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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648514/beneficial-impacts-of-regular-exercise-on-platelet-function-in-sedentary-older-adults-evidence-from-a-randomized-6-month-walking-trial
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Andrew Haynes, Matthew D Linden, Elisa Robey, Louise H Naylor, Philip N Ainslie, Kay L Cox, Nicola T Lautenschlager, Daniel J Green
Platelet activation, including the formation of monocyte platelet aggregates (MPAs), contributes to atherosclerosis, thrombus formation and acute coronary syndromes. Regular participation in exercise can lower cardiovascular risk, but little is known regarding the impact of exercise training on platelet function. We investigated the effect of 6 months of walking exercise on platelet function in sedentary older adults without significant cardiovascular disease. Twenty-seven participants were randomly allocated to 6 months of either: no-exercise (n=13) or 3 x 50 mins/wk of supervised centre-based walking (n=14)...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584915/interleukin-1-blockade-in-cardiovascular-diseases-a-clinical-update
#2
Leo F Buckley, Antonio Abbate
Interleukin-1 (IL-1) is the prototypical pro-inflammatory cytokine. IL-1 was implicated as a cardiodepressant factor in septic shock, and subsequent pre-clinical and clinical research has defined important roles for IL-1 in atherosclerosis, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and heart failure (HF). IL-1 promotes the formation of the atherosclerotic plaque and facilitates its progression and complication. In a large phase III clinical trial of stable patients with prior AMI, blocking IL-1 activity using a monoclonal antibody prevented recurrent atherothrombotic cardiovascular events...
March 23, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568273/regular-aerobic-resistance-and-cross-training-exercise-prevents-reduced-vascular-function-following-a-high-sugar-or-high-fat-mixed-meal-in-young-healthy-adults
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Emon K Das, Pui Y Lai, Austin T Robinson, Joan Pleuss, Mohamed M Ali, Jacob M Haus, David D Gutterman, Shane A Phillips
The postprandial state can negatively influence flow mediated dilation (FMD), a predictor of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. This investigation was designed to determine the effect of regular aerobic and/or resistance exercise on postprandial FMD after a high sugar or high fat mixed meal. Forty-five healthy participants were recruited from one of four groups: lean sedentary (SED), runners, weight lifters, and cross-trainers. Participants were randomly crossed over to a high sugar meal (HSM) and a high fat mixed meal (HFMM; both fat and carbohydrate)...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534238/targeting-epigenetic-dna-and-histone-modifications-to-treat-kidney-disease
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Miguel Fontecha-Barriuso, Diego Martin-Sanchez, Olga Ruiz-Andres, Jonay Poveda, Maria Dolores Sanchez-Niño, Lara Valiño-Rivas, Marta Ruiz-Ortega, Alberto Ortiz, Ana Belén Sanz
Epigenetics refers to heritable changes in gene expression patterns not caused by an altered nucleotide sequence, and includes non-coding RNAs and covalent modifications of DNA and histones. This review focuses on functional evidence for the involvement of DNA and histone epigenetic modifications in the pathogenesis of kidney disease and the potential therapeutic implications. There is evidence of activation of epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the AKI-to-CKD transition of diverse aetiologies, including ischaemia-reperfusion injury, nephrotoxicity, ureteral obstruction, diabetes, glomerulonephritis and polycystic kidney disease...
March 9, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519347/10-year-resource-utilization-and-costs-for-cardiovascular-care
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Leslee J Shaw, Abhinav Goyal, Christina Mehta, Joe Xie, Lawrence Phillips, Anita Kelkar, Joseph Knapper, Daniel S Berman, Khurram Nasir, Emir Veledar, Michael J Blaha, Roger Blumenthal, James K Min, Reza Fazel, Peter W F Wilson, Matthew J Budoff
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) imparts a heavy economic burden on the U.S. health care system. Evidence regarding the long-term costs after comprehensive CVD screening is limited. OBJECTIVES: This study calculated 10-year health care costs for 6,814 asymptomatic participants enrolled in MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis), a registry sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. METHODS: Cumulative 10-year costs for CVD medications, office visits, diagnostic procedures, coronary revascularization, and hospitalizations were calculated from detailed follow-up data...
March 13, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507857/importance-of-physical-capacity-and-the-effects-of-exercise-in-heart-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Marianne Yardley, Lars Gullestad, Kari Nytrøen
One of the most important prognostic factors in heart failure patients is physical capacity. Patients with very poor physical performance and otherwise eligible, may be listed as candidates for heart transplantation (HTx). After such surgery, life-long immunosuppression therapy is needed to prevent rejection of the new heart. The dark side of immunosuppression is the increased risk of infections, kidney failure, cancer and advanced atherosclerosis (cardiac allograft vasculopathy), with the two latter conditions as the main causes of later mortality...
