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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639443/relationship-between-the-handball-specific-complex-test-nonspecific-field-tests-and-the-match-performance-score-in-elite-professional-handball-players
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Souhail Hermassi, Mohamed S Chelly, Rainer Wollny, Birgit Hoffmeyer, Georg Fieseler, Stephan Schulze, Lars Irlenbusch, Karl-Stefan Delank, Roy J Shephard, Thomas Bartels, René Schwesig
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the validity of the handball-specific complex-test (HBCT) and two nonspecific field tests in professional elite handball athletes, using the match performance score (MPS) as the gold standard of performance. METHODS: Thirteen elite male handball players (age: 27.4 ± 4.8 years; premier German league) performed the HBCT, the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test (Yo-Yo-IR1-test) and a repeated shuttle sprint ability (RSA) test at the beginning of pre-season training...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637706/endothelial-mineralocorticoid-receptor-contributes-to-systolic-dysfunction-induced-by-pressure-overload-without-modulating-cardiac-hypertrophy-or-inflammation
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Ane M Salvador, M Elizabeth Moss, Mark Aronovitz, Kathleen B Mueller, Robert M Blanton, Iris Z Jaffe, Pilar Alcaide
Heart Failure (HF) is associated with increased circulating levels of aldosterone and systemic inflammation. Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonists block aldosterone action and decrease mortality in patients with congestive HF However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the therapeutic benefits of MR antagonists remain unclear. MR is expressed in all cell types in the heart, including the endothelial cells (EC), in which aldosterone induces the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1)...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635515/an-effective-treatment-for-heart-failure-caused-by-valvular-heart-diseases-thoracic-sympathetic-block
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Dan Li, Wei Liu, Dan Ma, Fengxiang Yun, Shu Li, Fengqi Liu
BACKGROUND: The pilot study is designed to investigate the effect of continuous thoracic sympathetic block (TSB) on cardiac function, reconstruction, and hemodynamic parameters in patients with heart failure resulting from valvular heart disease. METHOD: The cardiac function parameters, including left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricle end-diastole diameter (LVEDD), fractional shortening (FS), and N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), were measured in 19 patients before and after TSB treatment...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631207/qrs-width-as-a-predictor-of-right-ventricular-remodeling-after-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation
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C Paech, I Dähnert, F T Riede, R Wagner, T Kister, K Nieschke, F Wagner, R A Gebauer
Recent data showed a right ventricular dyssynchrony in patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) has become an important procedure to treat a pulmonary stenosis and/or regurgitation of the right ventricular outflow tract in these patients. Despite providing good results, there is still a considerable number of nonresponders to PPVI. The authors speculated that electrical dysfunction of the right ventricle plays an underestimated role in the outcome of patients after PPVI...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630373/incidence-and-time-course-for-developing-heart-failure-with-high-burden-right-ventricular-pacing
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Faisal M Merchant, Michael H Hoskins, Dan L Musat, Julie B Prillinger, Gregory J Roberts, Yelena Nabutovsky, Suneet Mittal
BACKGROUND: Although right ventricular pacing can contribute to cardiomyopathy, the impact of complete atrioventricular block (cAVB) on heart failure (HF) development in pacemaker patients has not been well characterized. We evaluated the incidence and time course for developing HF after pacemaker implantation for cAVB. METHODS AND RESULTS: A MarketScan database identified patients undergoing dual-chamber pacemaker implantation from 2008 to 2014. Patients with cAVB were identified by an atrioventricular node ablation or diagnosis of third-degree AVB...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630171/distinctive-left-ventricular-activations-associated-with-ecg-pattern-in-heart-failure-patients
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Nicolas Derval, Josselin Duchateau, Saagar Mahida, Romain Eschalier, Frederic Sacher, Joost Lumens, Hubert Cochet, Arnaud Denis, Xavier Pillois, Seigo Yamashita, Yuki Komatsu, Sylvain Ploux, Sana Amraoui, Adlane Zemmoura, Philippe Ritter, Mélèze Hocini, Michel Haissaguerre, Pierre Jaïs, Pierre Bordachar
BACKGROUND: In contrast to patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB), heart failure patients with narrow QRS and nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay (NICD) display a relatively limited response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. We sought to compare left ventricular (LV) activation patterns in heart failure patients with narrow QRS and NICD to patients with LBBB using high-density electroanatomic activation maps. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-two heart failure patients (narrow QRS [n=18], LBBB [n=11], NICD [n=23]) underwent 3-dimensional electroanatomic mapping with a high density of mapping points (387±349 LV)...
June 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627438/genome-wide-identification-phylogeny-and-expression-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-genes-in-tetraploidized-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio
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Lin Chen, Chuanju Dong, Shengnan Kong, Jiangfan Zhang, Xuejun Li, Peng Xu
Bone morphogenetic proteins (Bmps) are a group of signaling molecules known to play important roles during formation and maintenance of various organs, not only bone, but also muscle, blood and so on. Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is one of the most intensively studied fish due to its economic and environmental importance. Besides, common carp had encountered an additional round of whole genome duplication (WGD) compared with many closely related diploid teleost, which make it one of the most important models for genome evolutionary studies in teleost...
