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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345953/reperfusion-ventricular-arrhythmia-bursts-identify-larger-infarct-size-in-spite-of-optimal-epicardial-and-microvascular-reperfusion-using-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#1
Kirian van der Weg, Wichert J Kuijt, Sebastiaan Cam Bekkers, Jan Gp Tijssen, Cynthia L Green, Miguel E Lemmert, Mitchell W Krucoff, Anton Pm Gorgels
AIMS: Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) bursts following recanalisation in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are related to larger infarct size (IS). Inadequate microvascular reperfusion, as determined by microvascular obstruction (MVO) using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), is also known to be associated with larger IS. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that VA bursts identify larger infarct size in spite of optimal microvascular reperfusion. METHODS: All 65 STEMI patients from the Maastricht ST elevation (MAST) study with brisk epicardial flow (TIMI 3), complete ST recovery post-percutaneous coronary intervention and early CMR were included...
March 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345766/%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-and-exercise-training-independently-and-additively-decreases-blood-pressure-and-prevents-diastolic-dysfunction-in-obese-zucker-rats
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Pierre-Andre Barbeau, Tanya M Holloway, Jamie Whitfield, Brittany Baechler, Joe Quadrilatero, Luc J C van Loon, Adrian Chabowski, Graham P Holloway
While α-linolenic acid (ALA) and endurance exercise training independently attenuate hyperlipidemia-related cardiovascular derangements, there is a paucity of information pertaining to their mechanisms-of-action and efficacy when combined as a preventative therapeutic approach. Therefore, we used obese Zucker rats to investigate the independent and combined effects of these interventions on cardiovascular disease. Specifically, animals were randomly assigned to one of the following: control diet-sedentary (C-Sed), ALA supplemented-sedentary (ALA-Sed), control diet-exercise trained (C-Ex), or ALA supplemented-exercise trained (ALA-Ex)...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344418/hyperbaric-oxygen-preconditioning-provides-preliminary-protection-against-doxorubicin-cardiotoxicity
#3
Orhan Tezcan, Oguz Karahan, Mustafa Alan, Cenap Ekinci, Celal Yavuz, Sinan Demirtas, Aysun Ekinci, Ahmet Caliskan
BACKGROUND: Doxorubicin (DOX) is generally recognized to have important cardiotoxic side effects. Studies are contradictory about the interaction between hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy and doxorubicin-induced cardiomyotoxicity. Recent data suggests that HBO2 therapy can lead to preconditioning of myocardium while generating oxidative stress. Herein we have investigated the effect of HBO2 therapy in a DOX-induced cardiomyocyte injury animal model. METHODS: Twenty-one rats were divided into three equal groups as follows: 1) Group 1 is a control group (without any intervention), used for evaluating the basal cardiac structures and determining the normal value of cardiacs and serum oxidative markers; 2) Group 2 is the doxorubicin group (single dose i...
