ± 3.0 years old, mean right atrial pressure; 4.1 ± 0...
December 2017: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144969/good-vibrations-resting-state-functional-connectivity-reflects-entrainment-of-vasomotion
#12
Allen W Chan, Timothy H Murphy
In this issue of Neuron,Mateo et al. (2017) suggest that hemodynamic measures of resting-state functional connectivity in cortex are reporting the consequences of entrainment of arteriole vasomotion by neuronal activity.
November 15, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107517/entrainment-of-arteriole-vasomotor-fluctuations-by-neural-activity-is-a-basis-of-blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-resting-state-connectivity
#13
Celine Mateo, Per M Knutsen, Philbert S Tsai, Andy Y Shih, David Kleinfeld
Resting-state signals in blood-oxygenation-level-dependent (BOLD) imaging are used to parcellate brain regions and define "functional connections" between regions. Yet a physiological link between fluctuations in blood oxygenation with those in neuronal signaling pathways is missing. We present evidence from studies on mouse cortex that modulation of vasomotion, i.e., intrinsic ultra-slow (0.1 Hz) fluctuations in arteriole diameter, provides this link. First, ultra-slow fluctuations in neuronal signaling, which occur as an envelope over γ-band activity, entrains vasomotion...
November 15, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031990/international-standardization-of-diagnostic-criteria-for-microvascular-angina
#14
Peter Ong, Paolo G Camici, John F Beltrame, Filippo Crea, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Udo Sechtem, Juan Carlos Kaski, C Noel Bairey Merz
Standardization of diagnostic criteria for ischemic symptoms due to coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) is needed for further investigation of patients presenting with anginal chest pain consistent with "microvascular angina" (MVA). At the annual Coronary Vasomotion Disorders International Study Group (COVADIS) Summits held in August 2014 and 2015, the following criteria were agreed upon for the investigative diagnosis of microvascular angina: (1) presence of symptoms suggestive of myocardial ischemia; (2) objective documentation of myocardial ischemia, as assessed by currently available techniques; (3) absence of obstructive CAD (<50% coronary diameter reduction and/or fractional flow reserve (FFR) >0...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894604/new-generation-bioresorbable-scaffold-technologies-an-update-on-novel-devices-and-clinical-results
#15
REVIEW
Damiano Regazzoli, Pier Pasquale Leone, Antonio Colombo, Azeem Latib
Bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) represent a novel horizon in interventional cardiology and may lead to some potential long-term advantages including the restoration of vasomotion, positive remodeling and a reduced incidence of late and very-late scaffold thrombosis (ScT). This technology, introduced to overcome limitations of current metallic drug-eluting stents (DES), is constantly and rapidly evolving with many companies working on bioresorbable devices. The aim of this review is to present an update on the most promising scaffolds that are under development...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894598/mechanical-behavior-of-polymer-based-vs-metallic-based-bioresorbable-stents
#16
REVIEW
Hui Ying Ang, Ying Ying Huang, Soo Teik Lim, Philip Wong, Michael Joner, Nicolas Foin
Bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) were developed to overcome the drawbacks of current metallic drug-eluting stents (DES), such as late in-stent restenosis and caging of the vessel permanently. The concept of the BRS is to provide transient support to the vessel during healing before being degraded and resorbed by the body, freeing the vessel and restoring vasomotion. The mechanical properties of the BRS are influenced by the choice of the material and processing methods. Due to insufficient radial strength of the bioresorbable material, BRS often required large strut profile as compared to conventional metallic DES...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894595/the-impact-of-the-3-year-absorb-ii-trial-results-on-my-clinical-practice-an-italian-survey
#17
Matteo Serenelli, Simone Biscaglia, Elisabetta Tonet, Arnaldo Poli, Elisa Nicolini, Alfonso Ielasi, Andrea Erriquez, Gianluca Campo
BACKGROUND: To evaluate how the 3-year results from the "A clinical evaluation to compare the safety, efficacy and performance of ABSORB everolimus eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) system against XIENCE everolimus eluting coronary stent system in the treatment of subjects with ischemic heart disease caused by de novo native coronary artery lesions" (ABSORB II) trial have influenced clinical practice among Italian interventional cardiologists. METHODS: We performed a survey among 95 interventional cardiologists sending a brief questionnaire by electronic mail...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840941/acute-fall-and-long-term-rise-in-oxygen-saturation-in-response-to-meditation
#18
Nicolò F Bernardi, Marco Bordino, Lucio Bianchi, Luciano Bernardi
The effects of meditation on arterial and tissue oxygenation are unknown and difficult to assess because respiration is often altered, directly or indirectly, during meditation practice. Thus, changes in respiration may affect cardiovascular responses independently from meditation. In this study, we aim to isolate the specific effect of meditation on arterial and tissue oxygenation and other cardiorespiratory indexes while systematically controlling for the role of respiration. Furthermore, we aim to clarify to what extent prior expertise in meditation practice is needed to observe reliable changes...
August 25, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818859/renal-denervation-suppresses-coronary-hyperconstricting-responses-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-in-pigs-in-vivo-through-the-kidney-brain-heart-axis
#19
Hironori Uzuka, Yasuharu Matsumoto, Kensuke Nishimiya, Kazuma Ohyama, Hideaki Suzuki, Hirokazu Amamizu, Susumu Morosawa, Michinori Hirano, Tomohiko Shindo, Yoku Kikuchi, Kiyotaka Hao, Takashi Shiroto, Kenta Ito, Jun Takahashi, Koji Fukuda, Satoshi Miyata, Yoshihito Funaki, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Satoshi Yasuda, Hiroaki Shimokawa
OBJECTIVE: Drug-eluting stent-induced coronary hyperconstricting responses remain an important issue. The adventitia harbors a variety of components that potently modulate vascular tone, including sympathetic nerve fibers (SNF) and vasa vasorum. Catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) inhibits sympathetic nerve activity. We, thus, examined whether RDN suppresses drug-eluting stent-induced coronary hyperconstricting responses, and if so, what mechanisms are involved. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Protocol 1: pigs implanted with everolimus-eluting stents into the left coronary arteries underwent coronary angiography at 1 month after implantation for assessment of coronary vasomotion and adventitial SNF formation...
October 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676489/voltage-dependent-ca-2-entry-into-smooth-muscle-during-contraction-promotes-endothelium-mediated-feedback-vasodilation-in-arterioles
#20
Christopher J Garland, Pooneh Bagher, Chloe Powell, Xi Ye, Hamish A L Lemmey, Lyudmyla Borysova, Kim A Dora
Vascular smooth muscle contraction is suppressed by feedback dilation mediated by the endothelium. In skeletal muscle arterioles, this feedback can be activated by Ca2+ signals passing from smooth muscle through gap junctions to endothelial cells, which protrude through holes in the internal elastic lamina to make contact with vascular smooth muscle cells. Although hypothetically either Ca2+ or inositol trisphosphate (IP3 ) may provide the intercellular signal, it is generally thought that IP3 diffusion is responsible...
July 4, 2017: Science Signaling
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