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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724945/effect-of-septal-flash-on-right-ventricular-systolic-function-in-left-bundle-branch-block-patients-with-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Guang-Yuan Li, Yong-Huai Wang, Zheng-Yu Guan, Xuan-Yi Jin, Yang Li, Shuang Liu, Chun-Yan Ma, Jun Yang
A leftward motion of the ventricular septum prior to ejection, known as the septal flash (SF), is frequently observed in patients with left bundle-branch block (LBBB). We investigated whether the abnormal motion of the ventricular septum affects right ventricle (RV) contractile performance in LBBB patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Forty-four patients with complete LBBB were selected using standard 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs), with 30 healthy individuals serving as controls...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723905/evolution-of-anti-trypanosoma-cruzi-antibody-production-in-patients-with-chronic-chagas-disease-correlation-between-antibody-titers-and-development-of-cardiac-disease-severity
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Ingebourg Georg, Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno, Sergio Salles Xavier, Marcelo Teixeira de Holanda, Eric Henrique Roma, Maria da Gloria Bonecini-Almeida
Chagas disease is one of the most important endemic infections in Latin America affecting around 6-7 million people. About 30-50% of patients develop the cardiac form of the disease, which can lead to severe cardiac dysfunction and death. In this scenario, the identification of immunological markers of disease progression would be a valuable tool for early treatment and reduction of death rates. In this observational study, the production of anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies through a retrospective longitudinal follow-up in chronic Chagas disease patients´ cohort and its correlation with disease progression and heart commitment was evaluated...
July 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721647/rubidium-82-pet-imaging-is-feasible-in-a-rat-myocardial-infarction-model
#3
Adam Ali Ghotbi, Andreas Clemmensen, Kasper Kyhl, Bjarke Follin, Philip Hasbak, Thomas Engstrøm, Rasmus Sejersten Ripa, Andreas Kjaer
BACKGROUND: Small-animal myocardial infarct models are frequently used in the assessment of new cardioprotective strategies. A validated quantification of perfusion using a non-cyclotron-dependent PET tracer would be of importance in monitoring response to therapy. We tested whether myocardial PET perfusion imaging is feasible with Rubidium-82 ((82)Rb) in a small-animal scanner using a rat myocardial infarct model. METHODS: 18 Sprague-Dawley rats underwent permanent coronary artery ligation (infarct group), and 11 rats underwent ischemia-reperfusion (reperfusion group) procedure...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721146/the-role-of-selected-adipokines-and-ghrelin-in-the-prognosis-after-myocardial-infarction-in-a-12-month-follow-up-in-the-presence-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Błażej Michalski, Ewa Szymczyk, Lukasz Peczek, Barbara Nawrot, Karolina Kupczynska, Maria Krzemińska-Pakuła, Jan Z Peruga, Piotr Lipiec, Jarosław D Kasprzak
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of selected adipokines in the improvement in the ejection fraction and in the development of adverse cardiac remodeling during 12 months of follow-up among patients with an ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the presence of metabolic syndrome (MeS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 69 patients (49 male; mean age: 59 ±10 years) with a first STEMI that was treated with a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI)...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721145/increased-plasma-concentrations-of-interleukin-35-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Paulina Gorzelak-Pabiś, Maciej Chalubinski, Katarzyna Wojdan, Emilia Luczak, Iwona Duraj, Monika Mozdzan, Marlena Broncel
INTRODUCTION: Atherosclerosis leading to coronary artery disease (CAD) is a chronic inflammatory condition. Interleukin 35 (IL-35) released by regulatory T cells (Tregs) has been found to be associated with CAD in the Chinese population. However, nothing is known about the relation between IL-35 concentrations and cholesterol levels. The aim of the study was to assess the levels of IL-35 in CAD patients and healthy subjects from a Caucasian population, and to analyze the relationship between IL-35 and the levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), sex and postmenopausal status...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720602/a-reminder-of-escherichia-coli-sepsis-induced-reversible-cardiomyopathy
