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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431056/long-term-outcome-of-transvenous-pacemaker-implantation-in-infants-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Laura M Vos, Janneke A E Kammeraad, Matthias W Freund, Andreas C Blank, Johannes M P J Breur
Aim: Evaluation of long-term outcome of transvenous pacemaker (PM) implantation in infants. Methods and Results: A retrospective analysis of all transvenous PM implantations in infants <10 kg between September 1997 and October 2001 was made. Indications for PM implantation, age at implantation, and determinants of long-term outcome including cardiac function, PM function, and PM (system) complications were noted. Seven patients underwent transvenous VVI(R) PM implantation...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424438/using-cardiovascular-imaging-modalities-to-determine-cardiac-disorders-before-starting-sports-activities
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Özgür Ceylan, Timur Meşe, Meşe Hazım Gürsu
OBJECTIVE: We re-examined children who had previously been declared eligible to participate in competitive sports activities for cardiac disorders, using cardiac investigation protocol. METHODS: Total of 250 children (224 males [89.6%], and 26 females [10.4%]) between the ages of 8 and 17 years who had just started or were already engaged in sports activities were included in the study. Participants had detailed physical examination evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424173/association-between-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-3-year-follow-up-study
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Yang He, Hongjie Qian, Lei Xu, Shanshan Zhang, Xueming Gu, Junyi Gu, Jianyuan Shi, Yaping Shen, Jian-Min Liu, Zhengyi Tang
OBJECTIVE: End stage renal disease and dialysis have been proven to be associated with poor prognoses in diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). However, it has rarely been reported whether and to what extent milder renal insufficiency effects the prognosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the categorized impact of estimated glomerular filtration (eGFR) on the outcomes of patients with DFU. DESIGN AND METHODS: Three hundred and sixty-six DFU patients hospitalized in a Chinese tertiary hospital were recruited and classified into 4 groups according to the eGFRs as follows: normal (≥90), mildly reduced (60-89), moderately reduced (30-59), and severely reduced (<30)...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423123/n-acetylcysteine-versus-dopamine-to-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-preexisting-moderate-renal-insufficiency
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Omer Faruk Savluk, Fusun Guzelmeric, Yasemin Yavuz, Deniz Cevirme, Emre Gurcu, Halide Ogus, Tulay Orki, Tuncer Kocak
Objective: Acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery is associated with mortality and morbidity. Therefore, strategies to prevent acute kidney injury are very important. The aim of this placebo-controlled randomized double-blind study was to compare the prophylactic efficacy of N-Acetylcysteine and dopamine administration in patients with pre-existing moderate renal insufficiency who were undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Methods: This study included 135 patients with pre-existing moderate renal insufficiency who were scheduled for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420664/the-uk-cardiac-and-vascular-surgery-interventional-anaemia-response-caviar-study-protocol-for-an-observational-cohort-study-to-determine-the-impact-and-effect-of-preoperative-anaemia-management-in-cardiac-and-vascular-surgical-patients
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Marisa Chau, Toby Richards, Caroline Evans, Anna Butcher, Timothy Collier, Andrew Klein
INTRODUCTION: Preoperative anaemia is linked to poor postsurgical outcome, longer hospital stays, greater risk of complications and mortality. Currently in the UK, some sites have developed anaemia clinics or pathways that use intravenous iron to correct iron deficiency anaemia prior to surgery as their standard of care. Although intravenous iron has been observed to be effective in a variety of patient settings, there is insufficient evidence in its use in cardiac and vascular patients...
April 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417266/guided-longer-pulses-from-a-diagnostic-ultrasound-and-intraclot-microbubble-enhanced-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-in-vivo
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Shunji Gao, Qiong Zhu, Xiaoxiao Dong, Zhong Chen, Zheng Liu, Feng Xie
The mechanism of ultrasound thrombolysis (UT) is generally attributed to cavitation. The insufficiency of microbubbles (MB) to serve as cavitation nuclei in the vessel-obstructing thrombi significantly reduces the effectiveness of UT. Taking advantage of the widely performed catheter-directed therapy (CDT), in a thrombo-embolized rabbit IVC model with a simultaneous catheter directed rt-PA thrombolysis procedure, guided moderate mechanical index longer pulses from a modified diagnostic ultrasound transducer, combined with an intraclot infusion of MB, significantly accelerated the thrombolysis process...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414001/transcatheter-closure-of-a-residual-aorto-left-ventricular-tunnel-report-of-a-case-with-a-6-year-follow-up
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Milan Djukic, Stefan A Djordjevic, Ingo Dähnert
Aorto-left ventricular tunnel is an exceedingly rare congenital cardiac defect. Early surgical closure is the treatment of choice. Residual or recurrent tunnel and aortic valve insufficiency are well-recognised complications after surgical repair. In this article, we report on successful transcatheter closure of a residual aorto-left ventricular tunnel using an Amplatzer duct occluder in a 7-year-old boy. The outcome after 6 years of follow-up is encouraging.
