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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320896/estrogen-maintains-mitochondrial-content-and-function-in-the-right-ventricle-of-rats-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Aiping Liu, Jennifer Philip, Kalyan C Vinnakota, Francoise Van den Bergh, Diana M Tabima, Timothy Hacker, Daniel A Beard, Naomi C Chesler
The typical cause of death in pulmonary hypertension (PH) is right ventricular (RV) failure, with females showing better survival rates than males. Recently, metabolic shift and mitochondrial dysfunction have been demonstrated in RV failure secondary to PH In light of evidence showing that estrogen protects mitochondrial function and biogenesis in noncardiovascular systems, we hypothesized that the mechanism by which estrogen preserves RV function is via protection of mitochondrial content and oxidative capacity in PH We used a well-established model of PH (Sugen+Hypoxia) in ovariectomized female rats with/without estrogen treatment...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210489/arterial-ventricular-coupling-and-parameters-of-vascular-stiffness-in-hypertensive-patients-role-of-gender
#2
Luca Faconti, Rosa Maria Bruno, Simona Buralli, Marta Barzacchi, Elisa Dal Canto, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Stefano Taddei
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive estimation of arterial-ventricular coupling has been extensively used for the evaluation of cardiovascular performance, however, a relative small amount of data is available regarding arterial-ventricular coupling and its components in hypertension. The present study was designed to investigate the relationship between left ventricular elastance, arterial elastance, parameters of vascular stiffness and the influence of gender in a population of hypertensive individuals...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193613/apparent-aortic-stiffness-in-children-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-existence-of-vascular-interdependency
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Michal Schäfer, D Dunbar Ivy, Steven H Abman, Alex J Barker, Lorna P Browne, Brian Fonseca, Vitaly Kheyfets, Kendall S Hunter, Uyen Truong
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular dysfunction, mediated by ventricular interdependence, has been associated with negative outcomes in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Considering the dilation of the pulmonary arteries as a paramount sign of PAH, we hypothesized that the ascending aorta will present signs of apparent stiffness in children with PAH and that this effect may be because of mechanical interaction with the dilated main pulmonary artery (MPA). METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-two children with PAH and 26 age- and size-matched controls underwent comprehensive cardiac magnetic resonance evaluation...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183533/chronic-embolic-pulmonary-hypertension-caused-by-pulmonary-embolism-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-inhibition
#4
Evandro M Neto-Neves, Mary B Brown, Maria V Zaretskaia, Samin Rezania, Adam G Goodwill, Brian P McCarthy, Scott A Persohn, Paul R Territo, Jeffrey A Kline
Our understanding of the pathophysiological basis of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) will be accelerated by an animal model that replicates the phenotype of human CTEPH. Sprague-Dawley rats were administered a combination of a single dose each of plastic microspheres and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor antagonist in polystyrene microspheres (PE) + tyrosine kinase inhibitor SU5416 (SU) group. Shams received volume-matched saline; PE and SU groups received only microspheres or SU5416, respectively...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137936/elabela-toddler-is-an-endogenous-agonist-of-the-apelin-apj-receptor-in-the-adult-cardiovascular-system-and-exogenous-administration-of-the-peptide-compensates-for-the-downregulation-of-its-expression-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#5
Peiran Yang, Cai Read, Rhoda E Kuc, Guido Buonincontri, Mark Southwood, Rubben Torella, Paul D Upton, Alexi Crosby, Stephen J Sawiak, T Adrian Carpenter, Robert C Glen, Nicholas W Morrell, Janet J Maguire, Anthony P Davenport
BACKGROUND: -Elabela/Toddler (ELA) is a critical cardiac developmental peptide that acts through the G protein-coupled apelin receptor, despite lack of sequence similarity to the established ligand apelin. Our aim was to investigate the receptor pharmacology, expression pattern and in vivo function of ELA peptides in the adult cardiovascular system, to seek evidence for alteration in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in which apelin signaling is down-regulated, and to demonstrate attenuation of PAH severity with exogenous administration of ELA in a rat model...
January 30, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134997/mass-transport-circulatory-system-with-emphasis-on-nonendothermic-species
#6
Dane A Crossley, Warren W Burggren, Carl L Reiber, Jordi Altimiras, Kenneth J Rodnick
Mass transport can be generally defined as movement of material matter. The circulatory system then is a biological example given its role in the movement in transporting gases, nutrients, wastes, and chemical signals. Comparative physiology has a long history of providing new insights and advancing our understanding of circulatory mass transport across a wide array of circulatory systems. Here we focus on circulatory function of nonmodel species. Invertebrates possess diverse convection systems; that at the most complex generate pressures and perform at a level comparable to vertebrates...
