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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087154/evaluation-of-serial-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-levels-in-individuals-without-overt-coronary-heart-disease-following-exercise-stress-testing
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Yousef M E Saad, Hanan Idris, Ibrahim M Shugman, Krishna K Kadappu, Rohan Rajaratnam, Liza Thomas, Christian Mussap, Dominic Y C Leung, Craig P Juergens, John K French
BACKGROUND: Detectable levels of high sensitivity (cardiac) troponin T (HsTnT), occur in the majority of patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD), and often in 'healthy' individuals. Extreme physical activity may lead to marked elevations in creatine kinase MB and TnT levels. However, whether HsTnT elevations occur commonly after exercise stress testing (EST), and if so, whether this has clinical significance, needs clarification. METHODS: To determine whether HsTnT levels become elevated after EST (Bruce protocol) to ≥95% of predicted maximum heart rate in presumed healthy subjects without overt CHD, we assayed HsTnT levels for ∼5h post-EST in 105 subjects (median age 37 years)...
December 9, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081200/fitter-women-did-not-have-attenuated-hemodynamic-responses-to-psychological-stress-compared-with-age-matched-women-with-lower-levels-of-fitness
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Sisitha U Jayasinghe, Susan J Torres, Mais Hussein, Steve F Fraser, Gavin W Lambert, Anne I Turner
According to the 'cross stressor adaptation hypothesis', regular exercise acts as a buffer against the detrimental effects of stress. Nevertheless, evidence that higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness moderate hemodynamic responses to acute psychological stress is inconclusive, especially in women. Women aged 30-50 years (in the mid-follicular phase of the menstrual cycle) with higher (n = 17) and lower (n = 17) levels of fitness were subjected to a Trier Social Stress Test (TSST). Continuous, non-invasive measurements were made of beat-to-beat, systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR), stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), left ventricular ejection time (LVET), maximum slope, pulse interval (PI) and total peripheral resistance (TPR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079706/ibuprofen-before-exercise-does-not-prevent-cortical-bone-adaptations-to-training
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Vanessa D Sherk, R Dana Carpenter, Erin D Giles, Janine A Higgins, Robera M Oljira, Ginger C Johnson, Samuel Mills, Paul S MacLean
: Using a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) before a single bout of mechanical loading can reduce bone formation response. It is unknown whether this translates to an attenuation of bone strength and structural adaptations to exercise training. PURPOSE: To determine whether NSAID use before exercise prevents increases in bone structure and strength in response to weight-bearing exercise. METHODS: Adult female Wistar rats (n=43) were randomized to Ibuprofen (IBU) or Vehicle (VEH) and Exercise (EX) or Sedentary (SED) groups in a 2x2 (drug, activity) ANCOVA design with body weight as the covariate, and data are reported as mean±SE...