February 24, 2018: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495958/renal-artery-dissection-in-a-patient-with-degenerative-scoliosis-a-rare-complication-caused-by-lumbar-vertebra-osteophyte
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Mehmet Beyazal, Münevver Serdaroglu Beyazal, Ekrem Kara, Hatice Beyazal Polat, Fatma Beyazal Çeliker, Şaban Ergene
Isolated spontaneous renal artery dissection (RAD) without known trauma is rare, and its etiology has not been determined. However, notable risk factors including hypertension, strenuous exercise, connective tissue disorders, atherosclerosis, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, and cocaine abuse have been reported. To the best of our knowledge, isolated RAD caused by lumbar vertebra osteophytes in patients with degenerative lumbar scoliosis has not been reported in the literature. In this article, we present a case of RAD caused by lumbar vertebra osteophyte in a patient with degenerative scoliosis and discuss the management of the disease...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472066/serum-levels-of-irisin-predict-short-term-outcomes-in-ischemic-stroke
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Huisheng Wu, Peipei Guo, Zhao Jin, Xinyi Li, Xin Yang, Chaoliang Tang, Yanlin Wang, Jianjuan Ke
OBJECTIVE: Irisin is a 112-amino acid peptide found in rat and human skeletal muscle after exercise. Previous studies had suggested that higher circulating irisin levels were associated with an increased risk of vascular atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we determined irisin levels in serum, and investigated their associations with functional outcomes in a 3-month follow-up study in Chinese patients with first-ever acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: From September 2015 to December 2016, consecutive first-ever AIS patients admitted to the Department of Emergency of our hospital were identified...
February 19, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459517/reduced-lung-function-and-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-in-japanese-men-the-shiga-epidemiological-study-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-sessa
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Ruriko Seto-Yukimura, Emiko Ogawa, Takashi Hisamatsu, Sayuki Torii, Akihiko Shiino, Kazuhiko Nozaki, Akira Fujiyoshi, Katsuyuki Miura, Yasutaka Nakano, Hirotsugu Ueshima
AIM: We aimed to investigate the association between reduced lung function and cerebral small vessel diseases via cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the cross-sectional study of the general Japanese population. METHODS: We recruited participants aged ≥40 years from the general population of a single city in Japan. We clarified the comorbidities and treatments, smoking habits, second-hand smoke exposure, current alcohol consumption, education level, exercise habits, and occupation...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458301/measurement-of-peripheral-blood-flow-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-methods-and-considerations
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Dereck L Salisbury, Rebecca Jl Brown, Ulf G Bronas, Laura N Kirk, Diane Treat-Jacobson
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a manifestation of generalized atherosclerosis which results in hemodynamic compromise of oxygen and substrate delivery to the lower extremity skeletal muscles. Hemodynamic assessments are vital in PAD diagnosis and in the evaluation of strategies aimed at treating claudication (i.e. exercise training, revascularization, and pharmacological agents). Venous occlusion plethysmography (VOP) is a century-old, non-invasive technique used to quantify limb blood flow and has been used to evaluate hemodynamic compromise in patients with PAD...
February 1, 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455788/presence-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-south-asian-immigrants
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Sunita Dodani, Gyanendra K Sharma
INTRODUCTION: South Asian Immigrants (SAIs) are the second fastest growing Asian immigrant population in the US, and at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes (diabetes) and coronary artery disease (CAD) than the general US population. OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine in SAIs the; 1) the prevalence of CAD risk factors in diabetics and non-diabetics; and b) the high possibility of CAD in diabetic SAIs. We also assessed the prevalence of sub-clinical CAD in both diabetics and non-diabetics SAIs using common carotid artery Intima-media thickness (CIMT) as a surrogate marker for atherosclerosis...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433015/effect-of-strenuous-exercise-on-mediators-of-inflammation-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Joanna Cwikiel, Ingebjørg Seljeflot, Eivind Berge, Ida Unhammer Njerve, Hilde Ulsaker, Harald Arnesen, Arnljot Flaa
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is considered a low-grade inflammatory disease. We aimed to identify effects of short-term strenuous exercise on mediators of systemic inflammation, endothelial and platelet activation in patients with angiographically verified CAD. We hypothesized that a more pronounced inflammatory response would be present in patients with CAD than in those without CAD. METHODS: In subjects with symptoms indicative of stable CAD, an exercise stress test on a bicycle ergometer was performed...
