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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345991/correlation-between-serum-homocysteine-concentration-and-severity-of-mitral-valve-disease-in-dogs
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Chang-Min Lee, Da-Min Jeong, Min-Hee Kang, Seung-Gon Kim, Jae-Ik Han, Hee-Myung Park
OBJECTIVE To measure serum homocysteine concentrations in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) and identify any association between this variable and stage of MMVD. ANIMALS 53 client-owned dogs with MMVD and 10 healthy control Beagles. PROCEDURES Dogs with MMVD were allocated to 3 groups in accordance with the staging system for chronic valvular heart disease in dogs and cats of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Blood samples were collected from all dogs, and serum homocysteine and cardiac troponin 1 concentrations were measured by enzyme immunoassay and chemiluminescence immunoassay, respectively...
April 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344738/adherence-to-exercise-prescription-and-improvements-in-the-clinical-and-vascular-health-of-african-americans
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Dianne M Babbitt, Amanda M Perkins, Keith M Diaz, Deborah L Feairheller, Kathleen M Sturgeon, Praveen Veerabhadrappa, Sheara T Williamson, Jan Kretzschmar, Chenyi Ling, Hojun Lee, Heather Grim, Michael D Brown
Improvements in indices of vascular health and endothelial function have been inversely associated with hypertension, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (e.g., myocardial infarction, stroke, and heart failure), renal failure, and mortality. Aerobic exercise training (AEXT) has been positively associated with improvements in clinical health values, as well as vascular health biomarkers, and endothelial function. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether measures of exercise adherence were related to clinical outcome measures and indices of vascular health subsequent to a 6-month AEXT intervention in a middle-to-older aged African American cohort...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343761/isolated-diastolic-hypertension-and-incident-heart-failure-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-insights-from-the-cardiovascular-health-study
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Helen M Sheriff, Apostolos Tsimploulis, Miroslava Valentova, Markus S Anker, Prakash Deedwania, Maciej Banach, Charity J Morgan, Marc R Blackman, Gregg C Fonarow, Michel White, Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, Richard M Allman, Wilbert S Aronow, Stefan D Anker, Ali Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Isolated systolic hypertension and isolated diastolic hypotension are common in older adults and associated with a higher risk of incident heart failure (HF). However, little is known about the prevalence and impact of isolated diastolic hypertension in this population. METHODS: In the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), of the 5776 community-dwelling older adults ≥65years who had data on baseline systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP), 28 had isolated diastolic hypertension (DBP ≥90mmHg and SBP <140mmHg)...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343445/a-case-of-anagrelide-induced-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy-in-a-patient-with-essential-thrombocythemia
#4
Pritpal Singh
BACKGROUND: Anagrelide is an established treatment option for essential thrombocythemia (ET). Cardiovascular adverse events can occur with its use including heart failure and cardiomyopathy. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old African American male with ET presented with chest pain, shortness of breath, and dyspnea on exertion. His ET was managed with hydroxyurea 1500 mg by mouth twice a day and anagrelide 1 mg by mouth 3 times a day. The patient was receiving anagrelide for approximately 2 years prior to presentation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343180/oxygen-saturation-trends-in-normal-healthy-term-newborns-normal-vaginal-delivery-vs-elective-cesarean-section
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Rashi Bhargava, Madhu Mathur, Jyoti Patodia
OBJECTIVES: To study the normal oxygen saturation trends and fetomaternal correlates in healthy term newborns within 30 min of life born by normal vaginal delivery (NVD) and elective cesarean section (CS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 200 healthy term newborns born by NVD and elective CS at a tertiary care centre. Routine care as per the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) 2015 (Wyckoff MH, Aziz K, Escobedo MB, Kapadia VS, Kattwinkel J, Perlman JM, et al...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342101/myocardial-segmentation-based-on-coronary-anatomy-using-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-development-and-validation-in-a-pig-model
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Mi Sun Chung, Dong Hyun Yang, Young-Hak Kim, Soo-Jin Kang, Joonho Jung, Namkug Kim, Seung-Ho Heo, Seunghee Baek, Joon Beom Seo, Byoung Wook Choi, Joon-Won Kang, Tae-Hwan Lim
OBJECTIVES: To validate a method for performing myocardial segmentation based on coronary anatomy using coronary CT angiography (CCTA). METHODS: Coronary artery-based myocardial segmentation (CAMS) was developed for use with CCTA. To validate and compare this method with the conventional American Heart Association (AHA) classification, a single coronary occlusion model was prepared and validated using six pigs. The unstained occluded coronary territories of the specimens and corresponding arterial territories from CAMS and AHA segmentations were compared using slice-by-slice matching and 100 virtual myocardial columns...
March 24, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341901/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-is-not-associated-with-worse-clinical-or-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-than-other-cardiac-pathologies-after-the-norwood-sano-operation
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Billie-Jean Martin, I De Villiers Jonker, Ari R Joffe, Gwen Y Bond, Bryan V Acton, David B Ross, Charlene M T Robertson, Ivan M Rebeyka, Joseph Atallah
There is evidence to suggest that patients undergoing a Norwood for non-HLHS anatomy may have lower mortality than classic HLHS, but differences in neurodevelopmental outcome have not been assessed. Our objective was to compare survival and neurodevelopmental outcome during the same surgical era in a large, well-described cohort. All subjects who underwent a Norwood-Sano operation between 2005 and 2014 were included. Follow-up clinical, neurological, and developmental data were obtained from the Western Canadian Complex Pediatric Therapies Follow-up Program database...
