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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214002/relation-between-ventricular-premature-complexes-and-incident-heart-failure
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Vratika Agarwal, Eric Vittinghoff, Isaac R Whitman, Thomas A Dewland, Jonathan W Dukes, Gregory M Marcus
Ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) may represent a reversible cause of heart failure (HF); however, the type of patients most prone remains unknown. This study leverages a large population-based database to examine interactions that might prove clinically useful in risk-stratifying patients with VPCs. We used the California Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project to identify patients with VPCs and incident systolic HF from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2009. We calculated hazard ratios for predictors of incident systolic HF using multivariable Cox proportional hazard models...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213390/epigenetic-patterns-in-blood-associated-with-lipid-traits-predict-incident-coronary-heart-disease-events-and-are-enriched-for-results-from-genome-wide-association-studies
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Åsa K Hedman, Michael M Mendelson, Riccardo E Marioni, Stefan Gustafsson, Roby Joehanes, Marguerite R Irvin, Degui Zhi, Johanna K Sandling, Chen Yao, Chunyu Liu, Liming Liang, Tianxiao Huan, Allan F McRae, Serkalem Demissie, Sonia Shah, John M Starr, L Adrienne Cupples, Panos Deloukas, Timothy D Spector, Johan Sundström, Ronald M Krauss, Donna K Arnett, Ian J Deary, Lars Lind, Daniel Levy, Erik Ingelsson
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies have identified loci influencing circulating lipid concentrations in humans; further information on novel contributing genes, pathways, and biology may be gained through studies of epigenetic modifications. METHODS AND RESULTS: To identify epigenetic changes associated with lipid concentrations, we assayed genome-wide DNA methylation at cytosine-guanine dinucleotides (CpGs) in whole blood from 2306 individuals from 2 population-based cohorts, with replication of findings in 2025 additional individuals...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213270/myocardial-leptin-transcription-in-feline-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#3
Sonja Fonfara, Sarah Kitz, Udo Hetzel, Anja Kipar
Leptin is an adipokine, which is in humans with cardiac disease suspected to be involved in myocardial remodeling and thrombus formation. In cats, however, it is not known whether leptin plays a role in cardiac disease, i.e. hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and the presence of an atrial thrombus (AT). The objective of the study was therefore to establish whether leptin is transcribed in the feline myocardium and to compare myocardial leptin mRNA concentrations in cats with HCM with and without AT, and in cats without cardiac diseases...
February 13, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212834/death-associated-protein-1-dap-1-positively-regulates-virus-replication-and-apoptosis-of-hemocytes-in-shrimp-marsupenaeus-japonicus
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Wen-Li Xia, Li-Hua Kang, Chang-Bin Liu, Cui-Jie Kang
Death-associated protein 1 (DAP1) is a small proline-rich cytoplasmic protein that functions both in the apoptosis and autophage process of mammalian and in the clinical cancer of human. However, little knowledge is known about the homologue gene of DAP1 and its roles in the physiological process of invertebrates. In this paper, we report a novel function of DAP1 in the antivirus immunity of shrimp. A homologue gene of DAP1 was cloned from Marsupenaeus japonicus and named as Mjdap-1. The full-length of Mjdap-1 was 1761 bp with a 309 bp open reading frame that encoded 102 amino acids...
