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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031174/dynamic-right-ventricular-outflow-obstruction-a-rare-cause-of-hypotension-during-anestesia-induction
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Maria Enrica Antoniucci, Christian Colizzi, Gabriella Arlotta, Maria Calabrese, Michele Corrado, Sergio Guarneri, Lorenzo Martinelli, Andrea Scapigliati, Roberto Zamparelli, Franco Cavaliere
INTRODUCTION: Dynamic obstruction of right ventricle outflow tract (RVOTO) is a rare condition that may acutely cause severe heart failure. It has been reported in some hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, after lung transplantation, and in some cases of hemodynamic instability after cardiopulmonary bypass. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 71-year-old man who developed severe hypotension during the induction of general anesthesia for surgical coronary revascularization...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029139/quantitative-deformation-analysis-differentiates-ischaemic-and-non-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-sub-group-analysis-of-the-vindicate-trial
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James R J Foley, Peter P Swoboda, Graham J Fent, Pankaj Garg, Adam K McDiarmid, David P Ripley, Bara Erhayiem, Tarique Al Musa, Laura E Dobson, Sven Plein, Klaus K Witte, John P Greenwood
Aims: To test the hypothesis that patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) have different torsion and strain parameters, and compare to healthy, age-matched controls. VINDICATE investigated efficacy of high-dose vitamin D on patients with heart failure (HF) secondary to left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction of any aetiology. It is important to differentiate ICM and NICM as treatment and prognosis varies significantly. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) reliably determines aetiology of HF and tissue tagging techniques are recognized as the reference standard measures of strain and torsion...
October 3, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029087/the-effect-of-sacubitril-valsartan-compared-to-olmesartan-on-cardiovascular-remodelling-in-subjects-with-essential-hypertension-the-results-of-a-randomized-double-blind-active-controlled-study
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Roland E Schmieder, Frank Wagner, Michael Mayr, Christian Delles, Christian Ott, Christian Keicher, Maja Hrabak-Paar, Tobias Heye, Solveig Aichner, Yasser Khder, Denise Yates, Diego Albrecht, Thomas Langenickel, Patrick Freyhardt, Rolf Janka, Jens Bremerich
Aims: Progressive aortic stiffening eventually leads to left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and heart failure if left untreated. Anti-hypertensive agents have been shown to reverse this to some extent. The effects of sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696), a dual-action angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), and neprilysin inhibitor, on arterial stiffness and LV remodelling have not been investigated. Methods and results: This was a randomized, multi-centre, double-blind, double-dummy, active-controlled, parallel group, study to compare the effects on cardiovascular remodelling of sacubitril/valsartan with those of olmesartan in patients with hypertension and elevated pulse pressure...
September 27, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028694/individualized-biventricular-epicardial-augmentation-technology-in-a-drug-induced-porcine-failing-heart-model
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Lasse Jagschies, Marc Hirschvogel, Jose Matallo, Andreas Maier, Karin Mild, Horst Brunner, Rabea Hinkel, Michael W Gee, Peter Radermacher, Stephen M Wildhirt, Sebastian Hafner
For treatment of advanced heart failure, current strategies include cardiac transplantation or blood-contacting pump technology associated with complications, including stroke and bleeding. This study investigated an individualized biventricular epicardial augmentation technology in a drug-induced porcine failing heart model. A total of 11 pigs were used, for the assessment of hemodynamics and cardiac function under various conditions of support pressures and support durations (n = 4), to assess device positioning and function by in vivo computer tomographic imaging (n = 3) and to investigate a minimally invasive implantation on the beating heart (n = 4)...
October 12, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027329/duration-of-chronic-heart-failure-affects-outcomes-with-preserved-effects-of-heart-rate-reduction-with-ivabradine-findings-from-shift
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Michael Böhm, Michel Komajda, Jeffrey S Borer, Ian Ford, Christoph Maack, Luigi Tavazzi, Aurélie Moyne, Karl Swedberg
AIMS: In heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction and sinus rhythm, heart rate reduction with ivabradine reduces the composite incidence of cardiovascular death and HF hospitalization. METHODS AND RESULTS: It is unclear whether the duration of HF prior to therapy independently affects outcomes and whether it modifies the effect of heart rate reduction. In SHIFT, 6505 patients with chronic HF (left ventricular ejection fraction of ≤35%), in sinus rhythm, heart rate of ≥70 b...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026702/apical-extrusion-of-intracanal-bacteria-with-single-file-and-multifile-rotary-instrumentation-systems
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Eshaghali Saberi, Shahram Shahraki Zahedani, Sediqe Ebrahimipour
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Instrumentation techniques may cause extrusion of microorganisms and their products into the periapical region resulting inflammation and treatment failure. The aim of this ex vivo study was comparing the apical bacterial extrusion in canals prepared with single file versus multiple file rotary systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-two human single-rooted mandibular first premolars were used. Endodontic access cavities were prepared, and root canals were contaminated with an Enterococcus faecalis (E...
