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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645513/atrial-fibrillation-current-therapies
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Romain Pariaut
A rate control or a rhythm control strategy can be applied to the management of atrial fibrillation. Rate control of atrial fibrillation consists of decreasing the ventricular response rate by limiting the number of supraventricular impulses that can travel through the atrioventricular node. The goal of decreasing heart rate in dogs with atrial fibrillation is usually achieved with a combination of the calcium channel blocker diltiazem and digoxin. Rhythm control of atrial fibrillation encompasses pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic methods to terminate the arrhythmia and restore sinus rhythm...
June 20, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642712/investigations-into-the-sarcomeric-protein-and-ca-2-regulation-abnormalities-underlying-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-cats-felix-catus
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Andrew E Messer, Jasmine Chan, Alex Daley, O'Neal Copeland, Steven B Marston, David J Connolly
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common single gene inherited cardiomyopathy. In cats (Felix catus) HCM is even more prevalent and affects 16% of the outbred population and up to 26% in pedigree breeds such as Maine Coon and Ragdoll. Homozygous MYBPC3 mutations have been identified in these breeds but the mutations in other cats are unknown. At the clinical and physiological level feline HCM is closely analogous to human HCM but little is known about the primary causative mechanism. Most identified HCM causing mutations are in the genes coding for proteins of the sarcomere...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640039/levosimendan-prevents-and-reverts-right-ventricular-failure-in-experimental-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Mona Sahlholdt Hansen, Asger Andersen, Sarah Holmboe, Jacob Gammelgaard Schultz, Steffen Ringgaard, Ulf Simonsen, Chris Happé, Harm Jan Bogaard, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether chronic levosimendan treatment can prevent and revert right ventricular (RV) failure and attenuate pulmonary vascular remodelling in a rat model of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). METHODS AND RESULTS: PAH was induced in rats by exposure to SU5416 and hypoxia (SuHx). The rats were randomized to levosimendan (3 mg/kg/day) initiated before SuHx (n=10, PREV), levosimendan started 6 weeks after SuHx (n=12, REV), or vehicle treatment (n=10, VEH)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633398/a-novel-system-for-the-treatment-of-aortic-annular-dilation-an-ex-vivo-investigation
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Pallav Shah, Claudia Romagnoni, Michal Jaworek, Federico Lucherini, Monica Contino, Alan Menkis, Guido Gelpi, Gianfranco B Fiore, Carlo Antona, Riccardo Vismara
OBJECTIVES: The main reason for aortic repair failures is recurrent annular dilatation. The fibrous portion of left ventricular outflow tract dilates. A novel device was designed to tackle this problem. METHODS: The device consists of an internal ring applied at the aortic annulus plus an external flexible band at the level of the aortic root. The internal ring has a semi-rigid portion (40%, placed at ventriculo-arterial junction) and a flexible portion to allow it to conform along the curves of the non-coronary/right coronary leaflet and right coronary/left coronary leaflet commissures...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633270/surgical-correction-for-a-neonate-with-ebstein-s-anomaly-associated-with-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Ling-Yi Wei, Jin-Chung Shih, En-Ting Wu, Shyh-Jye Chen, Yih-Sharng Chen, Shu-Chien Huang
Ebstein's anomaly in combination with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is rare. We report a male infant with these combined anomalies who presented with severe cyanosis, heart failure, and respiratory distress after birth. Biventricular repair was successfully performed with 1-stage correction of his ventricular septal defect (VSD), right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) obstruction, and tricuspid regurgitation. The downward displaced tricuspid valve was also restored to the normal annulus position. The infant recovered well...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627693/renal-denervation-attenuates-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats-via-regulation-of-autophagy
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Jionghua Huang, He Huang, Wei Pan, Dejin Ou, Wenjun Dai, Yuhui Lin, Jinlei Wu, Wenjie Xie, Ximing Chen
It has been suggested that renal denervation (RD) may attenuate left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy. However, the role that autophagy serves in this process is currently unclear. In the present study, utilizing a model of hypertension‑induced cardiac hypertrophy in spontaneous hypertensive rats, it was demonstrated that RD was significantly associated with a reduction in LV hypertrophy. Furthermore, a decrease in the myocardial mRNA of hypertrophy‑associated genes was demonstrated in RD rats compared with sham controls...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625244/-establishment-of-porcine-model-of-prolonged-cardiac-arrest-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-electrically-induced-by-ventricular-fibrillation