March 24, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339992/rheumatoid-arthritis-specific-cardiovascular-risk-scores-are-not-superior-to-general-risk-scores-a-validation-analysis-of-patients-from-seven-countries
#8
Cynthia S Crowson, Sherine E Gabriel, Anne Grete Semb, Piet L C M van Riel, George Karpouzas, Patrick H Dessein, Carol Hitchon, Virginia Pascual-Ramos, George D Kitas
Objectives.: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk calculators developed for the general population do not accurately predict CVD events in patients with RA. We sought to externally validate risk calculators recommended for use in patients with RA including the EULAR 1.5 multiplier, the Expanded Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Score for RA (ERS-RA) and QRISK2. Methods.: Seven RA cohorts from UK, Norway, Netherlands, USA, South Africa, Canada and Mexico were combined...
March 8, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338886/re-residential-proximity-to-traffic-related-pollution-and-atherosclerosis-in-4-vascular-beds-among-african-american-adults-results-from-the-jackson-heart-study
#9
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336790/prioritizing-functional-capacity-as-a-principal-end-point-for-therapies-oriented-to-older-adults-with-cardiovascular-disease-a-scientific-statement-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association
#10
REVIEW
Daniel E Forman, Ross Arena, Rebecca Boxer, Mary A Dolansky, Janice J Eng, Jerome L Fleg, Mark Haykowsky, Arshad Jahangir, Leonard A Kaminsky, Dalane W Kitzman, Eldrin F Lewis, Jonathan Myers, Gordon R Reeves, Win-Kuang Shen
Adults are living longer, and cardiovascular disease is endemic in the growing population of older adults who are surviving into old age. Functional capacity is a key metric in this population, both for the perspective it provides on aggregate health and as a vital goal of care. Whereas cardiorespiratory function has long been applied by cardiologists as a measure of function that depended primarily on cardiac physiology, multiple other factors also contribute, usually with increasing bearing as age advances...
March 23, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336101/metabolic-syndrome-hepatic-steatosis-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-children
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Irene Rutigliano, Roberta Vinci, Gianpaolo De Filippo, Monica Mancini, Luca Stoppino, Maria d'Apolito, Ida Giardino, Luca Macarini, Massimo Pettoello Mantovani, Angelo Campanozzi
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a well-recognized entity; however, there is no consensus on its exact value in predicting long-term cardiovascular (CV) risk. Hepatic steatosis (HS) is another emerging condition associated with pediatric obesity, and data have been reported suggesting a possible role of HS in CV risk linked to MetS. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the usefulness of HS and MetS cluster in predicting CV risk linked to pediatric obesity. METHODS: We studied 803 overweight and obese children (395 girls and 408 boys, mean age 9...
April 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334644/low-level-inorganic-arsenic-exposure-and-neuropsychological-functioning-in-american-indian-elders
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Clint R Carroll, Carolyn Noonan, Eva M Garroutte, Ana Navas-Acien, Steven P Verney, Dedra Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Inorganic arsenic at high and prolonged doses is highly neurotoxic. Few studies have evaluated whether long-term, low-level arsenic exposure is associated with neuropsychological functioning in adults. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between long-term, low-level inorganic arsenic exposure and neuropsychological functioning among American Indians aged 64-95. METHODS: We assessed 928 participants in the Strong Heart Study by using data on arsenic species in urine samples collected at baseline (1989-1991) and results of standardized tests of global cognition, executive functioning, verbal learning and memory, fine motor functioning, and speed of mental processing administered during comprehensive follow-up evaluations in 2009-2013...
March 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333785/improving-decision-making-for-advanced-heart-failure-patients-and-caregivers
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Colleen K McIlvennan
In this month's Magnet® Perspectives column, Colleen K. McIlvennan, DNP, ANP, lead nurse practitioner, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation at the University of Colorado, discusses her groundbreaking research encompassing patients' and caregivers' emotional, rational, and fundamental beliefs when considering a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Results have led to the development of 2 innovative decision aids that are currently in use by LVAD programs across the United States and Canada. Dr McIlvennan's efforts led to a $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, as well as national recognition from the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America...
April 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333381/protective-actions-of-h2s-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-heart-failure
#14
Erminia Donnarumma, Rishi K Trivedi, David J Lefer
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) was identified as the third gasotransmitter in 1996 following the discoveries of the biological importance of nitric oxide and carbon monoxide. Although H2S has long been considered a highly toxic gas, the discovery of its presence and enzymatic production in mammalian tissues supports a critical role for this physiological signaling molecule. H2S is synthesized endogenously by three enzymes: cystathionine β-synthase, cystathionine-γ-lyase, and 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase. H2S plays a pivotal role in the regulation of cardiovascular function as H2S has been shown to modulate: vasodilation, angiogenesis, inflammation, oxidative stress, and apoptosis...
