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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345588/the-role-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-total-occlusions-rationale-and-review-of-the-literature
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Harsh Agrawal, Richard Lange, Ruben Montanez, Soma Wali, Khan Omar Mohammad, Subrata Kar, Mohamed Teleb, Debabrata Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: Chronic total occlusion (CTO) of a coronary artery is defined as an occluded segment with no antegrade flow and a known or estimated duration of at least 12 weeks. OBJECTIVE: We considered the current literature describing the indications and clinical outcomes for de-novo CTO- percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and discuss the role of CTO-PCI and future directions for this procedure. METHOD: Databases (PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Embase, EBSCO, Web of Science, and CINAHL were searched and relevant studies of CTO-PCI were selected for review...
January 16, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305726/evaluation-of-necrosis-avidity-and-potential-for-rapid-imaging-of-necrotic-myocardium-of-radioiodinated-hypocrellins
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Qiaomei Jin, Juanzhi Zhao, Meng Gao, Yuanbo Feng, Wei Liu, Zhiqi Yin, Tiannv Li, Shaoli Song, Yicheng Ni, Jian Zhang, Dejian Huang, Dongjian Zhang
PURPOSE: Rapid noninvasive delineation of necrotic myocardium in ischemic regions is very critical for risk stratification and clinical decision-making but still challenging. This study aimed to evaluate the necrosis avidity of radioiodinated hypocrellins and its potential for rapidly imaging necrotic myocardium. PROCEDURES: The aggregation constants of four natural hypocrellins were analyzed by UV/vis spectroscopy. Then, they were radiolabeled with iodine-131 by iodogen oxidation method...
January 5, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284775/l-arginine-is-an-effective-medication-for-prevention-of-endothelial-dysfunction-a-predictor-of-anthracycline-cardiotoxicity-in-patients-with-acute-leukemia
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I Skrypnyk, G Maslova, T Lymanets, I Gusachenko
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of L-arginine in the prevention of endothelial dysfunction, which may be a predictor of anthracycline-induced myocardial injury, in patients with acute leukemia (AL) on the background of anthracycline antibiotics low cumulative doses from 100 to 200 mg/m2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 81 adult AL patients (38 males and 43 females with the age of 16-59 years) were studied. The patients were divided into two groups: group I (n = 34), AL patients treated with chemotherapy (CT) and L-arginine hydrochloride; group II (n = 47) - AL patients treated with CT only...
December 2017: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277644/sex-differences-in-murine-myocardium-are-not-exclusively-regulated-by-gonadal-hormones
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Franz Theuring, Boris Neumann, Christian Scheler, Peter R Jungblut, Karima Schwab
We investigated sex differences in cardiac protein patterns of intact and castrated mice using proteomics and 1D and 2D immunoblotting. To exclude differences concerning developmental aspects gonadectomy was conducted in mature mice at the age of three months. The main sex-related regulation in the protein pattern of the myocardium occurred for proteins involved in metabolic processes whereas only few proteins involved in other pathways underwent a regulation. Many regulated proteins (2/3) displayed a characteristic V form, which means that these proteins are up- or down-regulated in sexually mature compared to young mice and are back-regulated after castration, emphasizing a direct regulation by gonadal hormones...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276927/-prognostic-value-of-melatonin-level-structural-and-functional-changes-of-the-myocardium-in-the-development-of-complications-in-patients-with-heart-failure-who-underwent-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-the-possibilities-of-pharmacological-cardioprotection
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S P Salikova, Y V Liskova, A A Stadnikov, S A Selivanov, N B Tverdokhlib, V O Rozhkov, G M Avchenko, A Y Erkhov, A B Popov
OBJECTIVE: To assess the significance of melatonin, NT-proBNP and morphological markers of myocardial remodeling for predicting the risk of complications after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with ischemic heart disease and chronic heart failure (CHF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included in this study 83 patients who underwent CABG in the period from September 2013 to October 2014. All patients before CABG underwent standard laboratory and instrumental examination...