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Cai Wen, Heng Li, Xiaozhu Zhai, Youde Ding, Huatao Zhou, Zhiming Ouyang, Zhengfei Yang, Longyuan Jiang, Wanchun Tang, Tao Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the optimal injury time point of cardiac arrest (CA) induced electrically, and establish a reproducible prolonged CA and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) model in pigs. METHODS: Forty healthy domestic male pigs were randomly divided into four groups, which were ventricular fibrillation (VF) 8, 10, 11, and 12 minutes groups, each group for 10 animals. In these groups, VF was induced by alternating current delivered to right ventricular endocardium and untreated for 8, 10, 11, and 12 minutes, respectively, followed by 6 minutes of CPR procedure...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610990/atrial-ventricular-differences-in-rabbit-cardiac-voltage-gated-na-currents-basis-for-atrial-selective-block-by-ranolazine
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Rachel E Caves, Hongwei Cheng, Stéphanie C Choisy, Hanne C Gadeberg, Simon M Bryant, Jules C Hancox, Andrew F James
BACKGROUND: Class 1 antiarrhythmic drugs are highly effective in restoring and maintaining sinus rhythm in atrial fibrillation patients but carry a risk of ventricular tachyarrhythmia. The anti-anginal agent, ranolazine, is a prototypic atrial-selective voltage-gated Na(+) channel blocker but the mechanisms underlying its atrial-selective action remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: The present study examined the mechanisms underlying the atrial-selective action of ranolazine...
June 10, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608320/chronic-treatment-with-prebiotics-probiotics-and-synbiotics-attenuated-cardiac-dysfunction-by-improving-cardiac-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-male-obese-insulin-resistant-rats
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Wannipa Tunapong, Nattayaporn Apaijai, Sakawdaurn Yasom, Pongpan Tanajak, Keerati Wanchai, Titikorn Chunchai, Sasiwan Kerdphoo, Sathima Eaimworawuthikul, Parameth Thiennimitr, Anchalee Pongchaidecha, Anusorn Lungkaphin, Wasana Pratchayasakul, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn
PURPOSE: In metabolic syndrome, the composition of gut microbiota has been disrupted, and is associated with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Several types of prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics have been shown to exert cardioprotection by restoring gut microbiota from dysbiosis and reducing systemic inflammation. However, the effects of prebiotics such as xylooligosaccharides (XOS); probiotics such as Lactobacillus paracasei STII01 HP4, and synbiotics on metabolic and LV function in obese insulin-resistant rats have not been investigated...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599831/alterations-in-cardiac-deformation-timing-of%C3%A2-contraction-and-relaxation-and-early-myocardial-fibrosis-accompany-the-apparent-recovery-of-acute-stress-induced-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-an-end-to-the-concept-of%C3%A2-transience
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Konstantin Schwarz, Trevor Ahearn, Janaki Srinivasan, Christopher J Neil, Caroline Scally, Amelia Rudd, Baljit Jagpal, Michael P Frenneaux, Cristina Pislaru, John D Horowitz, Dana K Dawson
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome is an increasingly recognized cause of chest pain and occasionally of cardiogenic shock. Despite rapid improvement of the left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction, recent registry data raise concerns about long-term prognosis. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that restoration of normal ejection fraction after acute takotsubo syndrome is not equivalent to full functional recovery. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with takotsubo syndrome (according to the Mayo Clinic criteria plus cardiac magnetic resonance imaging to exclude myocardial infarction) and 44 healthy control subjects of the same age, gender, and cardiovascular comorbidity distribution were prospectively recruited...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597772/right-ventricular-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-as-a-cause-of-death-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Yang Zhan, Barry Burstein, Ali O Abualsaud, Mohamed Nosair, Andrew M Hirsch, Lyda Lesenko, David Langleben
A 32-year-old woman with advanced idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), treated with oral tadalafil and intravenous epoprostenol, presented with typical angina pectoris of one day's duration. Her electrocardiogram, previously typical of pulmonary hypertension, revealed an acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the anterior precordial leads. She had a prior coronary angiogram, in preparation for lung transplantation, that revealed normal coronary arteries. Urgent coronary angiography showed acute occlusion of several acute marginal coronary branches that feed the right ventricle (RV)...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590038/effects-of-estrogen-and-cimicifuga-racemosa-on-the-cardiac-norepinephrine-pathway-of-ovariectomized-rats
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Yao Liu, Jing Zhang, Shuya Liu, Wenjuan Wang, Xing Chen, Hai Jiang, Junlei Li, Ke Wang, Wenpei Bai, Haicheng Zhang, Lihua Qin
This study aimed to investigate the effects of estrogen and Cimicifuga racemosa on the stellate ganglion, cardiac norepinephrine pathway, and Ca(2+) /calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMK II). Forty adult female Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups: SHAM, ovariectomized (OVX), ovariectomized with estrogen treatment (E2), and ovariectomized with Cimicifuga racemosa treatment (iCR). After 4 weeks of treatment, norepinephrine (NE) content was determined by high-performance liquid chromatography, and dopamine beta-hydroxylase (DBH) and norepinephrine transporter (NET) expression was detected by immunohistochemistry...
