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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319168/targeting-chronic-cardiac-remodeling-with-cardiac-progenitor-cells-in-a-murine-model-of-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Janine C Deddens, Dries A Feyen, Peter-Paul Zwetsloot, Maike A Brans, Sailay Siddiqi, Linda W van Laake, Pieter A Doevendans, Joost P Sluijter
BACKGROUND: Translational failure for cardiovascular disease is a substantial problem involving both high research costs and an ongoing lack of novel treatment modalities. Despite the progress already made, cell therapy for chronic heart failure in the clinical setting is still hampered by poor translation. We used a murine model of chronic ischemia/reperfusion injury to examine the effect of minimally invasive application of cardiac progenitor cells (CPC) in cardiac remodeling and to improve clinical translation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302294/a-test-in-context-e-a-and-e-e-to-assess-diastolic-dysfunction-and-lv-filling-pressure
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REVIEW
Sumeet S Mitter, Sanjiv J Shah, James D Thomas
Diastolic dysfunction represents a combination of impaired left ventricular (LV) relaxation, restoration forces, myocyte lengthening load, and atrial function, culminating in increased LV filling pressures. Current Doppler echocardiography guidelines recommend using early to late diastolic transmitral flow velocity (E/A) to assess diastolic function, and E to early diastolic mitral annular tissue velocity (E/e') to estimate LV filling pressures. Although both parameters have important diagnostic and prognostic implications, they should be interpreted in the context of a patient's age and the rest of the echocardiogram to describe diastolic function and guide patient management...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295341/exercise-training-reverses-age-induced-diastolic-dysfunction-and-restores-coronary-microvascular-function
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Kazuki Hotta, Bei Chen, Bradley J Behnke, Payal Ghosh, John N Stabley, Jeremy A Bramy, Jaime L Sepulveda, Michael D Delp, Judy M Muller-Delp
The risk for diastolic dysfunction increases with advancing age. Regular exercise training ameliorates age-related diastolic dysfunction; however, the underlying mechanisms have not been identified. We investigated whether 1) microvascular dysfunction contributes to the development of age-related diastolic dysfunction, and 2) initiation of late-life exercise training reverses age-related diastolic and microvascular dysfunction. Young and old rats underwent 10 weeks of exercise training or remained as sedentary, cage-controls...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290856/-chronic-heart-failure-with-preserved-systolic-function-and-reversible-dilatation-of-cardiac-chambers
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O V Blagova, S V Volkov, A V Nedostup, A O Korobkov, I V Mostovoy, N G Sergushina, N V Gagarina, E A Mershina
Diagnosis of dilation (D) cardiomyopathy (CMP) requires exclusion not only of inflammatory and genetically determined forms but also of some rare diseases. This 51 year old patient with history of moderate arterial hypertension approached a cardiologist because of new onset atrial fibrillation and dyspnea. Echocardiography detected dilation of all cardiac chambers with relatively preserved ejection fraction, causing suspicion of DCMP. Among conditions excluded were coronary atherosclerosis, congenital heart defect with left to right shunt, primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, hypertensive heart, tachycardia induced CMP, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, noncompaction myocardium...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289072/downregulation-of-mir-15a-b-accelerates-fibrotic-remodelling-in-the-type-2-diabetic-human-and-mouse-heart
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Shruti Rawal, Pujika Emani Munasinghe, Prashanth Thevakar, Jason Kar Sheng Lew, Gregory T Jones, Michael Ja Willams, Philip Davis, Richard W Bunton, Ivor F Galvin, Patrick Manning, Regis R Lamberts, Rajesh G Katare
AIM: Myocardial fibrosis is a well established cause of increased myocardial stiffness and subsequent diastolic dysfunction in the diabetic heart. The molecular regulators that drive the process of fibrotic events in the diabetic heart are still unknown. We determined the role of the microRNA (miR)-15 family in fibrotic remodelling of the diabetic heart. METHODS AND RESULTS: Right atrial appendage (RAA) and left ventricular (LV) biopsy tissues collected from diabetic and non-diabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery showed significant downregulation of miR-15a and -15b...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287621/restoring-the-impaired-cardiac-calcium-homeostasis-and-cardiac-function-in-iron-overload-rats-by-the-combined-deferiprone-and-n-acetyl-cysteine
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Suwakon Wongjaikam, Sirinart Kumfu, Juthamas Khamseekaew, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn
Intracellular calcium [Ca(2+)]i dysregulation plays an important role in the pathophysiology of iron overload cardiomyopathy. Although either iron chelators or antioxidants provide cardioprotection, a comparison of the efficacy of deferoxamine (DFO), deferiprone (DFP), deferasirox (DFX), N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) or a combination of DFP plus NAC on cardiac [Ca(2+)]i homeostasis in chronic iron overload has never been investigated. Male Wistar rats were fed with either a normal diet or a high iron (HFe) diet for 4 months...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285861/cardioprotective-effect-of-nicorandil-against-myocardial-injury-following-cardiac-arrest-in-swine
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Li-Ning Liang, Xia Zhong, Yi Zhou, Zhi-Qiang Hou, Hao-Ran Hu, Fang-Fang Zhu, Ji-Bin Chen, Xian-Fei Ji, De-Ya Shang
INTRODUCTION: Nicorandil, a vasodilatory drug used to treat angina, was reported to protect against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in various animal models. However, its cardioprotective action following cardiac arrest is unknown. We examined the cardioprotective effects of nicorandil in a porcine model of cardiac arrest and resuscitation. METHODS: Ventricular fibrillation was induced electrically for 4min in anesthetized domestic swine, followed by cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283374/outcomes-after-a-left-anterior-descending-artery-endarterectomy-in-advanced-coronary-artery-disease
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Charalampos Katselis, George Samanidis, Anastasia Papasotiriou, George Karatasakis, Ioannis Nenekidis, Eftichia Demerouti, Theofani Antoniou, Konstantinos Perreas
BACKGROUND: Coronary endarterectomy albeit infrequently utilized remains a pivotal treatment modality for advanced atherosclerotic heart disease. Benefits of coronary endarterectomy are explored in terms of better mid-term survival, freedom of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events and improved left ventricular ejection fraction. METHODS: 50 patients with coronary artery disease including extensive diffuse LAD disease underwent a left anterior descending artery endarterectomy with coronary by-pass grafting and left internal mammary artery as conduit between 2006 and 2014...