September 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026696/the-effect-of-chlorhexidine-mixed-with-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-on-bacterial-leakage-of-apical-plug-in-simulated-immature-teeth-using-human-fresh-saliva
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Gholamhossein Ramezani, Sohrab Tour Savadkouhi, Sahar Sayahpour
OBJECTIVES: Apexification is a challenging treatment in necrotic open apices teeth and bacterial leakage is the main reason for the treatment failure. The aim of this study is to compare the effect of mixing mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) with chlorhexidine (CHX) on microbial leakage in apexification treatment of simulated immature teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, 44 intact central incisors were selected based on inclusion criteria. The coronal and 2 mm of apical part of the specimens were removed till all root segments were 12 mm long...
September 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025750/fludrocortisone-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-all-cause-hospitalizations-compared-with-midodrine-in-patients-with-orthostatic-hypotension
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Carlos G Grijalva, Italo Biaggioni, Marie R Griffin, Cyndya A Shibao
BACKGROUND: Orthostatic hypotension causes ≈80 000 hospitalizations per year in the United States. Treatments for orthostatic hypotension include fludrocortisone, a mineralocorticoid analog that promotes sodium reabsorption; and midodrine, an α-1 adrenergic agonist that is a direct vasoconstrictor. Although both medications are used to treat orthostatic hypotension, few studies have compared their relative safety. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared incidence rates of hospitalizations for all causes, and for congestive heart failure between users of fludrocortisone and users of midodrine in a retrospective cohort study of Tennessee Medicaid adult enrollees (1995-2009)...
October 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025547/contemporary-techniques-of-pericardiectomy-for-pericardial-disease
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REVIEW
Pouya Hemmati, Kevin L Greason, Hartzell V Schaff
Pericardiectomy is a potentially curative treatment for constrictive pericarditis. We use a median sternotomy and believe that adequate resection involves removal of the diaphragmatic pericardium and the anterior pericardium. Late outcomes depend on severity of right-sided heart failure preoperatively, the etiology of constrictive pericarditis, and adequate pericardial resection. Late results are excellent in patients with idiopathic disease or those with pericarditis secondary to prior cardiac operations. However, survival is reduced in those with radiation-induced constrictive pericarditis, primarily owing to additional secondary effects of radiation on cardiac valves, epicardial coronary arteries, and ventricular myocardium where fibrosis may cause associated restrictive cardiomyopathy...
November 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025323/cardiovascular-autonomic-responses-in-the-vcd-rat-model-of-menopause-effects-of-short-and-long-term-ovarian-failure
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Domitila A Huber, Darlan Bazilio, Flaviano Lorenzon, Sibele Sehnem, Lucas Pacheco, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, Fernanda B Lima
After menopause, hypertension elevates the risk of cardiac diseases, one of the major causes of women's morbidity. The gradual depletion of ovarian follicles in rats, induced by 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD), is a model for studying the physiology of menopause. 4-Vinylcyclohexene diepoxide treatment leads to early ovarian failure (OF) and a hormonal profile comparable to menopause in humans. We have hypothesized that OF can compromise the balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic tones of the cardiovascular system, shifting toward dominance of the former...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024474/heart-failure-following-blood-cancer-therapy-in-pediatric-and-adult-populations
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Julie Franzon, Narelle M Berry, Shahid Ullah, Vincent L Versace, Alexandra L McCarthy, John Atherton, David Roder, Bogda Koczwara, Douglas Coghlan, Robyn A Clark
AIM: The link between chemotherapy treatment and cardiotoxicity is well established, particularly for adults with blood cancers. However, it is less clear for children. This analysis aimed to compare the trajectory and mortality of children and adults who received chemotherapy for blood cancers and were subsequently hospitalized for heart failure. METHODS: Linked data from the Queensland Cancer Registry, Death Registry and Hospital Administration records for initial chemotherapy and later heart failure were reviewed (1996-2009)...
October 12, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024310/influence-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-race-on-the-relationship-between-intensive-blood-pressure-control-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-the-sprint-cohort
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Kathleen Dungan, Timothy E Craven, Kyaw Soe, Jackson T Wright, Jan Basile, William E Haley, Nancy R Kressin, Uzma Rani, Leonardo Tamariz, Jeff Whittle, Alan Wiggers, Kwame Osei
AIMS: To determine whether baseline metabolic syndrome (MetS) modifies the effect of intensive blood pressure control on cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, and whether effects varied by race/ethnicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed post-hoc analyses among Non-Hispanic Black (NHB), Non-Hispanic White (NHW), and Hispanic participants with and without MetS in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) randomized to a systolic blood pressure (SBP) target of less than 120 mm Hg (intensive group, N = 4544) or one less than 140 mm Hg (standard group, N = 4553)...
