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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192067/effect-of-myostatin-deletion-on-cardiac-and-microvascular-function
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Joshua T Butcher, M Irfan Ali, Merry W Ma, Cameron G McCarthy, Bianca N Islam, Lauren G Fox, James D Mintz, Sebastian Larion, David J Fulton, David W Stepp
The objective of this study is to test the hypothesis that increased muscle mass has positive effects on cardiovascular function. Specifically, we tested the hypothesis that increases in lean body mass caused by deletion of myostatin improves cardiac performance and vascular function. Echocardiography was used to quantify left ventricular function at baseline and after acute administration of propranolol and isoproterenol to assess β-adrenergic reactivity. Additionally, resistance vessels in several beds were removed, cannulated, pressurized to 60 mmHg and reactivity to vasoactive stimuli was assessed...
December 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190851/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-and-cell-adhesion-molecules-following-exercise-training
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Yunsuk Koh, Jin Park, Rick Carter
Elevated oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) and cell adhesion molecules are associated with inflammation and atherosclerosis. The role of exercise in circulating ox-LDL, enzyme mediators, and cell adhesion molecules are not clearly understood in obesity. As a randomized controlled design, 27 obese (BMI>30 kg/m2) sedentary men (N=13) and women (N=14) were randomly assigned to either an exercise (N=15) or a control (N=12) group. The exercise group performed a 60-min supervised treadmill exercise at moderate intensity (70% of HRmax) for 3 days per week for 4 weeks, while the control group did not exercise...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184434/manifestation-of-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-due-to-hyperthyroidism-in-an-anomalous-right-coronary-artery
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Vicken Zeitjian, Carmel Moazez, Mehrdad Saririan, David L August, Ranjini Roy
Introduction: Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery (RCA) from the left coronary cusp of the aorta is a moderately rare but potentially life-threatening incident. Myocardial infarction (MI) and sudden cardiac death have been described with this anomaly, especially in those who engage in excessive exercise. However, this case study shows this incidence in association with hyperthyroidism. Case description: A previously healthy 51-year-old female with history of hypothyroidism presented with acute onset chest pain for 1 day...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159794/high-fat-high-sugar-diet-induced-subendothelial-matrix-stiffening-is-mitigated-by-exercise
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Julie C Kohn, Julian Azar, Francesca Seta, Cynthia A Reinhart-King
Consumption of a high-fat, high-sugar diet and sedentary lifestyle are correlated with bulk arterial stiffening. While measurements of bulk arterial stiffening are used to assess cardiovascular health clinically, they cannot account for changes to the tissue occurring on the cellular scale. The compliance of the subendothelial matrix in the intima mediates vascular permeability, an initiating step in atherosclerosis. High-fat, high-sugar diet consumption and a sedentary lifestyle both cause micro-scale subendothelial matrix stiffening, but the impact of these factors in concert remains unknown...
November 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145946/predicting-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-low-risk%C3%A2-individuals-ideal-cardiovascular-health-score-and-fuster-bewat-score
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Juan Miguel Fernández-Alvira, Valentín Fuster, Stuart Pocock, Javier Sanz, Leticia Fernández-Friera, Martín Laclaustra, Rodrigo Fernández-Jiménez, José Mendiguren, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz, Borja Ibáñez, Héctor Bueno
BACKGROUND: The ideal cardiovascular health score (ICHS) is recommended for use in primary prevention. Simpler tools not requiring laboratory tests, such as the Fuster-BEWAT (blood pressure [B], exercise [E], weight [W], alimentation [A], and tobacco [T]) score (FBS), are also available. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of ICHS and FBS in predicting the presence and extent of subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS: A total of 3,983 participants 40 to 54 years of age were enrolled in the PESA (Progression of Early Subclinical Atherosclerosis) cohort...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143147/-esc-guidelines-2017-on-peripheral-arterial-diseases-summary-of-the-most-important-recommendations-and-innovations
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C Espinola-Klein
The current European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on peripheral arterial diseases include recommendations on diagnostics and treatment of atherosclerotic manifestations in peripheral arteries. Because of the high coincidence of atherosclerosis in different arterial territories, screening for other atherosclerotic lesions is necessary in patients with clinical symptoms in one vascular bed. Consistent treatment of cardiovascular risk factors is important in all patients with peripheral atherosclerosis...