February 14, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209562/vinexin-%C3%AE-ablation-inhibits-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice-by-inactivating-the-akt-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inflammatory-axis
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Hongjing Guan, Wen-Lin Cheng, Junhong Guo, Meng-Lin Chao, Yan Zhang, Jun Gong, Xue-Yong Zhu, Zhi-Gang She, Zan Huang, Hongliang Li
BACKGROUND: Vinexin β is a novel adaptor protein that regulates cellular adhesion, cytoskeletal reorganization, signal transduction, and transcription; however, the exact role that vinexin β plays in atherosclerosis remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Immunoblot analysis showed that vinexin β expression is upregulated in the atherosclerotic lesions of both patients with coronary heart disease and hyperlipemic apolipoprotein E-deficient mice and is primarily localized in macrophages indicated by immunofluorescence staining...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205128/heat-shock-protein-70-protects-cardiomyocytes-through-suppressing-sumoylation-and-nucleus-translocation-of-phosphorylated-eukaryotic-elongation-factor-2-during-myocardial-ischemia-and-reperfusion
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Chao Zhang, Xiaojuan Liu, Jin Miao, Shengcun Wang, Liucheng Wu, Daliang Yan, Jingjing Li, Wanwan Guo, Xiang Wu, Aiguo Shen
Myocardial ischemia and reperfusion (MIR) results in cardiomyocyte apoptosis with severe outcomes, which blocks cardiac tissue recovering from myocardial ischemia diseases. Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) is one of protective molecule chaperones which could regulate the nucleus translocation of other proteins. In addition, eukaryotic elongation factor 2 (eEF2), which modulates protein translation process, is vital to the recovery of heart during MIR. However, the relationship between HSP70 and eEF2 and its effects on MIR are unclear...
February 15, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204828/tieg1-deficiency-confers-enhanced-myocardial-protection-in-the-infarcted-heart-by-mediating-the-pten-akt-signalling-pathway
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Mingqiu Cen, Pengfei Hu, Zhaobin Cai, Tianfu Fang, Jiancheng Zhang, Ming Lu
The transforming growth factor (TGF)-β-inducible early gene-1 (TIEG1) plays a crucial role in modulating cell apoptosis and proliferation in a number of diseases, including pancreatic cancer, leukaemia and osteoporosis. However, the functional role of TIEG1 in the heart has not been fully defined. In this study, we first investigated the role of TIEG1 in ischaemic heart disease. For in vitro experiments, cardiomyocytes were isolated from both TIEG1 knockout (KO) and wile-type (WT) mice, and the apoptotic ratios were evaluated after a 48‑h ischaemic insult...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197279/a-sudden-change-of-heart-a-case-of-rapidly-reversed-stress-cardiomyopathy-in-a-critically-ill-patient
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Michael I Brener, Ali R Keramati, Marek A Mirski, Oscar H Cingolani
We report the case of a 79-year-old woman who presented to our hospital for elective removal of an infratentorial meningioma and suffered a periprocedural cardiac arrest. Shortly after uncomplicated induction of anesthesia prior to the surgery, the patient became hypotensive and bradycardic, culminating ultimately in a cardiac arrest with pulseless electrical activity. Return of spontaneous circulation occurred within 90 seconds of arrest, but the patient remained dependent on maximal doses of epinephrine and dopamine for hemodynamic support...
June 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191635/the-role-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-cardiac-biology-classic-concepts-and-emerging-roles
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Alexios S Antonopoulos, Charalambos Antoniades
Classic concepts about the role of epicardial adipose tissue (EpAT) in heart physiology include its role in cardiac metabolism, the mechanical protection of coronaries, the innervation and possibly cryoprotection of the heart too. Nevertheless, recent evidence has revealed that epicardial adipose tissue regulates multiple aspects of cardiac biology including myocardial redox state, intracellular Ca(2+) cycling, the electrophysiological (EP) and contractile properties of cardiomyocytes, cardiac fibrosis as well as coronary atherosclerosis progression...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191535/association-of-serum-intact-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-with-left-ventricular-mass-and-different-echocardiographic-findings-in-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Amir Ahmad Nassiri, Monir Sadat Hakemi, Reza Safar-Pour, Ali Ahmadi, Maryam Tohidi, Babak Sharif Kashani, Fatemeh Esfehani, Soudabeh Alatab
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) through the assessment of left ventricular (LV) mass and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) in patients on hemodialysis, this study was done. METHODS: All patients on hemodialysis who are older than 18 years and in whom hemodialysis vintage was at least 6 months were enrolled. All patients were on hemodialysis thrice a week for 4 h using low-flux dialysis filters, polysulfone membranes, reverse osmosis purified water, and bicarbonate-base hemodialysis solution...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190577/dilated-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Robert G Weintraub, Christopher Semsarian, Peter Macdonald
Dilated cardiomyopathy is defined by the presence of left ventricular dilatation and contractile dysfunction. Genetic mutations involving genes that encode cytoskeletal, sarcomere, and nuclear envelope proteins, among others, account for up to 35% of cases. Acquired causes include myocarditis and exposure to alcohol, drugs and toxins, and metabolic and endocrine disturbances. The most common presenting symptoms relate to congestive heart failure, but can also include circulatory collapse, arrhythmias, and thromboembolic events...