March 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344136/prognostic-value-of-soluble-st2-after-myocardial-infarction-a-community-perspective
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William S Jenkins, Véronique L Roger, Allan S Jaffe, Susan A Weston, Omar F AbouEzzeddine, Ruoxiang Jiang, Sheila M Manemann, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano
BACKGROUND: Soluble ST2 (sST2) is a marker of cardiac mechanical strain hypothesized to adversely impact short-term prognosis after myocardial infarction. We examined the association of sST2 with longer-term outcomes after myocardial infarction in a geographically defined community. METHODS: Olmsted County, Minnesota residents who experienced an incident (first-ever) myocardial infarction between 11/01/2002 and 12/31/2012 were prospectively enrolled; sST2 levels were measured...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343767/neural-cell-adhesion-molecule-expression-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-is-associated-with-intramyocardial-inflammation-and-hypertrophy
#5
Karsten Ostermann, Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, Michel Noutsias
Chronic intramyocardial inflammation (inflammatory cardiomyopathy/DCMi) is linked to the pathogenesis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) is involved in orchestrating cardiac muscle morphogenesis, but is down-regulated after embryogenesis. We investigated NCAM expression in adult DCM hearts, its possible association with DCMi-parameters, and with cardiomyocyte hypertrophy (CMH). Endomyocardial biopsies (EMBs) from DCM patients (n=85; n=37 females; age: 48±19years; LVEF <40%) and controls from non-cardiac deaths were immunostained for DCMi markers and for NCAM expression, and quantified by digital image analysis (DIA)...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343763/identifying-high-risk-post-infarction-patients-by-autonomic-testing-below-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
#6
Axel Bauer
Despite major advances in medical therapies late mortality after myocardial infarction (MI) is still high. A substantial proportion of post-MI patients die from sudden cardiac death. Prophylactic implantable-cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy has been established for post-MI patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≤35%). However, most patients who die after MI have an LVEF >35%. For this large group of patients, no specific prophylactic strategies exist. There is strong evidence that measures of cardiac autonomic dysfunction after MI provide important prognostic information in post-MI patients with preserved LVEF...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342541/continuous-gradient-temperature-raman-spectroscopy-and-differential-scanning-calorimetry-of-n-3dpa-and-dha-from-100-to-10%C3%A2-c
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C Leigh Broadhurst, Walter F Schmidt, Julie K Nguyen, Jianwei Qin, Kuanglin Chao, Steven R Aubuchon, Moon S Kim
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n-3) is exclusively utilized in fast signal processing tissues such as retinal, neural and cardiac. N-3 docosapentaenoic acid (n-3DPA, 22:5n-3), with just one less double bond, is also found in the marine food chain yet cannot substitute for DHA. Gradient temperature Raman spectroscopy (GTRS) applies the temperature gradients utilized in differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) to Raman spectroscopy, providing a straightforward technique to identify molecular rearrangements that occur near and at phase transitions...
March 22, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341375/risk-factors-for-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Lijie Ma, Sumei Zhao
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists regarding the factors influencing mortality in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the impact of various patient characteristics on the risk of mortality in such patients. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Central were searched for studies evaluating the risk factors for mortality in patients undergoing HD. The factors included age, gender, diabetes mellitus (DM), body mass index (BMI), previous cardiovascular disease (CVD), HD duration, hemoglobin, albumin, white blood cell, C-reactive protein (CRP), parathyroid hormone, total iron binding capacity (TIBC), iron, ln ferritin, adiponectin, apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1), ApoA2, ApoA3, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), total cholesterol, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), serum phosphate, troponin T (TnT), and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340591/altered-mtor-and-beclin-1-mediated-autophagic-activation-during-right-ventricular-remodeling-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
#9
Yan Deng, Weifeng Wu, Shenglan Guo, Yuming Chen, Chang Liu, Xingcui Gao, Bin Wei
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular structure and function is a major predictor of outcomes in pulmonary hypertension (PH), yet the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Growing evidence suggests the importance of autophagy in cardiac remodeling; however, its dynamics in the process of right ventricle(RV) remodeling in PH has not been fully explored. We sought to study the time course of cardiomyocyte autophagy in the RV in PH and determine whether mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and Beclin-1 hypoxia-related pro-autophagic pathways are underlying mechanisms...
March 24, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340319/apigenin-reduces-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-subsequent-cytokine-production-as-protective-effect-in-a-rodent-animal-model-of-lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#10
Ioannis Bougioukas, Vassilios Didilis, Alexander Emmert, Ahmad F Jebran, Regina Waldmann-Beushausen, Tomislav Stojanovic, Friedrich A Schoendube, Bernhard C Danner
PURPOSE: Lung ischemia-reperfusion injury (LIRI) can complicate lung transplantation or cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, increasing morbidity and mortality. In LIRI, pro-inflammatory cytokines are activated, reactive oxygen species are generated and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) is up-regulated, altering lung mechanics. We tested the effect of the flavonoid apigenin on a rodent model of LIRI. METHODS: Thirty-seven Wistar rats were subjected to LIRI with or without a single or double dose of apigenin...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339908/obesity-associated-cardiac-pathogenesis-in-broiler-breeder-hens-pathological-adaption-of-cardiac-hypertrophy1-2
#11
C Y Chen, H Y Lin, Y W Chen, Y J Ko, Y J Liu, Y H Chen, R L Walzem, S E Chen
Broiler hens consuming feed to appetite (ad libitum; AL) show increased mortality. Feed restriction (R) typically improves reproductive performance and livability of hens. Rapidly growing broilers can exhibit increased mortality due to cardiac insufficiency but it is unknown whether the increased mortality of non-R broiler hens is also due to cardiac compromise. To assess cardiac growth and physiology in fully mature birds, 45-week-old hens were either continued on R rations or assigned to AL feeding for 7 or 21 days...