June 7, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584205/effects-of-surgical-ventricular-restoration-on-left-ventricular-shape-size-and-function-for-left-ventricular-anterior-aneurysm
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Yao Wang, Chang-Qing Gao, Gang Wang, Yan-Song Shen
BACKGROUND: Surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) has been performed to treat left ventricular (LV) aneurysm. However, there is limited analysis of changes in LV shape. This study aimed to evaluate the changes in LV shape induced by SVR and the effects of SVR on LV size and function for LV aneurysm. METHODS: Between April 2006 and March 2015, 18 patients with dyskinetic (dyskinetic group) and 12 patients with akinetic (akinetic group) postinfarction LV anterior aneurysm receiving SVR with the Dor procedure at Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital were enrolled in this study...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578259/the-protective-effects-of-compatibility-of-aconiti-lateralis-radix-praeparata-and-zingiberis-rhizoma-on-rats-with-heart-failure-by-enhancing-mitochondrial-biogenesis-via-sirt1-pgc-1%C3%AE-pathway
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Xiaohua Lu, Lu Zhang, Pengyan Li, Jiabo Wang, Ruisheng Li, Yinqiu Huang, Mingquan Wu, Houqin Zhou, Yang Li, Shizhang Wei, Kun Li, Haotian Li, Xuelin Zhou, Yanling Zhao, Xiaohe Xiao
Aconiti Lateralis Radix Praeparata ("Fuzi" in Chinese) in combination with Zingiberis Rhizoma ("Ganjiang" in Chinese) is commonly applied for the treatment of heart failure for thousands of years in China. However, its therapeutic mechanism is still poorly defined. This study aimed to investigate whether the compatibility of Fuzi and Ganjiang can protect rats with acute heart failure by enhancing mitochondrial biogenesis via Sirt1/PGC-1α signaling pathway. Hemodynamic parameters, including heart rate and left ventricular maximal rate of pressure rise and decline, were recorded in rats with acute heart failure induced by Propafenone hydrochloride...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575215/comparison-of-the-effects-of-selective-and-non-selective-his-bundle-pacing-on-cardiac-electrical-and-mechanical-synchrony
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Jinlong Zhang, Jianghong Guo, Xiaofeng Hou, Yao Wang, Zhiyong Qian, Kebei Li, Peibing Ge, Jiangang Zou
Aims: This study aimed to assess the acute effect of selective His bundle pacing (S-HBP), non-selective His bundle pacing (NS-HBP), and right ventricular septum pacing (RVSP) on electrical synchrony and left ventricular (LV) mechanical synchrony using electrocardiogram and phase analysis of gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). Methods and results: Totally 39 patients eligible for pacemaker were enrolled. Thirty-seven patients underwent successful His bundle pacing (HBP) including S-HBP in 23 and NS-HBP in 14 patients, respectively...