February 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186685/concise-review-fat-and-furious-harnessing-the-full-potential-of-adipose-derived-stromal-vascular-fraction
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Jordan A Dykstra, Tiffany Facile, Ryan J Patrick, Kevin R Francis, Samuel Milanovich, Jill M Weimer, Daniel J Kota
Due to their capacity to self-renew, proliferate and generate multi-lineage cells, adult-derived stem cells offer great potential for use in regenerative therapies to stop and/or reverse degenerative diseases such as diabetes, heart failure, Alzheimer's disease and others. However, these subsets of cells can be isolated from different niches, each with differing potential for therapeutic applications. The stromal vascular fraction (SVF), a stem cell enriched and adipose-derived cell population, has garnered interest as a therapeutic in regenerative medicine due to its ability to secrete paracrine factors that accelerate endogenous repair, ease of accessibility and lack of identified major adverse effects...
January 6, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177533/serial-echocardiography-for-immune-mediated-heart-disease-in-the-fetus-results-of-a-risk-based-prospective-surveillance-strategy
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Nobuhiko Kan, Earl D Silverman, John Kingdom, Nathalie Dutil, Carl Laskin, Edgar Jaeggi
OBJECTIVE: Mothers carrying anti-Ro antibodies are frequently referred for weekly echocardiograms to early detect and treat antibody-mediated fetal heart disease. We tested a surveillance strategy based on anti-Ro antibody titers. METHODS: From 2009-2014, 232 pregnancies were referred for maternal anti-Ro antibodies. At the baseline echocardiogram, anti-Ro titers were measured by ELISA and results categorized as negative (<8 U/ml; n = 43; excluded), low-moderate positive (8-49 U/ml; n = 62; group 1) or high positive (50- > 100 U/ml; n = 127; group 2)...
February 8, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169059/the-diagnostic-sensitivity-of-circulating-cardio-enriched-micrornas-is-increased-after-normalization-of-high-density-lipoprotein-levels
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Thrishila Parshu Ram, Ingrid Fomison-Nurse, Sophie Gandhi, Sean Coffey, Pankaj Saxena, Ivor Galvin, Richard Bunton, Michael J A Williams, Regis R Lamberts, Rajesh Katare
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests that microRNAs (miRs) could be a potential biomarker to identify early molecular alterations in the heart. HDL are the major carriers for miRs into the circulation. This study tested whether changes in the level of HDL could affect the diagnostic sensitivity of miRs. METHODS AND RESULTS: Peripheral blood samples were collected from 20 diabetic and 22 age and gender matched non-diabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery for ischemic heart disease (IHD)...
January 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167634/management-of-patients-on-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-acute-care-and-periprocedural-setting-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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Amish N Raval, Joaquin E Cigarroa, Mina K Chung, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Deborah Diercks, Jonathan P Piccini, Hee Soo Jung, Jeffrey B Washam, Babu G Welch, Allyson R Zazulia, Sean P Collins
Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now widely used as alternatives to warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and management of venous thromboembolism. In clinical practice, there is still widespread uncertainty on how to manage patients on NOACs who bleed or who are at risk for bleeding. Clinical trial data related to NOAC reversal for bleeding and perioperative management are sparse, and recommendations are largely derived from expert opinion. Knowledge of time of last ingestion of the NOAC and renal function is critical to managing these patients given that laboratory measurement is challenging because of the lack of commercially available assays in the United States...