October 12, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024278/why-do-sglt2-inhibitors-reduce-heart-failure-hospitalization-a-differential-volume-regulation-hypothesis
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REVIEW
K Melissa Hallow, Gabriel Helmlinger, Peter J Greasley, John J V McMurray, David W Boulton
The effect of a sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor (SGLT2i) in reducing heart failure hospitalization in the EMPA-REG OUTCOMES trial has raised the possibility of using these agents to treat established heart failure. We hypothesize that osmotic diuresis induced by SGLT2 inhibition, a distinctly different diuretic mechanism than other diuretic classes, results in greater electrolyte-free water clearance, and ultimately in greater fluid clearance from the interstitial fluid (IF) space than from the circulation, potentially resulting in congestion relief with minimal impact on blood volume, arterial filling, and organ perfusion...
October 12, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023958/stroke-induced-chronic-systolic-dysfunction-driven-by-sympathetic-overactivity
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Michael Bieber, Rudolf A Werner, Edit Tanai, Ulrich Hofmann, Takahiro Higuchi, Kai Schuh, Peter U Heuschmann, Stefan Frantz, Oliver Ritter, Peter Kraft, Christoph Kleinschnitz
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac diseases are established risk factors for ischemic stroke incidence and severity. Conversely, there is increasing evidence that brain ischemia can cause cardiac dysfunction. The mechanisms underlying this neurogenic heart disease are incompletely understood. While it is established that ischemic stroke is associated with cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial damage, elevated cardiac enzymes and plasma catecholamines in the acute phase, nothing is known about the delayed consequences of ischemic stroke on cardiovascular function...
October 10, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023738/klf2-mediates-enhanced-chemoreflex-sensitivity-disordered-breathing-and-autonomic-dysregulation-in-heart-failure
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Noah J Marcus, Rodrigo Del Rio, Yanfeng Ding, Harold D Schultz
KEY POINTS: Enhanced carotid body chemoreflex activity contributes to development of disordered breathing patterns, autonomic dysregulation and increases in incidence of arrhythmia in animal models of reduced ejection fraction heart failure. Chronic reductions in carotid artery blood flow are associated with increased carotid body chemoreceptor activity. Krüppel-like Factor 2 (KLF2) is a shear stress-sensitive transcription factor that regulates the expression of enzymes which have previously been shown to play a role in increased chemoreflex sensitivity...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022745/real-world-adherence-to-oral-anticoagulant-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-in-china
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Xiao Xiang, Yaying Cao, Kexin Sun, Jing Song, Yaohua Tian, Qiongzhou Yin, Juan Juan, Yonghua Hu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Adherence to oral anticoagulants is crucial for the prevention of ischemic stroke in atrial fibrillation patients; however, evidence of oral-anticoagulant adherence from developing countries is still lacking. Our study aimed to evaluate the current situation and predictors of oral-anticoagulant adherence in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients in China. METHODS: Records of NVAF patients were obtained from a regional claims database...
October 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022506/autologous-cell-therapy-for-vascular-regeneration-the-role-of-proangiogenic-cells
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Vanessa Bianconi, Francesca Fallarino, Massimo Raffaele Mannarino, Francesco Bagaglia, Meisam Naeimi Kararoudi, Caterina Oriana Aragona, Rita Romani, Matteo Pirro
Autologous cell therapy represents a novel treatment option for vascular regeneration in different disease conditions. Both experimental and clinical studies indicate a therapeutic potential for different proangiogenic cells (PCs), including endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in the treatment of peripheral artery disease. A significant improvement of ischemic symptoms has been reported in different trials evaluating PCs for the treatment of critical limb ischemia. However, contrasting results from different meta-analyses question the efficacy of PC-based approaches on long-term outcomes, including amputation and survival...
October 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022270/exercise-training-in-pulmonary-hypertension-and-right-heart-failure-insights-from-pre-clinical-studies
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Daniel Moreira-Gonçalves, Rita Ferreira-Nogueira, Mário Santos, Ana Filipa Silva, Rita Ferreira, Adelino Leite-Moreira, José Alberto Duarte, Tiago Henriques-Coelho
Exercise training (ExT) is widely used for the prevention and treatment of several chronic cardiovascular diseases. However, only recently it started to be recognized as safe and beneficial in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Despite the consistency of its favorable effects on exercise tolerance and quality of life, the mechanisms underlying these meaningful clinical improvements remain unclear. Current studies emphasize the exercise-induced changes on skeletal muscle but the impact of ExT at the level of the pulmonary circulation and right ventricle should not be overlooked...
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/29022265/exercise-amaliorates-metabolic-disturbances-and-oxidative-stress-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-possible-underlying-mechanisms
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Ayman M Mahmoud
Cardiomyopathy is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus and occurs independently of coronary artery disease or hypertension. It manifests as systolic/diastolic dysfunction and hypertrophy of the left ventricle and can lead to heart failure. Hyperglycemia can trigger a series of maladaptive stimuli and result in cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis and reduced performance and contractility. The pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy is a multifactorial process that includes metabolic derangements such as increased oxidative stress, and altered non-oxidative glucose pathways and lipid metabolism...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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