June 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627279/maternal-autoimmune-disorders-and-fetal-defects
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Anca Maria Panaitescu, Kypros Nicolaides
Maternal autoantibodies can cross the placenta and cause fetal damage. This article summarizes the development and management of fetal thyroid goiter in response to maternal Graves' disease and/or its treatment with antithyroid medication, fetal heart block due to maternal anti-Ro and anti-La antibodies, fetal athrogryposis multiplex congenita in association with maternal myasthenia gravis and fetal brain hemorrhage due to maternal autoimmune thrombocytopenia.
June 18, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626076/cardiac-fibroblast-transcriptome-analyses-support-a-role-for-interferogenic-profibrotic-and-inflammatory-genes-in-anti-ssa-ro-associated-congenital-heart-block
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Robert M Clancy, Androo J Markham, Tanisha Jackson, Sara E Rasmussen, Miroslav Blumenberg, Jill P Buyon
The signature lesion of SSA/Ro autoantibody-associated congenital heart block (CHB) is fibrosis and a macrophage infiltrate, supporting an experimental focus on cues influencing the fibroblast component. The transcriptomes of human fetal cardiac fibroblasts were analyzed using two complementary approaches. Cardiac injury conditions were simulated in vitro by incubating human fetal cardiac fibroblasts with supernatants from macrophages transfected with the SSA/Ro-associated hY3. The top ten upregulated transcripts in the stimulated fibroblasts reflected a type I interferon (IFN) response (e...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625735/analgesic-and-physiological-effect-of-electroacupuncture-combined-with-epidural-lidocaine-in-goats
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Lu-Ying Cui, Ni-Ni Guo, Yu-Lin Li, Meng Li, Ming-Xing Ding
OBJECTIVE: To investigate physiological and antinociceptive effects of electroacupuncture (EA) with lidocaine epidural nerve block in goats. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective experimental trial. ANIMALS: Forty-eight hybrid male goats weighing 27 ± 2 kg. METHODS: The goats were randomly assigned to six groups: L2.2, epidural lidocaine (2.2 mg kg(-1)); L4.4, epidural lidocaine (4.4 mg kg(-1)); EA; EA-L1.1, EA with epidural lidocaine (1...
January 12, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624117/a-case-of-pacemaker-malfunction-should-i-intervene
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Colin Yeo, David H Birnie, Girish M Nair
A 53year old lady was noted to have persistent bradycardia in the recovery unit shortly after a dual chamber permanent pacemaker (PPM) was implanted. The patient was asymptomatic. The pacemaker was implanted for symptomatic intermittent complete heart block. She had surgical closure of an atrial septal defect three decades earlier and a previous tricuspid valve replacement with concomitant biatrial cryomaze procedure for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
June 8, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620573/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-complete-heart-block
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Murtaza Sundhu, Mehmet Yildiz, Mubbasher Syed, Bhavan Shah, Sajjad Gul, Omer Afzal, Lon Castle
INTRODUCTION: Third degree or complete heart block (CHB) is a medical emergency and usually requires permanent pacemaker placement. CHB can be caused by cardiac ischemia or non-ischemic conditions such as infiltrative diseases or fibrosis. The purpose of this study is to identify the baseline clinical characteristics associated with ischemic versus non-ischemic causes of complete heart block and compare their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review broad approval was granted by the Cleveland Clinic Health System...
May 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616543/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-the-new-generation-evolut-r%C3%A2-comparison-with-corevalve%C3%A2-in-a-single-center-cohort
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Eberhard Schulz, Alexander Jabs, Tommaso Gori, Stephan von Bardeleben, Ulrich Hink, Walter Kasper-König, Christian Friedrich Vahl, Thomas Münzel
BACKGROUND: The Medtronic Evolut R (EVR) is a novel transcatheter heart valve designed to allow precise implantation at the intended position and to minimize prosthesis dysfunction as well as procedural complications. Our aim was to compare short-term functional and clinical outcomes of the new EVR with the established Medtronic CoreValve (CV) system. METHODS AND RESULTS: Of 151 patients undergoing transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation with a self-expanding valve at our institution between January 2013 and January 2016, 86 were treated with EVR and 65 with CV...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612303/additive-proarrhythmic-effect-of-combined-treatment-with-qt-prolonging-agents
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Gerrit Frommeyer, Christina Fischer, Christian Ellermann, Dirk G Dechering, Simon Kochhäuser, Philipp S Lange, Kristina Wasmer, Michael Fehr, Lars Eckardt
Drug combinations may elevate the risk of proarrhythmia. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether combinations of non-cardiovascular agents induce an additive increase in the proarrhythmic risk. In 12 female rabbit hearts, a drug combination of cotrimoxazole (300 µM), ondansetron (5 µM) and domperidone (1 µM) was infused after obtaining baseline data. In another 13 hearts, a combination of cotrimoxazole (300 µM), ondansetron (5 µM) and erythromycin (300 µM) was infused. Monophasic action potentials and ECG displayed a significant QT prolongation in all groups...