December 6, 2016: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090301/pulmonary-pulse-wave-transit-time-is-associated-with-right-ventricular-pulmonary-artery-coupling-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Kurt W Prins, E Kenneth Weir, Stephen L Archer, Jeremy Markowitz, Lauren Rose, Marc Pritzker, Richard Madlon-Kay, Thenappan Thenappan
Pulmonary pulse wave transit time (pPTT), defined as the time for the systolic pressure pulse wave to travel from the pulmonary valve to the pulmonary veins, has been reported to be reduced in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); however, the underlying mechanism of reduced pPTT is unknown. Here, we investigate the hypothesis that abbreviated pPTT in PAH results from impaired right ventricular-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) coupling. We quantified pPTT using pulsed-wave Doppler ultrasound from 10 healthy age- and sex-matched controls and 36 patients with PAH...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069573/relations-between-aortic-stiffness-and-left-ventricular-mechanical-function-in-the-community
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Vanessa Bell, Elizabeth L McCabe, Martin G Larson, Jian Rong, Allison A Merz, Ewa Osypiuk, Birgitta T Lehman, Plamen Stantchev, Jayashri Aragam, Emelia J Benjamin, Naomi M Hamburg, Ramachandran S Vasan, Gary F Mitchell, Susan Cheng
BACKGROUND: Aortic stiffness impairs optimal ventricular-vascular coupling and left ventricular systolic function, particularly in the long axis. Left ventricular global longitudinal strain (GLS) has recently emerged as a sensitive measure of early cardiac dysfunction. In this study, we investigated the relation between aortic stiffness and GLS in a large community-based sample. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 2495 participants (age 39-90 years, 57% women) of the Framingham Offspring and Omni cohorts, free of cardiovascular disease, we performed tonometry to measure arterial hemodynamics and echocardiography to assess cardiac function...
January 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852591/ventricular-vascular-coupling-in-marfan-and-non-marfan-aortopathies
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Farina Loeper, Jantine Oosterhof, Mark van den Dorpel, Denise van der Linde, Yaxin Lu, Elizabeth Robertson, Brett Hambly, Richmond Jeremy
BACKGROUND: Marfan syndrome (MFS) and familial non-syndromal thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (ns-TAAD) are genetic aortopathies causing aortic dilatation with increased aortic stiffness. Left ventricular (LV) contractility and ventricular-vascular coupling index (VVI) were compared between MFS and ns-TAAD and determinants of VVI were investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with MFS (M 57, F 47) and ns-TAAD (M 72, F 39) were studied by echocardiography and compared with controls (M 77, F 71)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851839/diagnosis-treatment-and-clinical-management-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-the-contemporary-era-a-review
#10
Bradley A Maron, Nazzareno Galiè
Importance: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by severe remodeling of the distal pulmonary arteries, increased pulmonary vascular resistance, and right ventricular dysfunction that promotes heart failure. Once regarded as largely untreatable, evidence-based decision making now guides clinical management of PAH and improves outcomes. However, misconceptions regarding the approach to PAH in the modern era are common and associated with substandard clinical care. Observations: The clinical profile of PAH has changed substantially since its original description...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807283/cardiac-repair-in-guinea-pigs-with-human-engineered-heart-tissue-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Florian Weinberger, Kaja Breckwoldt, Simon Pecha, Allen Kelly, Birgit Geertz, Jutta Starbatty, Timur Yorgan, Kai-Hung Cheng, Katrin Lessmann, Tomas Stolen, Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, Godfrey Smith, Hermann Reichenspurner, Arne Hansen, Thomas Eschenhagen
Myocardial injury results in a loss of contractile tissue mass that, in the absence of efficient regeneration, is essentially irreversible. Transplantation of human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes has beneficial but variable effects. We created human engineered heart tissue (hEHT) strips from human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived cardiomyocytes and hiPSC-derived endothelial cells. The hEHTs were transplanted onto large defects (22% of the left ventricular wall, 35% decline in left ventricular function) of guinea pig hearts 7 days after cryoinjury, and the results were compared with those obtained with human endothelial cell patches (hEETs) or cell-free patches...
November 2, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802840/mir-374-promotes-myocardial-hypertrophy-by-negatively-regulating-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-1-signaling
#12
Jong Sub Lee, Dong Woo Song, Jei Hyoung Park, Jin Ock Kim, Chunghee Cho, Do Han Kim
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an essential cytokine that has functions in the formation of new blood vessels and regression of cardiac hypertrophy. VEGF/VEGF-receptor-1(VEGFR1) signaling plays a key role in the regression of cardiac hypertrophy, whereas VEGF/VEGFR2 signaling leads to cardiac hypertrophy. In this study, we identified the prohypertrophic role of miR-374 using neonatal rat ventricular myocytes (NRVMs). Our results showed that overexpression of miR-374 activated G protein-coupled receptor-mediated prohypertrophic pathways by the inhibition of VEGFR1-dependent regression pathways...