February 21, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281660/dpp-4-inhibitor-and-estrogen-share-similar-efficacy-against-cardiac-ischemic-reperfusion-injury-in-obese-insulin-resistant-and-estrogen-deprived-female-rats
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Sivaporn Sivasinprasasn, Pongpan Tanajak, Wanpitak Pongkan, Wasana Pratchayasakul, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn
Estrogen deprivation aggravates cardiac injury after myocardial ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury. Although either estrogen or the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, vildagliptin, reduces myocardial damage following cardiac I/R, their effects on the heart in obese-insulin resistant and estrogen deprived conditions remain unknown. Ovariectomized (O) rats (n = 36) were divided to receive either normal diet (NDO) or high-fat diet (HFO) for 12 weeks, followed by treatment with a vehicle, estrogen or vildagliptin for 4 weeks...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276870/renal-sympathetic-denervation-for-treatment-of-patients-with-heart-failure-summary-of-the-available-evidence
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Wail Nammas, Juhani Koistinen, Tuomas Paana, Pasi P Karjalainen
Heart failure syndrome results from compensatory mechanisms that operate to restore - back to normal - the systemic perfusion pressure. Sympathetic overactivity plays a pivotal role in heart failure; norepinephrine contributes to maintenance of the systemic blood pressure and increasing preload. Cardiac norepinephrine spillover increases in patients with heart failure; norepinephrine exerts direct toxicity on cardiac myocytes resulting in a decrease of synthetic activity and/or viability. Importantly, cardiac norepinephrine spillover is a powerful predictor of mortality in patients with moderate to severe HF...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262288/tricuspid-regurgitation-is-uncommon-after-mitral-valve-repair-for-degenerative-diseases
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Tirone E David, Carolyn M David, Chun-Po S Fan, Cedric Manlhiot
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and effects of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) after surgery for mitral valve (MV) repair for mitral regurgitation (MR) due to degenerative disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined 1171 patients who had MV repair and were followed prospectively with periodical clinical and echocardiographic assessments during a mean of 9.1 ± 5.3 years. Patients' mean age was 58.2 ± 12.7 years, and 70.5% were men. Preoperatively, 44.6% were in functional classes III and IV, 20...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256604/hydraulic-forces-contribute-to-left-ventricular-diastolic-filling
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Elira Maksuti, Marcus Carlsson, Håkan Arheden, Sándor J Kovács, Michael Broomé, Martin Ugander
Myocardial active relaxation and restoring forces are known determinants of left ventricular (LV) diastolic function. We hypothesize the existence of an additional mechanism involved in LV filling, namely, a hydraulic force contributing to the longitudinal motion of the atrioventricular (AV) plane. A prerequisite for the presence of a net hydraulic force during diastole is that the atrial short-axis area (ASA) is smaller than the ventricular short-axis area (VSA). We aimed (a) to illustrate this mechanism in an analogous physical model, (b) to measure the ASA and VSA throughout the cardiac cycle in healthy volunteers using cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, and (c) to calculate the magnitude of the hydraulic force...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248409/immediate-and-long-term-outcomes-of-percutaneous-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-implantation
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Roland Fiszer, Paweł Dryżek, Małgorzata Szkutnik, Sebastian Góreczny, Alexandra Krawczuk, Jadwiga Moll, Tomasz Moszura, Szymon Pawlak, Jacek Białkowski
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) has become an alternative to heart surgery for patients after previous right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) or pulmonary artery (PA) surgical interventions. The objective was to present immediate and long-term outcomes of transcutaneous pulmonary valve replacement. METHODS: Between 06/2009 and 06/2016, 46 patients underwent TPVR. Initial diagnoses included tetralogy of Fallot, common arterial trunk, transposition of great arteries post Rastelli correction, left ventricle outflow obstruction after Ross operation, pulmonary atresia, and isolated dysplastic pulmonary valve stenosis...