February 9, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416584/the-current-conditions-and-lifestyles-of-obese-university-students
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Natsumi Morito, Yasunori Suematsu, Rie Koyoshi, Yuhei Shiga, Takashi Kuwano, Atsushi Iwata, Kanta Fujimi, Akira Kawamura, Shin-Ichiro Miura
Background: The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in Japan remains high, and the onset becomes early. Studies on the current conditions and lifestyles of obese university students may support early interventions to achieve lifestyle modification. Methods and Results: The results of periodic health examinations in 32,262 first-year university students revealed that 2,036 (6.3%) were obese. We performed a more detailed examination in 221 of these obese students (165 males and 56 females, age 19 ± 1 years) with study agreement from 2014 to 2016...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415907/guidance-for-pediatric-familial-hypercholesterolemia-2017
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Mariko Harada-Shiba, Takao Ohta, Akira Ohtake, Masatsune Ogura, Kazushige Dobashi, Atsushi Nohara, Shizuya Yamashita, Koutaro Yokote
This paper describes consensus statement by Joint Working Group by Japan Pediatric Society and Japan Atherosclerosis Society for Making Guidance of Pediatric Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) in order to improve prognosis of FH.FH is a common genetic disease caused by mutations in genes related to low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor pathway. Because patients with FH have high LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) levels from the birth, atherosclerosis begins and develops during childhood which determines the prognosis...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414191/a-glance-at-the-therapeutic-potential-of-irisin-against-diseases-involving-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-an-introductory-review
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REVIEW
Hassan Askari, Sulail Fatima Rajani, Mansour Poorebrahim, Hamed Haghi-Aminjan, Ehsan Raeis-Abdollahi, Mohammad Abdollahi
Irisin is a hormone-like molecule mainly released by skeletal muscles in response to exercise. Irisin induces browning of the white adipose tissue and has been shown to regulate glucose and lipid homeostasis. Keeping its energy expenditure and metabolic properties in view, numerous studies have focused on its therapeutic potential for the treatment of metabolic disorders like obesity and type 2 diabetes. Recently, the anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic and anti-oxidative properties of irisin have received a great deal of attention of the scientific society...
January 29, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386202/six-year-changes-in-physical-activity-and-the-risk-of-incident-heart-failure-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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Roberta Florido, Lucia Kwak, Mariana Lazo, Vijay Nambi, Haitham M Ahmed, Sheila M Hegde, Gary Gerstenblith, Roger S Blumenthal, Christie M Ballantyne, Elizabeth Selvin, Aaron R Folsom, Josef Coresh, Chiadi E Ndumele
Background -Higher physical activity (PA) is associated with lower heart failure (HF) risk. However, the impact of changes in PA on HF risk is unknown. Methods -We evaluated 11,351 ARIC participants (mean age 60 years) who attended Visit 3 (1993-95) and did not have a history of cardiovascular disease. Exercise PA was assessed using a modified Baecke questionnaire and categorized according to American Heart Association guidelines as recommended, intermediate, or poor. We used Cox regression models to characterize the association of 6-year changes in PA between the first (1987-1989) and third ARIC visits and HF risk...
January 31, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379137/aerobic-exercise-for-a-duration-of-90%C3%A2-min-or-longer-per-week-may-reduce-the-atherogenic-index-of-plasma
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Shiwei Shen, Huajin Qi, Xingxian He, Yun Lu, Chengjian Yang, Feng Li, Ling Wang, Dongchang Qiang, Kedong Shui, Lin Zhou, Xiaofeng Weng, Zhenhai Shen, Liuxin Wu
The correlation between the weekly duration of aerobic exercise and atherogenic index of plasma (AIP) is still unknown. A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 27,827 middle-aged Chinese men who had health examinations in our hospital. The correlation between the duration of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise and AIP was determined. The mean AIP levels were 0.1166 ± 0.34475, 0.1167 ± 0.32637, and 0.0765 ± 0.32872 in the non-exercise (PA1), occasional exercise (PA2), and frequent exercise groups (PA3), respectively...
January 29, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374670/care-cr-cardiovascular-and-cardiorespiratory-adaptations-to-routine-exercise-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-a-study-protocol-for-a-community-based-controlled-study-with-criterion-methods
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Simon Nichols, Fiona Nation, Toni Goodman, Andrew L Clark, Sean Carroll, Lee Ingle
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) reduces all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). Much of this improvement has been attributed to the beneficial effects of structured exercise training. However, UK-based studies have not confirmed this. Improvements in survival and cardiovascular health are associated with concurrent improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). It is therefore concerning that estimated CRF improvements resulting from UK-based CR are approximately one-third of those reported in international literature...
January 27, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357096/associations-between-television-viewing-and-adiposity-among-south-asians
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Yichen Jin, Loretta DiPietro, Namratha R Kandula, Alka M Kanaya, Sameera A Talegawkar
OBJECTIVE: Sedentary behaviors related to television (TV) viewing are associated with adiposity; however, few investigations have focused on South Asians, an ethnicity particularly vulnerable to metabolic perturbations. This study examined the relationships between TV viewing and adiposity in a cohort of middle-aged and older South Asians. METHOD: Data were obtained from Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study (N = 906; mean age [standard deviation] = 55 [9...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306892/association-of-body-flexibility-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-japanese-middle-aged-men-a-cross-sectional-study
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Masataka Suwa, Takayuki Imoto, Akira Kida, Takashi Yokochi, Mitsunori Iwase, Kenji Kozawa
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the associations of body flexibility with carotid arterial remodelling, including intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque formation in middle-aged men. METHODS: The subjects of this cross-sectional study included 1354 Japanese men aged 35-59 years without histories of stroke or cardiac diseases. The arm extensibility test, which can estimate flexibility of the upper extremity (composed of shoulder external rotation and forearm supination), and the sit-and-reach test were performed...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Open
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