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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091942/all-trans-retinoic-acid-supplementation-prevents-cardiac-fibrosis-and-cytokines-induced-by-methylglyoxal
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Umadevi Subramanian, Devipriya Nagarajan
Methylglyoxal (MG), a metabolic intermediate of glycolysis is a precursor for endogeneous production of advanced glycation end-products. The increased production of MG have negative influence over the structure and function of different biomolecules and thus plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiac complications. Retinoic acid (RA), an active metabolite of vitamin A, has a major role in preventing cardiac remodeling and ventricular fibrosis. Hence, the objective of the present study was to determine whether rats administered with all-trans retinoic acid (RA) could attenuate MG induced pathological effects...
January 14, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091410/molecular-mechanisms-of-increased-heart-rate-in-shenxianshengmai-treated-bradycardia-rabbits
#2
Zhou-Ying Liu, Jian Huang, Na-Na Liu, Min Zheng, Tao Zhao, Bu-Chang Zhao, Yi-Min Wang, Jie-Lin Pu
BACKGROUND: The molecular mechanisms of Shenxianshengmai (SXSM), a traditional Chinese medicine, on bradycardia have been incompletely understood. The study tried to investigate the gene expression profile and proteomics of bradycardia rabbits' hearts after SXSM treatment. METHODS: Twenty-four adult rabbits were randomly assigned in four groups: sham, model, model plus SXSM treatment, and sham plus SXSM treatment groups. Heart rate was recorded in all rabbits. Then, total RNA of atria and proteins of ventricle were isolated and quantified, respectively...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076782/gfr%C3%AE-1-regulates-purkinje-cell-migration-by-counteracting-ncam-function
#3
Maria Christina Sergaki, Carlos F Ibáñez
During embryonic development of the cerebellum, Purkinje cells (PCs) migrate away from the ventricular zone to form the PC plate. The mechanisms that regulate PC migration are incompletely understood. Here, we report that the neurotrophic receptor GFRα1 is transiently expressed in developing PCs and loss of GFRα1 delays PC migration. Neither GDNF nor RET, the canonical GFRα1 ligand and co-receptor, respectively, contribute to this process. Instead, we found that the neural cell adhesion molecule NCAM is co-expressed and directly interacts with GFRα1 in embryonic PCs...
January 10, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073576/preoperative-right-ventricular-dysfunction-should-not-preclude-surgical-ventricular-restoration
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EDITORIAL
Constantine L Athanasuleas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073434/two-to-one-crtd-pacing-when-the-t-wave-and-the-p-wave-interact
#5
Hilmi Alnsasra, Moti Haim, Aref Alnsasra, Yuval Konstantino
We presented a unique phenomenon of 2:1 cardiac resynchronization therapy pacing due to T wave oversensing. Ultimately, by utilizing a unique feature of integrated bipolar sensing, we succeeded to eliminate the T wave oversensing signals, and restore 1:1 CRTD pacing. Importantly, this feature enabled us to overcome the T wave oversensing issue, without the need to decrease the ventricular sensitivity, which could potentially interfere with ventricular arrhythmia detection and appropriate shock delivery when required...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067255/serelaxin-treatment-reverses-vascular-dysfunction-and-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-a-mouse-model-of-type-1-diabetes
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Hooi Hooi Ng, Chen Huei Leo, Darnel Prakoso, Chengxue Qin, Rebecca H Ritchie, Laura J Parry
Serelaxin prevents endothelial dysfunction in the mouse aorta ex vivo and inhibits apoptosis in cardiomyocytes under acute hyperglycaemia. Less is known about the effects of serelaxin in an in vivo mouse model of diabetes. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis in streptozotocin (STZ)-treated mice that serelaxin is able to reverse diabetes-induced vascular dysfunction and cardiac remodelling. Mice were divided into citrate buffer + placebo, STZ + placebo and STZ + serelaxin (0.5 mg/kg/d, 2 weeks) groups...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055284/aspirin-attenuates-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-rats-by-suppressing-the-erk-mapk-pathway
#7
Hua Gao, Yuqing Cheng, Liguo Zong, Linian Huang, Chenchen Qiao, Wei Li, Beilei Gong, Junfeng Hu, Haitao Liu, Xiaojing Wang, Chengling Zhao
This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects of aspirin (ASA) and its potential mechanisms of action in monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in rats. PAH was induced in a rat model by a single intraperitoneal (IP) injection of MCT. Saline was injected in a control group. Two weeks following MCT injection, right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) were measured in six rats from each group to confirm establishment of a PAH model. The remaining MCT-treated rats were randomly allocated to receive IP injection of saline, ASA, or ERK1/2 inhibitor PD98059...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054895/concomitant-cabg-left-ventricular-restoration-and-mitral-valve-repair-for-ischemic-heart-disease
#8
Yin Zhaohua, Feng Wei, Xu Fei, Zhang Jiqiang, Du Junzhe, Song Yangwu
AIM: To evaluate the effects of combined coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), surgical left ventricular restoration (LVR), and mitral valve repair (MVP) in treating ischemic heart disease combined with mitral regurgitation; and to evaluate the different strategies of LVR and MVP. METHODS: From January 2001 to December 2015, 61 consecutive patients with left ventricular aneurysm and ischemic mitral regurgitation underwent concomitant CABG, LVR and MVP. We evaluated the clinical and echocardiographic outcomes of the patients...
6, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040767/endocardial-linear-infarct-exclusion-technique-for-infarcted-lateral-wall
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Hitoshi Yaku, Suguru Ohira, Sachiko Yamazaki, Kiyoshi Doi, Hidetake Kawajiri, Kazuki Morimoto, Satoshi Numata
We report a novel method of surgical ventricular restoration for an infarcted lateral wall: the endocardial linear infarct exclusion technique. First, transmural ventriculotomy is performed at the centre of the scar longitudinally along the coronary artery. Second, the inner layer is sutured in a longitudinal direction with 4-0 polypropylene continuous sutures to approximate the border between the normal and infarcted myocardium. Finally, the outer layer is closed with a combination of interrupted buttress and continuous over-and-over sutures with outer felt reinforcement...
December 31, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039940/epac-rap1-activated-mesenchymal-stem-cells-improve-cardiac-function%C3%A2-in-rat-model-of-myocardial-infarction
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Irfan Khan, Anwar Ali, Muhammad Aleem Akhter, Nadia Naeem, Maqsood Ahmed Chotani, Hana'a Iqbal, Nurul Kabir, Mehnaz Atiq, Asmat Salim
INTRODUCTION: Rap1, a member of Ras superfamily of small GTP-binding proteins, is involved in cardiovascular biology in numerous ways. It is an evolutionary conserved regulator of adhesion, polarity, differentiation and growth. AIMS: Our aim was to analyze Rap1 activated rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for their potential role in adhesion and cardiac differentiation. METHODS: Myocardial infarction (MI) was produced in Sprague Dawley (SD) rats through occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery...
December 31, 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033201/right-ventricular-failure-post-lvad-implantation-corrected-with-biventricular-support-an-in-vitro-model
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Sajad Shehab, Sabine M Allida, Patricia M Davidson, Phillip J Newton, Desiree Robson, Paul C Jansz, Christopher S Hayward
Right ventricular failure after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is associated with high mortality. Management remains limited to pharmacologic therapy and temporary mechanical support. Delayed right ventricular assist device (RVAD) support after LVAD implantation is associated with poorer outcomes. With the advent of miniaturized, durable, continuous flow ventricular assist device systems, chronic RVAD and biventricular assist device (BiVAD) support has been used with some success. The purpose of this study was to assess combined BiVAD and LVAD with delayed RVAD support within a four-elemental mock circulatory loop (MCL) simulating the human cardiovascular system...
January 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025026/hyperdynamic-right-heart-function-in-graves-hyperthyroidism-measured-by-echocardiography-normalises-on-restoration-of-euthyroidism
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Stephanie L Teasdale, Warrick J Inder, Michael Stowasser, Tony Stanton
BACKGROUND: Graves' hyperthyroidism commonly causes tachycardia and may result in pulmonary hypertension and high output cardiac failure. There is limited information regarding the effect of treatment on cardiac function measured using modern echocardiographic techniques. METHODS: Eight individuals with Graves' hyperthyroidism, aged 22-64 years, underwent comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography at three time points: before treatment, two weeks after commencement of carbimazole, and at six months or more when euthyroid...
November 19, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007060/mechanical-circulatory-support-of-the-fontan-patient
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REVIEW
Ronald K Woods, Nancy S Ghanayem, Michael E Mitchell, Steven Kindel, Robert A Niebler
Because of the inadequacies inherent to a circulation supported by a single ventricle, many Fontan patients will experience failure of their circulation. To date, there is no medical regimen that reliably and consistently restores circulatory function in these patients. Because of the shortage of donor organs and the fact that many of these patients present with features that either preclude or render heart transplantation a high risk, there is an intense need to better understand how mechanical circulatory support (MCS) may benefit these patients...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997746/autophagy-an-adaptive-physiological-countermeasure-to-cellular-senescence-and-ischaemia-reperfusion-associated-cardiac-arrhythmias
#14
REVIEW
Istvan Lekli, David Donald Haines, Gyorgy Balla, Arpad Tosaki
Oxidative stress placed on tissues that involved in pathogenesis of a disease activates compensatory metabolic changes, such as DNA damage repair that in turn causes intracellular accumulation of detritus and 'proteotoxic stress', leading to emergence of 'senescent' cellular phenotypes, which express high levels of inflammatory mediators, resulting in degradation of tissue function. Proteotoxic stress resulting from hyperactive inflammation following reperfusion of ischaemic tissue causes accumulation of proteinaceous debris in cells of the heart in ways that cause potentially fatal arrhythmias, in particular ventricular fibrillation (VF)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995696/prevention-of-the-development-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-by-the-phosphodiesterase-5a-inhibitor-vardenafil-in-rats-with-type-2-diabetes
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Csaba Mátyás, Balázs T Németh, Attila Oláh, Marianna Török, Mihály Ruppert, Dalma Kellermayer, Bálint A Barta, Gábor Szabó, Gábor Kökény, Eszter M Horváth, Beáta Bódi, Zoltán Papp, Béla Merkely, Tamás Radovits
AIMS: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) has a great epidemiological burden. The pathophysiological role of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signalling has been intensively investigated in HFpEF. Elevated levels of cGMP have been shown to exert cardioprotective effects in various cardiovascular diseases, including diabetic cardiomyopathy. We investigated the effect of long-term preventive application of the phosphodiesterase-5A (PDE5A) inhibitor vardenafil in diabetic cardiomyopathy-associated HFpEF...