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Aung Naing Lin, Atif Shaikh, Sithu Lin, Deepika Misra
Cardiomyopathy is a progressive disease of myocardium causing either mechanical or electrical disturbances. Sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy (SICM) is an entity of cardiomyopathy which is reversible in 1â€"2 weeks after recovery from sepsis or septic shock. SICM is thought to have unpredictable cumulative mortality towards sepsis but its exact mechanism remains elusive. We report a case of Escherichia coli SICM in a 63-year-old woman presented with sudden onset of dyspnoea on exertion and orthopnoea following nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea after consuming Chinese foods...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718245/left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-predicted-by-early-troponin-i-release-after-anthracycline-based-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Azhar Shafi, Neelam Siddiqui, Saba Imtiaz, Mansoor Ud Din Sajid
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines are one of the most effective chemotherapeutic agents in management of Breast cancer, however Anthracycline induced cardiotoxicity remains a matter of special concern. Detection of early toxicity by use of biomarkers like Troponins has been the focus of interest in recent years. We measured Troponin I levels after chemotherapy with anthracyclines and correlated it with ECG, Echocardiography and clinical findings. METHODS: Patients with early Breast cancer eligible for chemotherapy were included in the study...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716688/influence-of-thoracic-fluid-compartments-on-pulmonary-congestion-in-chronic-heart-failure
#8
Steven C Chase, Bryan J Taylor, Troy J Cross, Kirsten E Coffman, Lyle J Olson, Bruce D Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary congestion is a common finding of heart failure (HF), but it remains unclear how pulmonary and heart blood volumes (Vp and Vh) and extravascular lung water (EVLW) change in stable HF and impact lung function. METHODS: Fourteen patients with HF (age: 68±11 y; LVEF: 33±8%) and 12 controls (age: 65±9 y) were recruited. A pulmonary function test, thoracic CT scan, and contrast perfusion scan were performed. From the thoracic scan, a histogram of CT attenuation of lung tissue was generated and skew, kurtosis, and full-width half-max were calculated as surrogates of EVLW...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715068/severe-mitral-regurgitation-is-associated-with-increased-copeptin-levels-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Alven Kılıcgedık, Elıf Eroglu, Gokhan Kahvecı, Khaganı Isgandarov, Emrah Acar, Semi Ozturk, Regayip Zehir, Seyhmus Kulahcıoglu, Cuneyt Toprak, Ali Yaman, Ibrahım Akın Izgı, Cevat Kirma
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The objective of this study was to assess the potential role of mitral regurgitation (MR) in the release of copeptin in HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF). METHODS: The study included 63 patients of whom 33 had functional mild MR (Group 1) and 30 had functional severe MR (Group 2).The functional classes of the groups were both NYHA Class III. Blood samples for the determination of plasma copeptin and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were obtained at the same day with the echocardiographic examination...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712559/impact-of-percutaneous-mitral-valvuloplasty-on-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-mitral-stenosis-assessed-by-3d-echocardiography
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William Antonio M Esteves, Lucas Lodi-Junqueira, Juliana Rodrigues Soares, Guilherme Rafael Sant'Anna Athayde, Gabriela Assunção Goebel, Lucas Amorim Carvalho, Xin Zeng, Judy Hung, Timothy C Tan, Maria Carmo Pereira Nunes
BACKGROUND: The status of intrinsic left ventricular (LV) contractility in patients with isolated rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) has been debated. The acute changes in loading conditions after percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) may affect LV performance. We aimed to examine the acute effects of PMV on LV function and identify factors associated with LV ejection fraction (LVEF) changes, and determinants of long-term events following the procedure. METHODS: One hundred and forty-two patients who underwent PMV for symptomatic rheumatic MS (valve area of 0...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712069/left-atrial-dysfunction-as-a-determinant-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Andreea Calin, Anca D Mateescu, Monica Rosca, Carmen C Beladan, Roxana Enache, Simona Botezatu, Iulian Cosei, Cosmin Calin, Marian Simion, Carmen Ginghina, Andreea C Popescu, Bogdan A Popescu
In patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), the presence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been linked to a poor prognosis. We aimed to assess the main determinants of PH in patients with severe AS and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). We prospectively enrolled 108 consecutive patients with isolated severe AS (indexed aortic valve area <0.6 cm(2)/m(2)) and LVEF >50%, in sinus rhythm. Left atrial (LA) function was assessed using longitudinal deformation parameters (by speckle tracking echocardiography)...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710537/cardiac-safety-of-non-anthracycline-trastuzumab-based-therapy-for-her2-positive-breast-cancer
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Anthony F Yu, Roy B Mukku, Shivani Verma, Jennifer E Liu, Kevin C Oeffinger, Richard M Steingart, Clifford A Hudis, Chau T Dang
PURPOSE: Trastuzumab improves overall survival for women with HER2-positive breast cancer but is associated with cardiotoxicity, especially when administered after anthracyclines. Use of non-anthracycline trastuzumab-based regimens is rising, particularly for patients with low-risk disease or with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. We performed a single-center retrospective cohort study to assess the cardiac safety of trastuzumab without anthracyclines outside of a clinical trial setting...
July 14, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709768/plasma-sphingosine-1-phosphate-concentrations-are-associated-with-systolic-heart-failure-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease
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Amin Polzin, Kerstin Piayda, Petra Keul, Lisa Dannenberg, Annemarie Mohring, Markus Gräler, Tobias Zeus, Malte Kelm, Bodo Levkau
OBJECTIVE: Sphingosine-1-Phosphate (S1P) is a bioactive sphingolipid with important functions in immunity, inflammation and cardiovascular biology. S1P is associated with prevalence and severity of coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction. However, its relevance in ischemic cardiomyopathy is unknown. We aimed to investigate associations of plasma S1P and other sphingolipids with the extent of heart failure in patients with ischemic heart disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: 74 patients with ischemic heart disease were investigated in this observational study...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708198/the-effect-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-frequent-premature-ventricular-complexes-and-arrhythmia-burden-on-left-ventricular-function
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Agnieszka Wojdyła-Hordyńska, Oskar Kowalski, Grzegorz J Hordyński, Borislav Dinov, Philipp Sommer, Gerhard Hindricks, Piotr Feusette, Arash Arya
BACKGROUND: Frequent premature ventricular complexes (PVC) are related to reversible tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. However, the role of arrhythmia burden on the outcome of the catheter ablation has not been fully recognised. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of catheter ablation and PVC burden in patients with and without structural heart disease (SHD) on left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). METHODS: Transthoracic echocardiography was done before and six months after radiofrequency catheter ablation in 109 consecutive patients (61 men, age 55 ± 17 years) with frequent PVCs...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706587/management-of-ventricular-tachycardia-storm-in-patients-with-structural-heart-disease
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Daniele Muser, Pasquale Santangeli, Jackson J Liang
Electrical storm (ES) is a medical emergency characterized by repetitive episodes of sustained ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) in a limited amount of time (at least 3 within a 24-h period) leading to repeated appropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapies. The occurrence of ES represents a major turning point in the natural history of patients with structural heart disease being associated with poor short- and long-term survival particularly in those with compromised left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) that can develop hemodynamic decompensation and multi-organ failure...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704502/brain-natriuretic-peptide-bnp-may-play-a-major-role-in-risk-stratification-based-on-cerebral-oxygen-saturation-by-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-patients-undergoing-major-cardiovascular-surgery
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Hiroshi Mukaida, Masakazu Hayashida, Satoshi Matsushita, Makiko Yamamoto, Atsushi Nakamura, Atsushi Amano