January 10, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078878/vitamin-a-decreases-after-a-maximal-incremental-stress-test-in-non-professional-male-runners-with-low-aerobic-performance
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P Izzicupo, B Ghinassi, M A D'Amico, T Bucciarelli, S Gallina, A Di Baldassarre
The data on the effects of aerobic training on plasma antioxidant vitamins are conflicting. Additionally, most studies focus on the oxidative profiles of professional athletes, but limited information is available for amateur athlete populations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of high-intensity exercise on antioxidant vitamins in non-professional runners with varying levels of aerobic power. Eighty-one male runners underwent an incremental test to exhaustion. The study population was then divided into the following tertiles according to VO2max: Group L (LowVO2max, less than 44...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074740/what-goes-around-can-come-around-an-unexpected-deleterious-effect-of-using-mouse-running-wheels-for-environmental-enrichment
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Renee Y
Environmental enrichment items such as running wheels can promote the wellbeing of laboratory mice. Growing evidencesuggests that wheel running simulates exercise effects in many mouse models of human conditions, but this activityalso might change other aspects of mouse behavior. In this case study, we show that the presence of running wheels leadsto pronounced and permanent circling behavior with route-tracing in a proportion of the male mice of a genetically distinctcohort. The genetic background of this cohort includes a mutation in Arhgap19, but genetic crosses showed that an unknownsecond-site mutation likely caused the induced circling behavior...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067532/mental-stress-induced-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-adverse-outcome-in-ischemic-heart-disease-patients
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Julia L Sun, Stephen H Boyle, Zainab Samad, Michael A Babyak, Jennifer L Wilson, Cynthia Kuhn, Richard C Becker, Thomas L Ortel, Redford B Williams, Joseph G Rogers, Christopher M O'Connor, Eric J Velazquez, Wei Jiang
Aims Mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI) occurs in up to 70% of patients with clinically stable ischemic heart disease and is associated with increased risk of adverse prognosis. We aimed to examine the prognostic value of indices of MSIMI and exercise stress-induced myocardial ischemia (ESIMI) in a population of ischemic heart disease patients that was not confined by having a recent positive physical stress test. Methods and results The Responses of Mental Stress Induced Myocardial Ischemia to Escitalopram Treatment (REMIT) study enrolled 310 subjects who underwent mental and exercise stress testing and were followed annually for a median of four years...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066938/effect-of-gender-and-exercise-on-haematological-and-biochemical-parameters-in-holsteiner-horses
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A Andriichuk, H Tkachenko
The objective of this study was to assess the influence of exercise of average intensity in the haematological and biochemical values, as well as acidic resistance of erythrocytes in mares and stallions of Holsteiner breed. A total of seventeen horses of Holstein breed (seven mares and 10 stallions aged 6 years) were used in this study. The blood samples were assessed for haematocrit (HCT) value, haemoglobin concentration (HGB), the amount of red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), platelets (PLT), leucogram, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), red cell distribution width (RDW) and platelet distribution width (PDW)...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065839/cardiovascular-function-in-long-term-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-survivors
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Saro H Armenian, David Horak, Jessica M Scott, George Mills, Aida Siyahian, Jennifer Berano Teh, Pamela S Douglas, Stephen J Forman, Smita Bhatia, Lee W Jones
Peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak), as measured by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), is a powerful independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality in a broad range of populations. We assessed the safety and feasibility of CPET in aging long-term HCT survivors, a population at high risk for premature-onset of CVD. Next we examined how organ-specific impairments (e.g. cardiac, pulmonary, hematologic) impact VO2peak after HCT. Twenty consecutive HCT survivors underwent a comprehensive assessment of cardiopulmonary health that included CPET, echocardiography with strain, pulmonary function testing, six-minute walk test, and timed-up and go...
January 5, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051319/effects-of-yoga-on-heart-rate-variability-and-depressive-symptoms-in-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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I-Hua Chu, Wen-Lan Wu, I-Mei Lin, Yu-Kai Chang, Yuh-Jen Lin, Pin-Chen Yang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of a 12-week yoga program on heart rate variability (HRV) and depressive symptoms in depressed women. METHODS: This was a randomized controlled trial. Twenty-six sedentary women scoring ≥14 on the Beck Depression Inventory-II were randomized to either the yoga or the control group. The yoga group completed a 12-week yoga program, which took place twice a week for 60 min per session and consisted of breathing exercises, yoga pose practice, and supine meditation/relaxation...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041984/exploring-the-possible-mechanisms-of-blunted-cardiac-reactivity-to-acute-psychological-stress
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Ryan C Brindle, Anna C Whittaker, Adam Bibbey, Douglas Carroll, Annie T Ginty
Blunted cardiovascular reactivity to acute psychological stress has been linked to a range of adverse health and behavioral outcomes. However, the origins of blunted reactivity remain unclear. The current study aimed to explore the following possibilities: different appraisals of task stressfulness and/or difficulty, diminished task effort, or reduced physiological capacity to respond. Individuals characterized, via pre-screening, as blunted (n=17) or exaggerated (n=16) heart rate (HR) reactors to acute psychological stress (socially evaluative mental arithmetic) were exposed to a psychological stress, cold pressor and exercise tasks during a follow-up testing session while HR and blood pressure (BP) were measured...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039229/the-role-of-diastolic-stress-testing-in-the-evaluation-for-hfpef-a-simultaneous-invasive-echocardiographic-study
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Masaru Obokata, Garvan C Kane, Yogesh N V Reddy, Thomas P Olson, Vojtech Melenovsky, Barry A Borlaug
BACKGROUND: -Diagnosis of heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is challenging and relies largely on demonstration of elevated cardiac filling pressures (pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, PCWP). Current guidelines recommend use of natriuretic peptides (NT-proBNP) and rest/exercise echocardiography (E/e' ratio) to make this determination. Data to support this practice is conflicting. METHODS: -Simultaneous echocardiographic-catheterization studies were prospectively conducted at rest and during exercise in subjects with invasively-proven HFpEF (n=50) and participants with dyspnea but no identifiable cardiac pathology (n=24)...