November 15, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127758/-physical-activity-the-holy-grail-of-modern-medicine
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Vladimír Tuka, Martina Daňková, Karel Riegel, Martin Matoulek
Movement is the basic attribute of life. It is not surprising that the return to regular physical activity is a very effective and cheap means of preventing and treating most non-cummunicable diseases. Therefore, every physician should be able to prescribe a suitable physical activity. The minimum amount of physical activity with proven effects in primary prevention of chronic diseases is relatively low: 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of high intensity exercise per week or a combination of the two...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119262/role-of-cardiac-pet-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Brian M Salata, Parmanand Singh
Early identification of atherosclerosis and at-risk lesions plays a critical role in reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease. While invasive coronary angiography serves as the gold standard for diagnosing coronary artery disease, non-invasive imaging techniques provide visualization of both anatomical and functional atherosclerotic processes prior to clinical presentation. The development of cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) has greatly enhanced our capability to diagnose and treat patients with early stages of atherosclerosis...
November 9, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118991/factors-increasing-the-risk-for-psychosocial-stress-among-korean-adults-living-in-rural-areas-using-generalized-estimating-equations-and-mixed-models
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Ju-Hyun Nam, Myeong-Seob Lim, Hyun-Kyeong Choi, Jae-Yeop Kim, Sung-Kyeong Kim, Sung-Soo Oh, Sang-Baek Koh, Hee-Tae Kang
Background: This study was conducted to analyze the distribution of the psychosocial well-being index among adults living in two rural communities in Korea and to examine its correlation with lifestyle variables such as sleep duration, regular exercise, and sedentary time. Methods: Using the cohort data of the Atherosclerosis Risk of a Rural Area Korean General Population, this study examined 3631 participants living in Wonju and Pyeongchang in Gangwon Province; their preliminary data were established from 2005 to 2007 while their follow-up data were collected 3 years later...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098626/micrornas-mediate-beneficial-effects-of-exercise-in-heart
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Yihua Bei, Lichan Tao, Dragos Cretoiu, Sanda Maria Cretoiu, Junjie Xiao
MicroRNAs (miRNAs, miRs), a group of small non-coding RNAs, repress gene expressions at posttranscriptional level in most cases and are involved in cardiovascular physiology and disease pathogenesis. Increasing evidence has proved that miRNAs are potential regulators of exercise induced cardiac growth and mediate the benefits of exercise in a variety of cardiovascular diseases. In this chapter, we will review the regulatory effects of miRNAs in cardiac adaptations to exercise, and summarize their cardioprotective effects against myocardial infarction, ischemia/reperfusion injury, heart failure, diabetic cardiomyopathy, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and pulmonary hypertension...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055403/ancient-roots-modern-applications-mindfulness-as-a-novel-intervention-for-cardiovascular-disease
#11
Gabriel Zieff
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been associated with chronic psychological stress. Unremittent psychological stress causes dysregulation of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and hypothalamic-pituitaryadrenal (HPA) axis, which collectively promotes inflammation, atherosclerosis, and subsequent CVD risk. Stress reduction techniques, such as mindfulness meditation, have been shown to improve some markers of HPA and SNS function at rest and in response to acute stressors, suggesting that such techniques, over time, may be cardioprotective...
October 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046974/stress-echocardiography-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Sothinathan Gurunathan, Roxy Senior
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Stress echocardiography (SE) is a well-established technique for the diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). This review article summarizes the status of SE in CAD, including testing protocols, clinical efficacy and current use of newer technologies: myocardial perfusion, strain imaging, three-dimensional echocardiography and adjunctive carotid ultrasonography. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent major findings in SE include the clinical value of myocardial perfusion imaging in multicentre studies, as well as when added to left ventricular (LV) wall motion assessment in clinical service...