March 1, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242257/exendin-4-inhibits-structural-remodeling-and-improves-ca-2-homeostasis-in-rats-with-heart-failure-via-the-glp-1-receptor-through-the-enos-cgmp-pkg-pathway
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Jingjing Chen, Dandan Wang, Fangai Wang, Shaobo Shi, Yuting Chen, Bo Yang, Yanhong Tang, Congxin Huang
The glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonist exendin-4 is a long-acting analog of GLP-1, which stimulates insulin secretion and is clinically used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have demonstrated that GLP-1 agonists and analogs serve as cardioprotective factors in various conditions. Disturbances in calcium cycling are characteristic of heart failure (HF); therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of exendin-4 (a GLP-1 mimetic) on the regulation of calcium handling and to identify the underlying mechanisms in an HF rat model after myocardial infarction (MI)...
February 24, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240435/ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-defibrillators-triggers-treatment-and-implications
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Mark S Link, Katy Bockstall, Jonathan Weinstock, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali, Christopher Semsarian, N A Mark Estes, Paolo Spirito, Tammy S Haas, Ethan J Rowin, Martin S Maron, Barry J Maron
INTRODUCTION: Triggers and ICD interventions of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) offers insight into mechanisms and treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS: Intracardiac ICD electrograms from 71 HCM patients in the HCM I and II studies were analyzed by 3 individuals. Rhythms were defined as VF (polymorphic ventricular arrhythmia), VT (monomorphic ventricular tachycardia), and ventricular flutter (VFL) (VT ≥ 240 bpm). Physical activity and rhythm preceding the arrhythmia were ascertained...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236161/percutaneous-ventricular-restoration-with-a-partitioning-device-for-ischemic-heart-failure-treatment
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REVIEW
Bishnu P Dhakal, Guilherme H Oliveira
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Percutaneous ventricular restoration with a ventricular partitioning device (VPD) is a novel minimally invasive procedure designed to restore the left ventricular (LV) shape by isolating the infarcted and aneurysmal LV apex from remainder of the cavity in heart failure patients with severely reduced LV ejection fraction. In this review, we perform an in-depth analysis of the design and purpose of the VPD and review the available clinical data, with special attention to hemodynamics, outcomes, and complications...
April 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213473/central-role-of-t-helper-17-cells-in-chronic-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
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Levi D Maston, David T Jones, Wieslawa Giermakowska, Tamara A Howard, Judy L Cannon, Wei Wang, Yongyi Wei, Weimin Xuan, Thomas C Resta, Laura V Gonzalez Bosc
RATIONALE: Inflammation is a prominent pathologic feature in pulmonary arterial hypertension as demonstrated by pulmonary vascular infiltration of inflammatory cells, including T and B lymphocytes. However, the contribution of the adaptive immune system is not well characterized in pulmonary hypertension caused by chronic hypoxia. CD4(+) T cells are required for initiating and maintaining inflammation, suggesting these cells could play an important role in the pathogenesis of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210509/recurrence-of-postoperative-stress-induced-cardiomyopathy-resulting-from-status-epilepticus
#18
Grant A Miller, Yousef M Ahmed, Nicki S Tarant
Introduction. Classically, stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SIC), also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, displays the pathognomonic feature of reversible left ventricular apical ballooning without coronary artery stenosis following stressful event(s). Temporary reduction in ejection fraction (EF) resolves spontaneously. Variants of SIC exhibiting mid-ventricular regional wall motion abnormalities have been identified. Recent case series present SIC as a finding in association with sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP)...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209460/pharmacologic-cardioversion-with-intravenous-amiodarone-is-likely-safe-in-neurocritically-ill-patients
#19
Michael Su, David Seki, Asma M Moheet
Neurological injury is often associated with cardiac abnormalities, including electrophysiological issues. Cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation (<48h' duration) without anticoagulation carries about a 0.7% risk of thromboembolism. There is limited data on managing acute atrial fibrillation specifically in the neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU) setting. We sought to determine the safety of using intravenous (IV) amiodarone for restoring sinus rhythm in patients with presumed new onset atrial or ventricular tachycardia after neurological injury...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194824/left-intraventricular-pressure-gradients-improvement-after-aortic-valve-replacement-in-aortic-stenosis-patients
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Miguel Guerra, Pedro Mendes-Ferreira, Rui Adão, Eulália Pereira, Manuela Vieira, André P Lourenço, Carmen Brás-Silva, Pedro Bastos, Luís Vouga, Adelino F Leite-Moreira
The present study was conducted to characterize left intraventicular pressure gradients, a marker of normal cardiac function, in patients with severe aortic stenosis, a condition which interferes with ventricular filling and emptying. In 10 patients (4 male; mean age 71.3 ± 4.8 years old) undergoing aortic valve replacement, 2 high-fidelity pressure catheters were inserted inside the left ventricle cavity through an apical puncture and positioned in the apex and outflow-tract below the aortic valve. Pressures were continuously acquired and gradients were calculated as apical minus outflow-tract pressure, before and immediately after aortic valve replacement...
February 14, 2017: Experimental Physiology
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