December 30, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031682/diagnosing-left-coronary-ostial-atresia-sometimes-the-old-ways-are-best
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Steven Karayiannis, Brian Anthony McCrossan, Andrew Sands
A 12-year-old boy with intermittent syncope associated with exercise. Exercise stress testing suggested myocardial ischemia and 2D echocardiography failed to confirm antegrade flow in the left main stem. Advanced imaging techniques including cardiac-gated computed tomography angiography and stress cardiac magnetic resonance imaging were falsely reassuring. Cardiac catheterization demonstrated left coronary artery ostial atresia with a good caliber left coronary system supplied by generous collaterals from the right coronary artery...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028158/comparison-of-change-in-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-after-three-minutes-of-step-exercise-between-systemic-sclerosis-patients-with-and-without-pulmonary-hypertension
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Elana J Bernstein, Jessica K Gordon, Robert F Spiera, Wei-Ti Huang, Evelyn M Horn, Lisa A Mandl
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with SSc. The submaximal heart and pulmonary evaluation (step test) is a non-invasive, submaximal stress test that could be used to identify SSc patients with PH. Our aims were to determine whether change in end tidal carbon dioxide ([Formula: see text]) from rest to end-exercise, and the minute ventilation to carbon dioxide production ratio ([Formula: see text]), both as measured by the step test, differ between SSc patients with and without PH...
January 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027073/value-of-the-coronary-artery-disease-consortium-rule-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain-and-negative-troponins-referred-for-exercise-stress-testing
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Alberto Bouzas-Mosquera, Jesús Peteiro, Francisco J Broullón, Ramón Calviño-Santos, Víctor X Mosquera, Dolores Martínez, Juan C Yáñez, Nemesio Álvarez-García, José M Vázquez-Rodríguez
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of the pretest probability (PTP) of coronary artery disease (CAD) for predicting stress testing results and coronary events in patients with acute chest pain and negative troponins. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 3527 patients without a history of CAD referred to our chest pain unit with suspected acute coronary syndromes, nondiagnostic ECGs, and negative troponin levels underwent exercise stress testing. PTP was estimated with the CAD consortium prediction rule, and was categorized as low (<15%), low-intermediate (15-65%), intermediate-high (66-85%), and high (>85%)...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018192/differences-in-resting-state-functional-connectivity-between-young-adult-endurance-athletes-and-healthy-controls
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David A Raichlen, Pradyumna K Bharadwaj, Megan C Fitzhugh, Kari A Haws, Gabrielle-Ann Torre, Theodore P Trouard, Gene E Alexander
Expertise and training in fine motor skills has been associated with changes in brain structure, function, and connectivity. Fewer studies have explored the neural effects of athletic activities that do not seem to rely on precise fine motor control (e.g., distance running). Here, we compared resting-state functional connectivity in a sample of adult male collegiate distance runners (n = 11; age = 21.3 ± 2.5) and a group of healthy age-matched non-athlete male controls (n = 11; age = 20.6 ± 1.1), to test the hypothesis that expertise in sustained aerobic motor behaviors affects resting state functional connectivity in young adults...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011667/echocardiographic-assessment-of-pulmonary-artery-systolic-pressure-following-treadmill-stress-testing
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Arshad A Khan, Mohammad Al-Omary, Ian Renner, Ehtesham Ul Haque, Avedis Ekmejian, Mumtaz Hussain, Laurent Quiqueree, Nicholas J Collins, Stuart Turner
AIMS: The use of treadmill stress echocardiography (SE) for the diagnosis of nascent pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been hampered by a lack of well-defined, post-exercise pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) values across representative age groups in a normal cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five hundred and eleven subjects (mean age: 53 ±14, 68% female) with normal resting PASP were included in the study. All participants performed treadmill exercise using the Bruce protocol to a high level of perceived exertion...