October 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250293/hypothetical-anatomy-of-brugada-phenomenon-long-qt-sine-long-qt-syndrome-implicating-morphologically-undefined-specific-brugada-s-myocells
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Petras Stirbys
The Brugada syndrome (BrS) is associated with increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. It generates genetically mediated arrhythmias posing a true pathophysiological challenge. In search of the similarities between BrS and long QT syndrome some novel insights are suggested. In patients with BrS the duration of QT interval is usually normal. Some investigators have found prolonged QT interval in the syndrome's natural course or the duration of QT segment have been extended by provocative tests unmasking BrS...
April 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230178/human-cardiac-31p-mr-spectroscopy-at-3-tesla-cannot-detect-failing-myocardial-energy-homeostasis-during-exercise
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Adrianus J Bakermans, Jason N Bazil, Aart J Nederveen, Gustav J Strijkers, S Matthijs Boekholdt, Daniel A Beard, Jeroen A L Jeneson
Phosphorus-31 magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P-MRS) is a unique non-invasive imaging modality for probing in vivo high-energy phosphate metabolism in the human heart. We investigated whether current 31P-MRS methodology would allow for clinical applications to detect exercise-induced changes in (patho-)physiological myocardial energy metabolism. Hereto, measurement variability and repeatability of three commonly used localized 31P-MRS methods [3D image-selected in vivo spectroscopy (ISIS) and 1D ISIS with 1D chemical shift imaging (CSI) oriented either perpendicular or parallel to the surface coil] to quantify the myocardial phosphocreatine (PCr) to adenosine triphosphate (ATP) ratio in healthy humans (n = 8) at rest were determined on a clinical 3 Tesla MR system...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222131/low-dose-anthracycline-and-risk-of-heart-failure-in-a-pharmacokinetic-model-of-human-myocardium-exposure-analog-specificity-and-role-of-secondary-alcohol-metabolites
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Emanuela Salvatorelli, Pierantonio Menna, Massimo Chello, Elvio Covino, Giorgio Minotti
Cumulative doses of doxorubicin and other antitumor anthracyclines may cause heart failure (HF). Cardiotoxicity is determined by cardiac exposure to anthracyclines and to more toxic secondary alcohol metabolites that are formed inside cardiomyocytes or diffuse from the bloodstream. Concerns exist that HF might be caused by cumulative anthracycline doses that were thought to be safe. Patients with gain-of-function polymorphism of carbonyl reductase 3 (CBR3), which converts anthracyclines to secondary alcohol metabolites, would be at a higher risk of HF...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203498/perioperative-myocardial-injury-after-noncardiac-surgery-incidence-mortality-and-characterization
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Christian Puelacher, Giovanna Lurati Buse, Daniela Seeberger, Lorraine Sazgary, Stella Marbot, Andreas Lampart, Jaqueline Espinola, Christoph Kindler, Angelika Hammerer, Esther Seeberger, Ivo Strebel, Karin Wildi, Raphael Twerenbold, Jeanne du Fay de Lavallaz, Luzius Steiner, Lorenz Gurke, Tobias Breidthardt, Katharina Rentsch, Andreas Buser, Danielle M Gualandro, Stefan Osswald, Christian Mueller
Background -Perioperative myocardial injury (PMI) seems to be a contributor to mortality after noncardiac surgery. Because the vast majority of PMIs are asymptomatic, PMI usually is missed in the absence of systematic screening. Methods -We performed a prospective diagnostic study enrolling consecutive patients undergoing noncardiac surgery who had a planned postoperative stay of ≥24 hours and were considered at increased cardiovascular risk. All patients received a systematic screening using serial measurements of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T in clinical routine...
December 4, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194288/area-at-risk-can-be-assessed-by-iodine-123-meta-iodobenzylguanidine-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-after-myocardial-infarction-a-prospective-study
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Christophe Hedon, Fabien Huet, Fayçal Ben Bouallegue, Hélène Vernhet, Jean-Christophe Macia, Thien-Tri Cung, Florence Leclercq, Stéphane Cade, Frédéric Cransac, Benoit Lattuca, D'Arcy Vandenberghe, Aurélie Bourdon, Meriem Benkiran, Fabien Vauchot, Richard Gervasoni, Emmanuel D'estanque, Denis Mariano-Goulart, François Roubille
BACKGROUND: Myocardial salvage is an important surrogate endpoint to estimate the impact of treatments in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between cardiac sympathetic denervation area assessed by single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) using iodine-123-meta-iodobenzylguanidine (I-MIBG) and myocardial area at risk (AAR) assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) (gold standard)...