June 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608527/perfect-storm-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-for-a-patient-with-thyroid-storm
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Andrea M McGonigle, Aaron A R Tobian, Jennifer L Zink, Karen E King
Thyroid storm is a potentially lethal complication of hyperthyroidism with increased thyroid hormones and exaggerated symptoms of thyrotoxicosis. First-line therapy includes methimazole (MMI) or propylthiouracil (PTU) to block production of thyroid hormones as a bridge toward definitive surgical treatment. Untreated thyroid storm has a mortality rate of up to 30%; this is particularly alarming when patients cannot tolerate or fail pharmacotherapy, especially if they cannot undergo thyroidectomy. Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is an ASFA category III indication for thyroid storm, meaning the optimum role of this therapy is not established, and there are a limited number of cases in the literature...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608253/femoral-nerve-block-with-propofol-sedation-versus-general-anesthesia-in-patients-with-severe-cardiac-dysfunction-undergoing-autologous-myoblast-sheet-transplantation
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Kenta Okitsu, Takeshi Iritakenishi, Akira Iura, Michioki Kuri, Yuji Fujino
PURPOSE: Regional anesthesia is more favorable than general anesthesia in patients with severe comorbidity; however, data on the superiority of peripheral nerve blocks over general anesthesia in patients with severe cardiac dysfunction are lacking. We aimed to demonstrate that peripheral nerve blocks reduce perioperative analgesic requirements and promote faster recovery compared to general anesthesia. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated intraoperative blood pressure, perioperative medications, and postoperative recovery in patients who underwent skeletal muscle harvesting for autologous myoblast sheet transplantation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606656/divergent-antiarrhythmic-effects-of-resveratrol-and-piceatannol-in-a-whole-heart-model-of-long-qt-syndrome
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Christian Ellermann, Julian Wolfes, Simon Kochhäuser, Dirk G Dechering, Florian Reinke, Kristina Wasmer, Lars Eckardt, Gerrit Frommeyer
BACKGROUND: The polyphenol resveratrol and its metabolite piceatannol have beneficial health effects including antiarrhythmic properties in ischemia/reperfusion. The objective of this study was to determine potential antiarrhythmic effects in acquired long-QT-syndrome (LQTS). METHODS AND RESULTS: 26 rabbit hearts were isolated and Langendorff-perfused. The IKr-blocker sotalol (100μM) was infused to mimic LQTS-2. Hearts were assigned to two groups. Sotalol significantly prolonged action potential duration (APD90) and QT-interval in both groups (group 1:APD90: +18ms, p<0...
June 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605368/murine-short-axis-ventricular-heart-slices-for-electrophysiological-studies
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Gabriel Peinkofer, Juergen Hescheler, Marcel Halbach
Murine cardiomyocytes have been extensively used for in vitro studies of cardiac physiology and new therapeutic strategies. However, multicellular preparations of dissociated cardiomyocytes are not representative of the complex in vivo structure of cardiomyocytes, non-myocytes and extracellular matrix, which influences both mechanical and electrophysiological properties of the heart. Here we describe a technique to prepare viable ventricular slices of adult mouse hearts with a preserved in vivo like tissue structure, and demonstrate their suitability for electrophysiological recordings...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605034/population-based-values-and-abnormalities-of-the-electrocardiogram-in-the-general-dutch-population-the-lifelines-cohort-study
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M Yldau van der Ende, Joylene E Siland, Harold Snieder, Pim van der Harst, Michiel Rienstra
BACKGROUND: Our aim is to present average values and prevalence of electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities among the general Dutch population in the LifeLines Cohort. HYPOTHESIS: The ECG values previously studied in the Caucasian population of smaller cohorts will be confirmed with ECG data from LifeLines. METHODS: ECG data of 152 180 individuals age 18 to 93 years were available. Individuals with cardiovascular risk factors were excluded to analyze the healthy population...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603940/outcome-of-prenatally-diagnosed-fetal-heterotaxy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Danilo Italo Pio Buca, Asma Khalil, Giuseppe Rizzo, Alessandra Familiari, Silvia Di Giovanni, Marco Liberati, Daniela Murgano, Alessandra Ricciardulli, Francesco Fanfani, Giovanni Scambia, Francesco D'Antonio
OBJECTIVES: To assess the perinatal outcomes of fetuses affected by heterotaxy. METHODS: Medline, Embase and Cinhal were searched. Only studies reporting a prenatal diagnosis of isomerism were included. The outcomes observed were: associated cardiac and extra-cardiac anomalies, fetal arrhythmias, abnormal karyotype, type of surgical repair and perinatal mortality. The analysis was stratified according the type of heterotaxy syndrome (left, LAI, and right, RAI, atrial isomerism)...
June 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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