February 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167322/-nlrp3-inflammasome-blockade-reduces-liver-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-experimental-nash-in-mice
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Auvro R Mridha, Alexander Wree, Avril A B Robertson, Matthew M Yeh, Casey D Johnson, Derrick M Van Rooyen, Fahrettin Haczeyni, Narci C-H Teoh, Christopher Savard, George N Ioannou, Seth L Masters, Kate Schroder, Matthew A Cooper, Ariel E Feldstein, Geoffrey C Farrell
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome activation occurs in NAFLD. We used the first small molecule NLRP3 inhibitor, MCC950, to test whether inflammasome blockade alters inflammatory recruitment and liver fibrosis in two murine models of steatohepatitis. METHODS: We fed foz/foz and wildtype (Wt) mice atherogenic diet 16 weeks, gavaged MCC950 or vehicle until 24 weeks, then determining NAFLD phenotype. In mice fed methionine/choline deficient (MCD) diet, we gavaged MCC950 or vehicle 6 weeks and determined effects on liver fibrosis...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165470/sodium-chloride-promotes-tissue-inflammation-via-osmotic-stimuli-in-subtotal-nephrectomized-mice
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Fumiko Sakata, Yasuhiko Ito, Masashi Mizuno, Akiho Sawai, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Takako Tomita, Mitsuhiro Tawada, Akio Tanaka, Akiyoshi Hirayama, Akihiro Sagara, Takashi Wada, Shoichi Maruyama, Tomoyoshi Soga, Seiichi Matsuo, Enyu Imai, Yoshifumi Takei
Chronic inflammation, which is often associated with high all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, is prevalent in patients with renal failure; however, the precise mechanisms remain unclear. High-salt intake was reported to induce lymphangiogenesis and autoimmune diseases via osmotic stimuli with accumulation of sodium or chloride. In addition, sodium was recently reported to be stored in the extremities of dialysis patients. We studied the effects and mechanisms of high salt loading on tissue and systemic inflammation in subtotal-nephrectomized mice (5/6Nx) and in cultured cells...
February 6, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165252/cocktail-of-superoxide-dismutase-and-fasudil-encapsulated-in-targeted-liposomes-slows-pah-progression-at-a-reduced-dosing-frequency
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Nilesh Gupta, Jahidur Rashid, Eva Nozik-Grayck, Ivan F McMurtry, Kurt R Stenmark, Fakhrul Ahsan
Currently, two or more pulmonary vasodilators are used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), but conventional vasodilators alone cannot reverse disease progression. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that a combination therapy comprising a vasodilator plus a therapeutic agent that slows pulmonary arterial remodeling and right heart hypertrophy is an efficacious alternative to current vasodilator-based PAH therapy. Thus, we encapsulated a cocktail of superoxide dismutase (SOD), a superoxide scavenger, and fasudil, a specific rho-kinase inhibitor, into a liposomal formulation equipped with a homing peptide, CAR...
February 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156155/assessment-of-diastolic-dysfunction-arterial-stiffness-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-patients-with-acromegaly
#19
Güven Barış Cansu, Nusret Yılmaz, Atakan Yanıkoğlu, Sebahat Özdem, Aytül Belgi Yıldırım, Gültekin Süleymanlar, Hasan Ali Altunbaş
OBJECTIVE: Early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, the most frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in acromegaly, may be an efficient approach to extending the lifespan of the affected patients. Therefore, it is crucial to determine any cardiovascular diseases in the subclinical period. The study objectives were to determine markers of subclinical atherosclerosis and asses heart structure and functioning. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional single-center study in 53 patients with acromegaly and 22 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals...
February 3, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150485/obesity-and-cardiovascular-diseases
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Sergey Kachur, Carl J Lavie, Alban DE Schutter, Richard V Milani, Hector O Ventura
Obesity is increasingly more common in post-industrial societies, and the burden of childhood obesity is increasing. The major effects of obesity on cardiovascular (CV) health are mediated through the risk of metabolic syndrome (insulin-resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension), such that an absence of these risk factors in obese individuals may not be associated with increased mortality risk. In individuals already diagnosed with chronic CV disease (CVD), the overweight and class I obese have significant associations with improved survival...
February 1, 2017: Minerva Medica
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