May 31, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558398/-guidelines-in-practice-the-new-s3-guideline-sleeping-disorders-sleep-related-abnormal-breathing
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Martin Gerlach, Bernd Sanner
Sleep related breathing disorders include central sleep apnea (CSA), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), sleep-related hypoventilation, and sleep-related hypoxia. These disorders are frequent and growing in clinical relevance. The related chapter of the S3 guideline "Non-restorative sleep/Sleep disorders", published by the German Sleep Society (DGSM), has recently been updated in November 2016. Epidemiology, diagnostics, therapeutic procedures, and classification of sleep related disorders have been revised. Concerning epidemiology, a considerably higher mortality rate among pregnant women with OSA has been emphasized...
May 30, 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546529/the-safety-of-electrical-cardioversion-under-the-control-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-inadequate-anticoagulation
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Joanna Zaprutko, Artur Baszko, Michał Michalak, Karol Kochman, Radosław Szymański, Jan Kłopocki, Anna Nowicka, Rafał Dankowski, Marek Michalski, Piotr Kałmucki, Andrzej Szyszka
INTRODUCTION    Restoring sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)/atrial flutter (AF) requires adequate oral anticoagulation (OAC) prior to direct current cardioversion (DCC). Some patients eligible for DCC are not properly anticoagulated. OBJECTIVES    Assessment of risk factors for thrombus and spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) in the left atrium (LA) as well as the safety profile of DCC under transesophageal echocardiography control (TEE) in patients with inadequate anticoagulation. PATIENTS AND METHODS    From the cohort of 316 patients admitted for DCC, 139 (age 63...
May 25, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542844/the-inward-rectifier-current-inhibitor-pa-6-terminates-atrial-fibrillation-and-does-not-cause-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-dedicated-goat-and-dog-models
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Yuan Ji, Rosanne Varkevisser, Dragan Opacic, Alexandre Bossu, Marion Kuiper, Jet D M Beekman, Sihyung Yang, Azinwi Phina Khan, Dobromir Dobrev, Niels Voigt, Michael Zhuo Wang, Sander Verheule, Marc A Vos, Marcel A G Van der Heyden
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Inward rectifier current (IK1 ) density increases in atrial fibrillation (AF), shortening effective refractory period and thus promotes atrial reentry. Pentamidine-Analogue 6 (PA-6) is a selective and potent IK1 inhibitor. We tested PA-6 for anti-AF efficacy and potential proarrhythmia, in established large animal models. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: PA-6 was applied i.v. in anaesthetized goats with rapid pacing induced AF and anaesthetized chronic AV block dogs...
May 24, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538666/melatonin-attenuates-pulmonary-hypertension-in-chronically-hypoxic-rats
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Ming Wai Hung, Hang Mee Yeung, Chi Fai Lau, Angela Ming See Poon, George L Tipoe, Man Lung Fung
Chronic hypoxia induces pulmonary hypertension and vascular remodeling, which are clinically relevant to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with a decreased level of nitric oxide (NO). Oxidative stress and inflammation play important roles in the pathophysiological processes in COPD. We examined the hypothesis that daily administration of melatonin (10 mg/kg) mitigates the pulmonary hypertension and vascular remodeling in chronically hypoxic rats. The right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) and the thickness of pulmonary arteriolar wall were measured from normoxic control, vehicle- and melatonin-treated hypoxic rats exposed to 10% O₂ for 14 days...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534086/neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-modulation-of-intracellular-ca-2-handling-overrides-fatty-acid-potentiation-of-cardiac-inotropy-in-hypertensive-rats
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Chun Li Jin, Ming Zhe Yin, Jin Chul Paeng, Seunggyun Ha, Jeong Hoon Lee, Peng Jin, Chun Zi Jin, Zai Hao Zhao, Yue Wang, Keon Wook Kang, Chae Hun Leem, Jong-Wan Park, Sung Joon Kim, Yin Hua Zhang
Cardiac neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is an important molecule that regulates intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis and contractility of healthy and diseased hearts. Here, we examined the effects of nNOS on fatty acid (FA) regulation of left ventricular (LV) myocyte contraction in sham and angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced hypertensive (HTN) rats. Our results showed that palmitic acid (PA, 100 μM) increased the amplitudes of sarcomere shortening and intracellular ATP in sham but not in HTN despite oxygen consumption rate (OCR) was increased by PA in both groups...
May 22, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
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