March 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339818/refining-success-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-using-a-simple-score-predicting-the-amount-of-reverse-ventricular-remodelling-results-from-the-markers-and-response-to-crt-marc-study
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Alexander H Maass, Kevin Vernooy, Sofieke C Wijers, Jetske van 't Sant, Maarten J Cramer, Mathias Meine, Cornelis P Allaart, Frederik J De Lange, Frits W Prinzen, Bart Gerritse, Erna Erdtsieck, Coert O S Scheerder, Michael R S Hill, Marcoen Scholten, Mariëlle Kloosterman, Iris A H Ter Horst, Adriaan A Voors, Marc A Vos, Michiel Rienstra, Isabelle C Van Gelder
Aims: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduces morbidity and mortality in systolic heart failure patients with ventricular conduction delay. Variability of individual response to CRT warrants improved patient selection. The Markers and Response to CRT (MARC) study was designed to investigate markers related to response to CRT. Methods and results: We prospectively studied the ability of 11 clinical, 11 electrocardiographic, 4 echocardiographic, and 16 blood biomarkers to predict CRT response in 240 patients...
February 27, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339804/intra-cardiac-and-peripheral-levels-of-biochemical-markers-of-fibrosis-in-patients-undergoing-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Gordon A Begg, Rashed Karim, Tobias Oesterlein, Lee N Graham, Andrew J Hogarth, Stephen P Page, Christopher B Pepper, Kawal Rhode, Gregory Y H Lip, Arun V Holden, Sven Plein, Muzahir H Tayebjee
Aims: Measurement of circulating biomarkers of fibrosis may have a role in selecting patients and treatment strategy for catheter ablation. Pro-collagen type III N-terminal pro-peptide (PIIINP), C-telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP), fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23), and galectin 3 (gal-3) have all been suggested as possible biomarkers for this indication, but studies assessing whether peripheral levels reflect intra-cardiac levels are scarce. Methods and results: We studied 93 patients undergoing ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) (n = 63) or non-paroxysmal AF (n = 30)...
February 27, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339731/obesity-associated-cardiac-pathogenesis-in-broiler-breeder-hens-development-of-metabolic-cardiomyopathy2-3
#14
C Y Chen, Y F Huang, Y J Ko, Y J Liu, Y H Chen, R L Walzem, S E Chen
Feed intake is typically restricted (R) in broiler hens to avoid obesity and improve egg production and livability. To determine whether improved heart health contributes to improved livability, fully adult 45-week-old R hens were allowed to consume feed to appetite (ad libitum; AL) up to 10 wk (70 d). Mortality, contractile functions, and morphology at 70 d, and measurements of cardiac hypertrophic remodeling at 7 d and 21 d were made and compared between R and AL hens. Outcomes for cardiac electrophysiology and mortality, reported separately, found increased mortality in AL hens in association with cardiac pathological hypertrophy and contractile dysfunction...