April 17, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412420/stress-perfusion-cmr-in-patients-with-known-and-suspected-cad-prognostic-value-and-optimal-ischemic-threshold-for-revascularization
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Gabriella Vincenti, Pier Giorgio Masci, Pierre Monney, Tobias Rutz, Sarah Hugelshofer, Mirdita Gaxherri, Olivier Muller, Juan F Iglesias, Eric Eeckhout, Valentina Lorenzoni, Cyril Pellaton, Christophe Sierro, Juerg Schwitter
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the ischemia threshold and additional prognostic factors that identify patients for safe deferral from revascularizations in a large cohort of all-comer patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND: Stress-perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is increasingly used in daily practice for ischemia detection. However, there is insufficient evidence about the ischemia burden that identifies patients who benefit from revascularization versus those with a good prognosis who receive drugs only...
April 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410288/the-utility-of-the-combination-of-a-spect-study-with-123i-fp-cit-of-dopamine-transporters-and-123i-mibg-myocardial-scintigraphy-in-differentiating-parkinson-disease-from-other-degenerative-parkinsonian-syndromes
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Naoto Uyama, Hideki Otsuka, Takayoshi Shinya, Yoichi Otomi, Masafumi Harada, Wataru Sako, Yuishin Izumi, Ryuji Kaji, Yuya Watanabe, Satoru Takashi, Yamato Kunikane
OBJECTIVE: Molecular imaging of nigrostriatal dopamine transporters (DAT) and sympathetic cardiac innervation with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) are useful tools for differentiating idiopathic Parkinson disease (PD) from other degenerative parkinsonian syndromes (non-PD). Nevertheless, these modalities are often insufficient for achieving a definite diagnosis. The aims of this study were to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the combination of these tools. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The SPECT radiotracers [I]-N-ω-fluoropropyl-2β-carbomethoxy-3β-(4-iodophenyl)-nortropane (FP-CIT) and meta-[I]-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) were used to research presynaptic dopaminergic projections (DAT SPECT) and myocardial adrenergic innervation (MIBG scintigraphy), respectively...
April 13, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406333/eat-breathe-ros-controlling-stem-cell-fate-through-metabolism
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Dieter A Kubli, Mark A Sussman
Research reveals cardiac regeneration exists at levels previously deemed unattainable. Clinical trials using stem cells demonstrate promising cardiomyogenic and regenerative potential but insufficient contractile recovery. Incomplete understanding of the biology of administered cells likely contributes to inconsistent patient outcomes. Metabolism is a core component of many well-characterized stem cell types, and metabolic changes fundamentally alter stem cell fate from self-renewal to lineage commitment, and vice versa...
April 13, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405805/a-rotating-cerium-anode-x-ray-system-allows-visualization-of-intramural-coronary-vessels-after-cardiac-stem-cell-therapy-for-myocardial-infarction
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Chiharu Tanaka, Toru Hosoda, Yoshimori Ikeya, Yoshiro Shinozaki, Kikue Todoroki, Toru Shizuma, Takashi Shiraishi, Naoto Fukuyama, Toshihiko Ueda, Hidezo Mori
Conventional angiography is insufficient for evaluating the therapeutic effect of cardiac regeneration therapy. A microangiographic X-ray system using a cerium anode was developed. Cerium has a characteristic X-ray with a peak at 34.6 keV, which allows visualization of tiny amounts of iodine. The performance of the cerium anode X-ray system was evaluated in two excised normal canine hearts and in excised ischemic canine hearts treated with c-kit-positive cardiac stem cells (5 canines) or without cells (5 control canines)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402487/circulating-klotho-associates-with-cardiovascular-morbidity-and-mortality-during-hemodialysis
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Christophe Marçais, Delphine Maucort-Boulch, Jocelyne Drai, Emmanuelle Dantony, Marie-Christine Carlier, Emilie Blond, Leslie Genet, François Kuentz, Dominique Lataillade, Eric Legrand, Xavier Moreau-Gaudry, Guillaume Jean, Denis Fouque
Background: Klotho gene was identified as an aging suppressor. In animals klotho over-expression extends lifespan and defective klotho results in rapid aging and early death. The kidney is the main contributor to circulating klotho levels and during chronic kidney disease, renal klotho gene expression is drastically reduced in animals and humans as well. Objective: We aimed to determine the consequences of a serum klotho defect on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality during chronic dialysis...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402400/unplanned-cardiac-reoperations-and-interventions-during-long-term-follow-up-after-the-norwood-procedure%C3%A2
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Eva Sames-Dolzer, Gregor Gierlinger, Michaela Kreuzer, Julia Schrempf, Roland Gitter, Christoph Prandstetter, Gerald Tulzer, Rudolf Mair
OBJECTIVES: Patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome or related malformations are predominantly treated with a 3-stage palliation. Anatomic or physiologic problems can lead to unplanned additional surgical or catheter interventions during single ventricle palliation. Changes in operative technique may have an impact on the reoperation rate. METHODS: Between 1997 and 2014, 317 Norwood procedures were performed at our centre. A retrospective single centre investigation was carried out concerning incidence, timing, indication and type of unplanned interstage cardiac reoperations and catheter interventions during follow-up of Norwood patients...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401790/comparison-of-iodixanol-and-iopromide-in-patients-with-renal-insufficiency-and-congestive-heart-failure-undergoing-coronary-angiography-by-hemodynamic-monitoring
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Geng Qian, Yong-Qiang Yang, Wei Dong, Feng Cao, Yun-Dai Chen
We investigated the impact of contrast media (CM) with different osmolality on cardiac preload in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and congestive heart failure (CHF). Patients with CKD and CHF were equally randomized to receive either iso-osmolar contrast media (IOCM) iodixanol or low-osmolar contrast media iopromide. We measured cardiac preload indexes by invasive hemodynamic monitoring before and after CM injection. Major adverse cardiac events postprocedures were recorded. Increase in extravascular lung water index was only seen in the iopromide group ( P < ...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398556/prognosis-associated-with-redo-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-following-complete-device-and-lead-extraction-due-to-device-related-infection
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Martin Seifert, Viviane Moeller, Anita Arya, Thomas Schau, Frank Hoelschermann, Christian Butter
Aims: An increase in the number of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantations worldwide has led to a consequent increase in the number of infections associated with the device, making extraction of the CRT device inevitable. Redo CRT implantation after treatment and recovery following device extraction is challenging. This study aimed to evaluate the success rate, complications, and long-term prognosis of redo CRT implantation, including the rates of subclavian, cava, and coronary sinus (CS) vein thrombosis as well as re-infection...