December 23, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009652/positive-and-negative-affect-is-related-to-experiencing-chest-pain-during-exercise-induced-myocardial-ischemia
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Philippe Stébenne, Simon L Bacon, Anthony Austin, Nicola J Paine, André Arsenault, Catherine Laurin, Bernard Meloche, Jennifer Gordon, Jocelyn Dupuis, Kim L Lavoie
OBJECTIVES: Silent myocardial ischemia is thought to be associated with worse cardiovascular outcomes due to a lack of perception of pain cues that initiate treatment seeking. Negative affect (NA) has been associated with increased pain reporting and positive affect (PA) with decreased pain reporting, but these psychological factors have not been examined within the context of myocardial ischemia. This study evaluated the associations between PA, NA, and chest pain reporting in patients with and without ischemia during exercise testing...
December 22, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008559/optimal-thallium-201-dose-in-cadmium-zinc-telluride-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Masaru Ishihara, Yasuyo Taniguchi, Masahisa Onoguchi, Takayuki Shibutani
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the optimal thallium 201 chloride (thallium-201) dose using a novel ultrafast cardiac gamma camera with cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) solid-state semiconductor detectors (D-SPECT). METHODS AND RESULTS: The optimal thallium-201 dose for obtaining left ventricular (LV) myocardial counts was determined from a phantom study. Consecutive 292 patients underwent stress myocardial perfusion imaging with a thallium-201 injection. Stress test comprised exercise or pharmacological (adenosine) provocation...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007790/the-effect-of-expressive-writing-intervention-for-infertile-couples-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yoon Frederiksen, Mia Skytte O'Toole, Mimi Y Mehlsen, Benedicte Hauge, Helle Olesen Elbaek, Robert Zachariae, Hans Jakob Ingerslev
STUDY QUESTION: Is expressive writing intervention (EWI) efficacious in reducing distress and improving pregnancy rates for couples going through ART treatment? SUMMARY ANSWER: Compared to controls, EWI statistically significantly reduced depressive symptoms but not anxiety and infertility-related distress. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: ART treatment is considered stressful. So far, various psychological interventions have been tested for their potential in reducing infertility-related distress and the results are generally positive...
December 21, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007575/the-mechanism-of-formation-structure-and-physiological-relevance-of-covalent-hemoglobin-attachment-to-the-erythrocyte-membrane
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Elizabeth M Welbourn, Michael T Wilson, Ashril Yusof, Metodi V Metodiev, Chris E Cooper
Covalent hemoglobin binding to membranes leads to band 3 (AE1) clustering and the removal of erythrocytes from the circulation; it is also implicated in blood storage lesions. Damaged hemoglobin, with the heme being in a redox and oxygen-binding inactive hemichrome form, has been implicated as the binding species. However, previous studies used strong non-physiological oxidants. In vivo hemoglobin is constantly being oxidised to methemoglobin (ferric), with around 1% of hemoglobin being in this form at any one time...
December 20, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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