February 22, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337385/comparison-of-ticagrelor-and-high-dose-clopidogrel-on-the-platelet-functions-in-patients-with-inadequate-response-to-clopidogrel
#15
Xinshun Gu, Xianghua Fu, Yanbo Wang, Wenhui Zhang, Weize Fan, Yunfa Jiang, Guozhen Hao, Qing Miao, Yi Li, Wei Zhi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of ticagrelor and high-dose clopidogrel on the platelet functions in patients with inadequate response to clopidogrel. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized and controlled study, patients who had been diagnosed as acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with inadequate response to clopidogrel in the Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University from July 2015 to June 2016 were enrolled. Inadequate response to clopidogrel was defined as absolute reduction of platelet aggregation rate (PAR) <30% or PAR >70%...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336524/dual-roles-for-bone-marrow-derived-sca-1-cells-in-cardiac-function
#16
Stephanie W Tobin, Shu-Hong Li, Jiao Li, Jun Wu, Azadeh Yeganeh, Pan Yu, Richard D Weisel, Ren-Ke Li
Recruitment of stem cells from the bone marrow (BM) is an important aspect of cardiac healing that becomes inefficient with age. We investigated the role of young stem cell antigen 1 (Sca-1)-positive BM cells on the aged heart by microarray analysis after BM reconstitution. Sca-1(+) and Sca-1(-) BM cells from young green fluorescent protein (GFP)-positive mice were used to reconstitute the BM of aged mice. Myocardial infarction (MI) was induced 3 mo later. GFP(+) cells were more abundant in the BM, blood, and heart of Sca-1(+) mice, which corresponded to preserved cardiac function after MI...
March 23, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334543/-functional-impact-of-herg-from-physiological-role-to-target-of-anticancer-therapy
#17
Júlia Šatková, Markéta Bébarová
The human ether-à-go-go related gene (hERG; officially designated as KCNH2) encodes the structure of protein forming α-subunit of voltage-gated ion channel which conducts the rapid component of delayed rectifier K+ current (IKr). This current plays an important role namely in the cardiac repolarization. Mutations in hERG result in inherited arrhythmogenic syndromes characterized by a lenghtening or shortening of QT interval on the electrocardiogram and by an increased occurrence of life-threatening arrhythmias...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333941/phenotypically-heterogeneous-podoplanin-expressing-cell-populations-are-associated-with-the-lymphatic-vessel-growth-and-fibrogenic-responses-in-the-acutely-and-chronically-infarcted-myocardium
#18
Maria Cimini, Antonio Cannatá, Gianandrea Pasquinelli, Marcello Rota, Polina Goichberg
Cardiac lymphatic vasculature undergoes substantial expansion in response to myocardial infarction (MI). However, there is limited information on the cellular mechanisms mediating post-MI lymphangiogenesis and accompanying fibrosis in the infarcted adult heart. Using a mouse model of permanent coronary artery ligation, we examined spatiotemporal changes in the expression of lymphendothelial and mesenchymal markers in the acutely and chronically infarcted myocardium. We found that at the time of wound granulation, a three-fold increase in the frequency of podoplanin-labeled cells occurred in the infarcted hearts compared to non-operated and sham-operated counterparts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332441/changes-in-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-during-the-cardiac-cycle-a-comparative-study-in-early-childhood-mid-childhood-and-adulthood
#19
Kuna Rueb, Jonathan Mynard, Richard Liu, Melissa Wake, Peter Vuillermin, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Diana Zannino, David P Burgner
BACKGROUND: Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), an ultrasonographic marker of cardiovascular risk, is increasingly used in adults and children. The choice of specific images used to quantify CIMT from a cine sequence is often based on image quality rather than on a consistent point in the cardiac cycle. This methodological study quantified the imprecision that may be introduced by variation of CIMT during the cardiac cycle. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from four-year-olds, 11 to 12-year-olds, and adults (n=30 each age group) were selected retrospectively from two population-derived studies...
March 23, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331775/diagonal-earlobe-crease-as-a-significant-marker-for-coronary-artery-disease-a-case-control-study
#20
Rida Kamal, Komal Kausar, Ahmed H Qavi, Moeed H Minto, Fariha Ilyas, Salman Assad, Saeed U Shah
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between diagonal earlobe crease (DELC) and coronary artery disease (CAD). Limited data exists in South Asia and no prior studies have been performed in Pakistan to assess this relationship. METHODS: In this case-control study, 200 participants from December 2015 to March 2016 at Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan were enrolled. Consecutive non-probability sampling was used to recruit patients. Cases were enrolled from cardiac care unit (CCU) of the hospital with angiography-proven CAD...
February 5, 2017: Curēus
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