October 18, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039835/-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-lower-extremity-atherosclerosis-during-standard-treatment-and-therapeutic-angiogenesis
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Yu V Chervyakov, O N Vlasenko
AIM: To compare the impact of standard conservative treatment (SCT) and its combination with therapeutic angiogenesis for 3 to 5 years on quality of life in patients with Stage II (according to the classification developed by A.V. Pokrovsky-Fontaine) lower extremity atherosclerosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 92 patients (69 men and 23 women) (mean age 65.2±7.7 years) were examined and divided into 2 groups of 46 people each. Only SCT (statins at an individually adjusted dose, antiaggregants, and graded exercise walking 3 to 5 km daily were used in Group 1; while Group 2 received SCT in combination with double injection of a plasmid-based VEGF165 gene drug (1...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022268/physical-exercise-is-a-potential-medicine-for-atherosclerosis
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Jian Yang, Richard Y Cao, Rongrong Gao, Qiongyao Mi, Qiying Dai, Fu Zhu
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been recognized as the number one killer for decades. The most well-known risk factor is atherosclerosis. Unlike the acuity of CVD, atherosclerosis is a chronic, progressive pathological change. This process involves inflammatory response, oxidative reaction, macrophage activity, and different interaction of inflammatory factors. Physical exercise has long been known as good for health in general. In recent studies, physical exercise has been demonstrated to be a therapeutic tool for atherosclerosis...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022266/cardiac-aging-benefits-of-exercise-nrf2-activation-and-antioxidant-signaling
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Madhusudhanan Narasimhan, Namakkal-Soorappan Rajasekaran
Cardiovascular dysfunction and heart failure associated with aging not only impairs the cardiac function but also the quality of life eventually decreasing the life expectancy of the elderly. Notably, cardiac tissue can prematurely age under certain conditions such as genetic mutation, persistent redox stress and overload, aberrant molecular signaling, DNA damage, telomere attrition, and other pathological insults. While cardiovascular-related morbidity and mortality is on the rise and remains a global health threat, there has been only little to moderate improvements in its medical management...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022256/the-effects-of-exercise-on-cardiovascular-biomarkers-new-insights-recent-data-and-applications
#16
Lin Che, Dong Li
The benefit of regular exercise or physical activity with appropriate intensity on improving cardiopulmonary function and endurance has long been accepted with less controversy. The challenge remains, however, quantitatively evaluate the effect of exercise on cardiovascular health due in part to the amount and intensity of exercise varies widely plus lack of effective, robust and efficient biomarker evaluation systems. Better evaluating the overall function of biomarker and validate biomarkers utility in cardiovascular health should improve the evidence regarding the benefit or the effect of exercise or physical activity on cardiovascular health, in turn increasing the efficiency of the biomarker on individuals with mild to moderate cardiovascular risk...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979778/association-between-normal-or-mildly-reduced-kidney-function-cardiovascular-risk-and-biomarkers-for-atherosclerosis-results-from-the-encore-trial
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Crystal C Tyson, Patrick J Smith, Andrew Sherwood, Stephanie Mabe, Alan L Hinderliter, James A Blumenthal
BACKGROUND: Moderate-to-severe kidney dysfunction is associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Gradations of normal or mildly reduced kidney function may also associate with ASCVD risk. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis using baseline data from the Exercise and Nutritional Interventions for Cardiovascular Health (ENCORE) trial. Participants were sedentary, overweight and obese adults with unmedicated pre-hypertension or Stage I hypertension and an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥60 mL/min/1...
October 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976393/-approach-to-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-the-elderly
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Ozan Onur Balkanay, Suat Nail Ömeroğlu
The prevalence of peripheral arterial disease, which usually develops on the basis of atherosclerosis and develops as a result of chronic arterial occlusive pathology, increases with age. Peripheral artery disease in the elderly patient population may be asymptomatic due to restrictive conditions associated with immobilization. Concurrent cerebrovascular disease and coronary artery disease risk and mortality rates are higher in elderly patients with peripheral artery disease. The life expectancy in patients with peripheral arterial disease is worse than in prostate cancer patients...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928671/aerobic-exercise-training-selectively-changes-oxysterol-levels-and-metabolism-reducing-cholesterol-accumulation-in-the-aorta-of-dyslipidemic-mice
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Guilherme Silva Ferreira, Paula R Pinto, Rodrigo T Iborra, Vanessa Del Bianco, Monique Fátima Mello Santana, Edna Regina Nakandakare, Valéria S Nunes, Carlos E Negrão, Sergio Catanozi, Marisa Passarelli
Background: Oxysterols are bioactive lipids that control cellular cholesterol synthesis, uptake, and exportation besides mediating inflammation and cytotoxicity that modulate the development of atherosclerosis. Aerobic exercise training (AET) prevents and regresses atherosclerosis by the improvement of lipid metabolism, reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) and antioxidant defenses in the arterial wall. We investigated in dyslipidemic mice the role of a 6-week AET program in the content of plasma and aortic arch cholesterol and oxysterols, the expression of genes related to cholesterol flux and the effect of the exercise-mimetic AICAR, an AMPK activator, in macrophage oxysterols concentration...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916241/relationship-of-echocardiographic-epicardial-fat-thickness-and-epicardial-fat-volume-by-computed-tomography-with-coronary-artery-calcification-data-from-the-caesar-study
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Byung Jin Kim, Jung Gyu Kang, Sung Ho Lee, Jong Young Lee, Ki Chul Sung, Bum Soo Kim, Jin Ho Kang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: No study has assessed the association between echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and computed tomography (CT)-based epicardial fat volume (EFV) and coronary artery calcification. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between EFT and EFV and coronary artery calcification. METHODS: Among the 2,299 individuals enrolled in the CArdiometabolic risk, Epicardial fat, and Subclinical Atherosclerosis Registry (CAESAR) study, 2,276 (1,851 men; mean age 45 ± 8...
September 12, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
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