November 29, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180358/nonclinical-cardiovascular-studies-of-prucalopride-a-highly-selective-5-hydroxytryptamine-4-receptor-agonist
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Kelly Conlon, Joris H De Maeyer, Chris Bruce, Jan A J Schuurkes, Lee Christie, James McRedmond, Katayoun Derakhchan, Paul R Wade
Patients with chronic constipation benefit from treatment with 5-hydroxytryptamine 4 (5-HT4) receptor agonists. However, the first-generation 5-HT4 receptor agonists cisapride and tegaserod were withdrawn from the market owing to rare cardiovascular adverse events, which were not 5-HT4-receptor-related, but due to the lack of selectivity of these drugs. Here we report the nonclinical cardiovascular profile of the selective 5-HT4 receptor agonist prucalopride. To assess its non-5-HT4 receptor-mediated effects on cardiovascular electrophysiological parameters, in vitro studies were performed in human ether-a-go-go-related gene-transfected cells, guinea pig ventricular myocytes and papillary muscle preparations, rabbit and dog Purkinje fibers, and the Langendorff rabbit heart...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176139/preoperative-evaluation-and-midterm-outcomes-after-the-surgical-correction-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-in-50-infants-and-children
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Hui-Li Zhang, Shou-Jun Li, Xu Wang, Jun Yan, Zhong-Dong Hua
BACKGROUND: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery (LCA) from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rather rare congenital anomaly that has a profound effect on heart function. This study aimed to retrospectively illustrate the perioperative clinical features, therapy experience, and midterm outcomes after surgical correction, and to determine the value of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and myocardial viability in differentiating critically ill patients among infants and children with ALCAPA...
December 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163161/inhibition-of-mir-128-3p-by-tongxinluo-protects-human-cardiomyocytes-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-upregulation-of-p70s6k1-p-p70s6k1
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Gui-Hao Chen, Chuan-Sheng Xu, Jie Zhang, Qing Li, He-He Cui, Xiang-Dong Li, Li-Ping Chang, Rui-Jie Tang, Jun-Yan Xu, Xia-Qiu Tian, Pei-Sen Huang, Jun Xu, Chen Jin, Yue-Jin Yang
Background and Aims: Tongxinluo (TXL) is a multifunctional traditional Chinese medicine that has been widely used to treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. However, no studies have explored whether TXL can protect human cardiomyocytes (HCMs) from ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Reperfusion Injury Salvage Kinase (RISK) pathway activation was previously demonstrated to protect the hearts against I/R injury and it is generally activated via Akt or (and) Erk 1/2, and their common downstream protein, ribosomal protein S6 kinase (p70s6k)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158254/weight-history-and-subclinical-myocardial-damage
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Chiadi E Ndumele, Laura Cobb, Mariana Lazo, Natalie A Bello, Amil Shah, Vijay Nambi, Roger S Blumenthal, Gary Gerstenblith, Scott D Solomon, Christie M Ballantyne, Elizabeth Selvin, Josef Coresh
BACKGROUND: Excess weight is associated with subclinical myocardial damage, as reflected by high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) concentrations, which portends high heart failure risk. However, the association between weight history and myocardial damage is unknown. METHODS: We evaluated 9062 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) visit 4 (1996-1999) participants with a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 18.5 kg/m2 and no previous cardiovascular disease. We cross-tabulated visit 4 ("current") BMI categories of normal weight, overweight, and obese with those at visit 1 (1987-1989) and with BMI categories calculated from self-reported weight at age 25 years...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157021/gastroparesis-pharmacotherapy-and-cardiac-risk
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Per M Hellström, Ahmad Al-Saffar
BACKGROUND: Gastroparesis is characterized by abnormal gastric motility and delayed emptying with symptoms of early satiety, postprandial fullness, bloating, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Pharmacological discovery has been lagging because potential drugs often are associated with abnormalities of electrical conduction of the myocardium due to interaction with cardiac ion channels leading to limited pharmaceutical options for development of new drugs. OBJECTIVE: Addresses the safety of drugs for gastroparesis in terms of cardiotoxicity related to the clinical use of prokinetics and antiemetics...