November 2, 2016: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753855/hw-01-3-cardiac-and-vascular-mri-in-hypertension-evaluation
#13
Sang-Chol Lee
Chronic hypertension can result in deleterious effects on various vascular organs including the heart and vessels. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has the unique advantage of the ability to assess ventricular volumes and function, valvular abnormalities, vascular pathology, myocardial perfusion and tissue characterization with high accuracy and reproducibility and also avoid the risk of radiation. As this is the case, CMR seems to be an ideal method for comprehensive assessment of patients with systemic hypertension...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753845/ed-02-2-the-effect-of-aortic-remodeling-on-central-blood-pressure-and-arterioventricular-coupling
#14
James Sharman
With every cardiac contraction, a pressure wave is generated and propagated within the central large arteries. The characteristic shape of proximal aortic pressure waves (central blood pressure) has been shown to contain prognostic information on cardiovascular risk that is independent from conventional upper arm blood pressure, yet the mechanisms explaining differences in central blood pressure wave shape remain controversial. Uncertainty in this field requires resolution if central blood pressure is to be a target of hypertension management...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744267/ventricular-vascular-dynamics-in-pediatric-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
#15
Satoshi Masutani, Seiko Kuwata, Clara Kurishima, Yoichi Iwamoto, Hirofumi Saiki, Masaya Sugimoto, Hirotaka Ishido, Hideaki Senzaki
OBJECTIVE: The details of the ventricular-vascular dynamics of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in children remain poorly understood. We tested the hypothesis that pediatric HFpEF patients have ventricular systolic, diastolic, and arterial stiffening at rest as well as impaired reserve function associated with coronary supply/demand imbalance. METHODS: We studied the ventricular pressure-area relationship in 22 pediatric HFpEF patients and 22 control subjects before and after dobutamine infusion and during abdominal compression...
December 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743468/a-monolithic-3d-0d-coupled-closed-loop-model-of-the-heart-and-the-vascular-system-experiment-based-parameter-estimation-for-patient-specific-cardiac-mechanics
#16
M Hirschvogel, M Bassilious, L Jagschies, S M Wildhirt, M W Gee
A model for patient-specific cardiac mechanics simulation is introduced, incorporating a 3-dimensional finite element model of the ventricular part of the heart which is coupled to a reduced-order 0-dimensional closed-loop vascular system, heart valve and atrial chamber model.The ventricles are modeled by a nonlinear orthotropic passive material law. The electrical activation is mimicked by a prescribed parametrized active stress acting along a generic muscle fiber orientation. Our activation function is constructed such that the start of ventricular contraction and relaxation as well as the active stress curve's slope are parameterized...
October 15, 2016: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659574/elimination-of-transcoarctation-pressure-gradients-has-no-impact-on-left-ventricular-function-or-aortic-shear-stress-after-intervention-in-patients-with-mild-coarctation
#17
Zahra Keshavarz-Motamed, Farhad Rikhtegar Nezami, Ramon A Partida, Kenta Nakamura, Pedro Vinícius Staziaki, Eyal Ben-Assa, Brian Ghoshhajra, Ami B Bhatt, Elazer R Edelman
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the impact of transcatheter intervention on left ventricular function and aortic hemodynamics in patients with mild coarctation of the aorta (COA). BACKGROUND: The optimal method and timing of transcatheter intervention for COA remains unclear, especially when the severity of COA is mild (peak-to-peak transcoarctation pressure gradient <20 mm Hg). Debate rages regarding the risk/benefit ratio of intervention versus long-term effects of persistent minimal gradient in this heterogeneous population with differing blood pressures, ventricular function, and peripheral perfusion...
September 26, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643092/hw-01-3-cardiac-and-vascular-mri-in-hypertension-evaluation
#18
Sang-Chol Lee
Chronic hypertension can result in deleterious effects on various vascular organs including the heart and vessels. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has the unique advantage of the ability to assess ventricular volumes and function, valvular abnormalities, vascular pathology, myocardial perfusion and tissue characterization with high accuracy and reproducibility and also avoid the risk of radiation. As this is the case, CMR seems to be an ideal method for comprehensive assessment of patients with systemic hypertension...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643005/ed-02-2-the-effect-of-aortic-remodeling-on-central-blood-pressure-and-arterioventricular-coupling
#19
James Sharman
With every cardiac contraction, a pressure wave is generated and propagated within the central large arteries. The characteristic shape of proximal aortic pressure waves (central blood pressure) has been shown to contain prognostic information on cardiovascular risk that is independent from conventional upper arm blood pressure, yet the mechanisms explaining differences in central blood pressure wave shape remain controversial. Uncertainty in this field requires resolution if central blood pressure is to be a target of hypertension management...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638019/the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-the-pathogenesis-of-takotsubo-syndrome
#20
REVIEW
Ilan S Wittstein
Takotsubo syndrome is a unique clinical condition of acute heart failure and reversible left ventricular dysfunction frequently precipitated by sudden emotional or physical stress. There is growing evidence that exaggerated sympathetic stimulation is central to the pathogenesis of this syndrome. Precisely how catecholamines mediate myocardial stunning in takotsubo syndrome remains incompletely understood; but possible mechanisms include epicardial spasm, microvascular dysfunction, direct adrenergic-receptor-mediated myocyte injury, and systemic vascular effects that alter ventricular-arterial coupling...
October 2016: Heart Failure Clinics
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