December 19, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986659/differential-effects-of-mas-receptor-deficiency-on-cardiac-function-and-blood-pressure-in-obese-male-and-female-mice
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Yu Wang, Robin Shoemaker, David Powell, Wen Su, Sean E Thatcher, Lisa A Cassis
Angiotensin-1-7 (Ang-(1-7)) acts at Mas receptors (MasR) to oppose effects of angiotensin II (AngII). Previous studies demonstrated that protection of female mice from obesity-induced hypertension was associated with increased systemic Ang-(1-7), while male obese hypertensive mice exhibited increased systemic AngII. We hypothesized that MasR deficiency (MasR(-/-)) augments obesity-induced hypertension in males and abolishes protection of females. Male and female wild-type (MasR(+/+)) and MasR (-/-) mice were fed a low fat (LF) or high fat (HF) diet for 16 weeks...
December 16, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978950/gene-therapy-with-angiotensin-1-9-preserves-left-ventricular-systolic-function-after-myocardial-infarction
#17
Caroline Fattah, Katrin Nather, Charlotte S McCarroll, Maria P Hortigon-Vinagre, Victor Zamora, Monica Flores-Munoz, Lisa McArthur, Lorena Zentilin, Mauro Giacca, Rhian M Touyz, Godfrey L Smith, Christopher M Loughrey, Stuart A Nicklin
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin-(1-9) [Ang-(1-9)] is a novel peptide of the counter-regulatory axis of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system previously demonstrated to have therapeutic potential in hypertensive cardiomyopathy when administered via osmotic mini-pump. Here, we investigate whether gene transfer of Ang-(1-9) is cardioprotective in a murine model of myocardial infarction (MI). OBJECTIVES: The authors evaluated effects of Ang-(1-9) gene therapy on myocardial structural and functional remodeling post-infarction...
December 20, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943062/longitudinal-function-and-ventricular-dyssynchrony-are-restored-in-children-with-pulmonary-stenosis-after-percutaneous-balloon-pulmonary-valvuloplasty
#18
Ragab A Mahfouz, Tamer M Moustafa, Mohammad Gouda, Marwa Gad
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty on longitudinal ventricular dysfunction and cardiac dyssynchrony in children with congenital moderately severe pulmonary stenosis (PS). Forty-eight children with congenital moderately severe valvular pulmonary stenosis and 36 age-matched normal children were included. Successful percutaneous balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty was performed for children with PS. Longitudinal Cardiac function and myocardial synchrony was assessed by echocardiography with tissue Doppler imaging (TDI)...
December 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942491/technical-aspects-of-robotic-posterior-mitral-valve-leaflet-repair
#19
REVIEW
Hoda Javadikasgari, Rakesh M Suri, Tomislav Mihaljevic, Stephanie Mick, A Marc Gillinov
Posterior mitral valve leaflet repair is safe, effective and durable and can be performed through conventional sternotomy or by using minimally invasive thoracoscopic or robotic-assisted approaches. Triangular resection with ventricularization, quadrangular resection with sliding or folding leaflet reconstruction, neochordae implantation and edge-to-edge leaflet repair are different techniques for eliminating the prolapsing mitral leaflet segment and restoring normal leaflet coaptation. Recent studies have demonstrated that minimally invasive approaches are associated with a reduced risk of postoperative complications, shorter hospital stay and improved cosmetic outcomes when compared to conventional sternotomy...
November 2016: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915452/chronic-enalapril-treatment-increases-transient-outward-potassium-current-in-cardiomyocytes-isolated-from-right-ventricle-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#20
Luiz Fernando Rodrigues Junior, Ana Carolina de Azevedo Carvalho, Enildo Broetto Pimentel, José Geraldo Mill, José Hamilton Matheus Nascimento
It has been well established that chronic pressure overload resulting from hypertension leads to ventricular hypertrophy and electrophysiological remodeling. The transient outward potassium current (I to) reduction described in hypertensive animals delays ventricular repolarization, leading to complex ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. Antihypertensive drugs, as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi), can restore I to and reduce the incidence of arrhythmic events. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the differential effects of long-term treatment with ACEi or direct-acting smooth muscle relaxant on the I to of left and right ventricle myocytes of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR)...
December 3, 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
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