November 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154687/pyruvate-enhancement-of-cardiac-performance-cellular-mechanisms-and-clinical-application
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Robert T Mallet, Albert H Olivencia-Yurvati, Rolf Bünger
Cardiac contractile function is adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP)-intensive, and the myocardium's high demand for oxygen and energy substrates leaves it acutely vulnerable to interruptions in its blood supply. The myriad cardioprotective properties of the natural intermediary metabolite pyruvate make it a potentially powerful intervention against the complex injury cascade ignited by myocardial ischemia-reperfusion. A readily oxidized metabolic substrate, pyruvate augments myocardial free energy of ATP hydrolysis to a greater extent than the physiological fuels glucose, lactate and fatty acids, particularly when it is provided at supra-physiological plasma concentrations...
January 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153572/prognostic-value-of-quantitative-stress-perfusion-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Eva C Sammut, Adriana D M Villa, Gabriella Di Giovine, Luke Dancy, Filippo Bosio, Thomas Gibbs, Swarna Jeyabraba, Susanne Schwenke, Steven E Williams, Michael Marber, Khaled Alfakih, Tevfik F Ismail, Reza Razavi, Amedeo Chiribiri
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the prognostic usefulness of visual and quantitative perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) ischemic burden in an unselected group of patients and to assess the validity of consensus-based ischemic burden thresholds extrapolated from nuclear studies. BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the prognostic value of assessing myocardial ischemic burden by CMR, and there are none using quantitative perfusion analysis. METHODS: Patients with suspected coronary artery disease referred for adenosine-stress perfusion CMR were included (n = 395; 70% male; age 58 ± 13 years)...
November 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150492/predictors-of-mortality-in-patients-with-severe-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-undergoing-surgical-mitral-valve-intervention
#18
Kenya Kusunose, Nancy A Obuchowski, Marc Gillinov, Zoran B Popovic, Scott D Flamm, Brian P Griffin, Deborah H Kwon
BACKGROUND: Ischemic mitral regurgitation is associated with substantial risk of death. Although surgical mitral valve intervention (MVi) may improve symptoms, it has not been shown to improve survival. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of mortality in patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation and MVi. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 117 consecutive patients (age, 65±10 years) with advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance and subsequent MVi between January 1, 2002 and January 1, 2012...
November 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131444/native-t1-reference-values-for-nonischemic-cardiomyopathies-and-populations-with-increased-cardiovascular-risk-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Maaike van den Boomen, Riemer H J A Slart, Enzo V Hulleman, Rudi A J O Dierckx, Birgitta K Velthuis, Pim van der Harst, David E Sosnovik, Ronald J H Borra, Niek H J Prakken
BACKGROUND: Although cardiac MR and T1 mapping are increasingly used to diagnose diffuse fibrosis based cardiac diseases, studies reporting T1 values in healthy and diseased myocardium, particular in nonischemic cardiomyopathies (NICM) and populations with increased cardiovascular risk, seem contradictory. PURPOSE: To determine the range of native myocardial T1 value ranges in patients with NICM and populations with increased cardiovascular risk. STUDY TYPE: Systemic review and meta-analysis...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119398/myocardial-protection-against-ischemic-and-reperfusion-injuries-experimental-study
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I A Mandel', A Yu Podoksenov, I V Sukhodolo, Yu K Podoksenov, Yu S Svirko, N O Kamenshchikov, S L Mikheev, A S Sementsov, Yu V Rogovskaya, D A An, V M Shipulin, L N Maslov
The effects of hypoxic, hyperoxic, and hypoxic-hyperoxic preconditioning were examined in the prospective study on narcotized and artificially ventilated rabbits. Under artificial circulation, acute myocardial ischemia was modeled by ligation of anterior descending coronary artery, which was followed by reperfusion. The degree of ventricular arrhythmias was assessed, and the ischemic area was evaluated in percent of the area at risk. Microscopic characterization of the myocardium was employed to assess the cardioprotective effect of hypoxic and/or hyperoxic preconditioning...
November 9, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
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