PURPOSE: A previous study reported that low baseline cerebral oxygen saturation (ScO2) (≤50%) measured with near-infrared spectroscopy was predictive of poor clinical outcomes after cardiac surgery. However, such findings have not been reconfirmed by others. We conducted the current study to evaluate whether the previous findings would be reproducible, and to explore mechanisms underlying the ScO2-based outcome prediction. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated 573 consecutive patients, aged 20 to 91 (mean ± standard deviation, 67...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704420/relation-between-high-levels-of-myeloperoxidase-in-the-culprit-artery-and-microvascular-obstruction-infarct-size-and-reverse-remodeling-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Karim Stamboul, Marianne Zeller, Luc Rochette, Yves Cottin, Alexandre Cochet, Thibault Leclercq, Guillaume Porot, Charles Guenancia, Marie Fichot, Nicolas Maillot, Catherine Vergely, Luc Lorgis
MAIN OBJECTIVE: To better understand the role of myeloperoxidases (MPO) in microvascular obstruction (MO) phenomenon and infarct size (IS) using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) data in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHOD: 40 consecutive patients classified according to the median level of MPO in the culprit artery. A CMR study was performed during the week following AMI and at 6 months, with late gadolinium enhancement sequences. RESULTS: Persistent MO was observed in the same proportion (50 vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701671/is-serum-uric-acid-independently-associated-with-left-ventricular-mass-index-ejection-fraction-and-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-among-female-and-male-cardiac-patients
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Yohei Yamauchi, Shu-Ichi Fujita, Kensaku Shibata, Hideaki Morita, Takahide Ito, Koichi Sohmiya, Masaaki Hoshiga, Nobukazu Ishizaka
Mean serum uric acid (SUA) levels are higher in men than women. In addition, recent studies have suggested that the SUA threshold at which the cardiovascular risk might increase may vary between women and men. In the current retrospective study, by analyzing the data from 219 female and 519 male patients who were free from uric acid-lowering medication, we investigated whether SUA is associated with left ventricular mass index (LVMI), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), and plasma levels of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) independent of confounding factors, such as serum calcium, inorganic phosphate, and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), in a gender-specific manner...
July 13, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701470/effect-of-ferric-carboxymaltose-on-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-and-iron-deficiency
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Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Piotr Ponikowski, Peter van der Meer, Marco Metra, Michael Böhm, Artem Doletsky, Adriaan A Voors, Iain C Macdougall, Stefan D Anker, Bernard Roubert, Lorraine Zakin, Alain Cohen-Solal
Background -Iron deficiency is common in patients with heart failure (HF), and is associated with reduced exercise capacity and poor outcomes. Whether correction of iron deficiency with (intravenous) ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) affects peak oxygen consumption [peak VO2], an objective measure of exercise intolerance in HF, has not been examined. Methods -We studied patients with systolic HF (left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] ≤45%) and mild to moderate symptoms despite optimal HF medication, Patients were randomized 1:1 to treatment with FCM for 24 weeks or standard of care...
July 12, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700343/cardiotoxicity-of-trastuzumab-in-patients-with-her2-positive-gastric-cancer
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Ji Soo Park, Jong-Chan Youn, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Choong-Kun Lee, Jee Hyung Kim, Hyung Soon Park, Su Jin Heo, Seung Hoon Beom, Hyo Song Kim, Sun Young Rha, Hyun Cheol Chung, Seok-Min Kang, Minkyu Jung
Trastuzumab-induced cardiotoxicity (TIC) is the primary adverse event that limits the use of trastuzumab in HER2-positive breast cancer patients. However, the incidence and risk factors of TIC in HER2-positive gastric cancer are not known. Therefore, we evaluated the incidence and predictive factors of TIC in gastric cancer patients treated with trastuzumab in clinical practice. We reviewed cardiac dysfunction in HER2-positive gastric cancer patients between December 2005 and April 2015 in a prospectively-collected database that included prospective clinical trials at Yonsei Cancer Center, Republic of Korea...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
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