March 16, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333376/regulation-of-coronary-blood-flow
#15
Adam G Goodwill, Gregory M Dick, Alexander M Kiel, Johnathan D Tune
The heart is uniquely responsible for providing its own blood supply through the coronary circulation. Regulation of coronary blood flow is quite complex and, after over 100 years of dedicated research, is understood to be dictated through multiple mechanisms that include extravascular compressive forces (tissue pressure), coronary perfusion pressure, myogenic, local metabolic, endothelial as well as neural and hormonal influences. While each of these determinants can have profound influence over myocardial perfusion, largely through effects on end-effector ion channels, these mechanisms collectively modulate coronary vascular resistance and act to ensure that the myocardial requirements for oxygen and substrates are adequately provided by the coronary circulation...
March 16, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332766/the-effects-of-center-volume-on-mortality-in-pediatric-heart-transplantation-the-rest-of-the-story
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EDITORIAL
C E Canter
Paul Harvey was an American radio commentator in the latter part of the twentieth century. He would present vignettes and would finish them with the tag line "now you know the rest of the story". In this issue Rana, et al (1) have analyzed the effects of center transplant volume on outcomes with pediatric heart transplantation. Instead of focusing on outcomes after transplantation, their primary aim was to analyze center volume effects on waitlist mortality- the rest of the story. This article is protected by copyright...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330658/nonobstructive-coronary-artery-disease-by-coronary-ct-angiography-improves%C3%A2-risk-stratification-and-allocation%C3%A2-of-statin%C3%A2-therapy
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Hamed Emami, Richard A P Takx, Thomas Mayrhofer, Sumbal Janjua, Jakob Park, Amit Pursnani, Ahmed Tawakol, Michael T Lu, Maros Ferencik, Udo Hoffmann
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine prognostic value of nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events and to determine whether incorporation of this information into the pooled cohort equation reclassifies recommendations for statin therapy as defined by the 2013 guidelines for cholesterol management of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (ACC/AHA). BACKGROUND: Detection of nonobstructive CAD by coronary computed tomography angiography may improve risk stratification and permit individualized and more appropriate allocation of statin therapy...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328689/adult-chest-pain-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-treatment-and-timeliness-from-door-in-to-door-out
#18
Jeffrey H Sacks, Peter B Flueckiger, Philip R Spandorfer, William T Mahle, Brian E Costello
OBJECTIVES: The American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association guidelines for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) recommend immediate aspirin (ASA) administration, an electrocardiogram (ECG) in less than 10 minutes, and a door-in to door-out (DIDO) time less than 30 minutes for interfacility transfer. We sought to determine if compliance is hindered when adults with suspected ACS present to pediatric facilities. METHODS: Visits to the 2 tertiary care emergency departments of a pediatric healthcare system using an adult chest pain protocol were examined from October 2006 to September 2012...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328118/22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-in-diverse-populations
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Paul Kruszka, Yonit A Addissie, Daniel E McGinn, Antonio R Porras, Elijah Biggs, Matthew Share, T Blaine Crowley, Brian H Y Chung, Gary T K Mok, Christopher C Y Mak, Premala Muthukumarasamy, Meow-Keong Thong, Nirmala D Sirisena, Vajira H W Dissanayake, C Sampath Paththinige, L B Lahiru Prabodha, Rupesh Mishra, Vorasuk Shotelersuk, Ekanem Nsikak Ekure, Ogochukwu Jidechukwu Sokunbi, Nnenna Kalu, Carlos R Ferreira, Jordann-Mishael Duncan, Siddaramappa Jagdish Patil, Kelly L Jones, Julie D Kaplan, Omar A Abdul-Rahman, Annette Uwineza, Leon Mutesa, Angélica Moresco, María Gabriela Obregon, Antonio Richieri-Costa, Vera L Gil-da-Silva-Lopes, Adebowale A Adeyemo, Marshall Summar, Elaine H Zackai, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Marius George Linguraru, Maximilian Muenke
22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2 DS) is the most common microdeletion syndrome and is underdiagnosed in diverse populations. This syndrome has a variable phenotype and affects multiple systems, making early recognition imperative. In this study, individuals from diverse populations with 22q11.2 DS were evaluated clinically and by facial analysis technology. Clinical information from 106 individuals and images from 101 were collected from individuals with 22q11.2 DS from 11 countries; average age was 11.7 and 47% were male...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324699/low-vigorous-physical-activity-is-associated-with-increased-adrenocortical-reactivity-to-psychosocial-stress-in-students-with-high-stress-perceptions
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Markus Gerber, Sebastian Ludyga, Manuel Mücke, Flora Colledge, Serge Brand, Uwe Pühse
OBJECTIVES: The pathways by which physical activity impacts on participants' health are still not fully understood. The purpose of the present study was to go beyond existing research by combining methods from survey-based and experimental stress research, and by examining whether the potential of vigorous physical activity (VPA) to attenuate physiological and psychological stress responses is moderated by participants' subjective stress perception. METHODS: The sample consisted of 42 undergraduate students (M=21...
March 6, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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