April 6, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396518/rapamycin-efficiently-promotes-cardiac-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Qin Lu, Zhuqing Jia, Yang Wang, Weiping Wang, Zhe Yang, Tao Li, Yuyao Tian, Ping Chen, Kangtao Ma, Yinan Liu, Chunyan Zhou
To investigate the effects of the rapamycin on cardiac differentiation, murine ESCs was induced to cardiomyocytes by 10(-4) M ascorbic acid (AA), 20 nM rapamycin alone or 0.1‰ solvent dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). We found that rapamycin alone was insufficient to initiate cardiomyogenesis. Then the ESCs was treated with AA and rapamycin (20 nM) or AA and DMSO (0.1‰) as a control. Compared with control, mESCs treated with rapamycin (20 nM) and AA yielded a significantly higher percentage of cardiomyocytes, as confirmed by percentage of beating EBs, the immunofluorescence and FACS analysis...
April 10, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395878/cerebral-aneurysm-blood-flow-simulations-are-sensitive-to-basic-solver-settings
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Kendall D Dennis, David F Kallmes, Dan Dragomir-Daescu
Computational modeling of peri-aneurysmal hemodynamics is typically carried out with commercial software without knowledge of the sensitivity of the model to variation in input values. For three aneurysm models, we carried out a formal sensitivity analysis and optimization strategy focused on variation in timestep duration and model residual error values and their impact on hemodynamic outputs. We examined the solution sensitivity to timestep sizes of 10(-3)s, 10(-4)s, and 10(-5)s while using model residual error values of 10(-4), 10(-5), and 10(-6) using ANSYS Fluent to observe compounding errors and to optimize solver settings for computational efficiency while preserving solution accuracy...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394333/a-heart-brain-kidney-network-controls-adaptation-to-cardiac-stress-through-tissue-macrophage-activation
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Katsuhito Fujiu, Munehiko Shibata, Yukiteru Nakayama, Fusa Ogata, Sahohime Matsumoto, Koji Noshita, Shingo Iwami, Susumu Nakae, Issei Komuro, Ryozo Nagai, Ichiro Manabe
Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome characterized by insufficient cardiac function. In addition to abnormalities intrinsic to the heart, dysfunction of other organs and dysregulation of systemic factors greatly affect the development and consequences of heart failure. Here we show that the heart and kidneys function cooperatively in generating an adaptive response to cardiac pressure overload. In mice subjected to pressure overload in the heart, sympathetic nerve activation led to activation of renal collecting-duct (CD) epithelial cells...
April 10, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377468/positron-emission-tomography-and-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daniel Juneau, Mohammad Golfam, Samir Hazra, Lionel S Zuckier, Shady Garas, Calum Redpath, Jordan Bernick, Eugene Leung, Sharon Chih, George Wells, Rob S B Beanlands, Benjamin J W Chow
BACKGROUND: The use of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) is increasing, and their associated infections result in significant morbidity and mortality. The introduction of better cardiac imaging techniques could be useful for diagnosing this condition and guiding therapy. Our objective was to systematically assess the diagnostic accuracy of Fluor-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and computed tomography, labeled leukocyte scintigraphy (LS), and Gallium-67 citrate scintigraphy for the diagnosis of CIED infection...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372287/organ-reconstruction-dream-or-reality-for%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-future
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J-F Stoltz, L Zhang, J S Ye, N De Isla
The relevance of research on reconstructed organs is justified by the lack of organs available for transplant and the growing needs for the ageing population. The development of a reconstructed organ involves two parallel complementary steps: de-cellularization of the organ with the need to maintain the structural integrity of the extracellular matrix and vascular network and re-cellularization of the scaffold with stem cells or resident cells.Whole organ engineering for liver, heart, lung or kidneys, is particularly difficult because of the structural complexity of organs and heterogeneity of cells...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
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