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Atrial natriuretic factor

Hooman Kamel, Traci M Bartz, Mitchell S V Elkind, Peter M Okin, Evan L Thacker, Kristen K Patton, Phyllis K Stein, Christopher R deFilippi, Rebecca F Gottesman, Susan R Heckbert, Richard A Kronmal, Elsayed Z Soliman, W T Longstreth
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Emerging evidence suggests that an underlying atrial cardiopathy may result in thromboembolism before atrial fibrillation (AF) develops. We examined the association between various markers of atrial cardiopathy and the risk of ischemic stroke. METHODS: The CHS (Cardiovascular Health Study) prospectively enrolled community-dwelling adults ≥65 years of age. For this study, we excluded participants diagnosed with stroke or AF before baseline...
March 13, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Tongliang Ma, Decai Zhu, Duoxue Chen, Qiaoyun Zhang, Huifang Dong, Wenwu Wu, Huihe Lu, Guangfu Wu
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of sulforaphane (SFN), a natural isothiocyanate compound, in a rabbit ascending aortic cerclage model of chronic heart failure (CHF). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty New Zealand White rabbits were divided into the sham operation group (n=10), the CHF group (n=10), and the CHF + SFN group (n=10) treated with subcutaneous SFN (0.5 mg/kg) for five days per week for 12 weeks. After 12 weeks, echocardiography and biometric analysis were performed, followed by the examination of the rabbit hearts...
March 12, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Moritake Iguchi, Yuji Tezuka, Hisashi Ogawa, Yasuhiro Hamatani, Daisuke Takagi, Yoshimori An, Takashi Unoki, Mitsuru Ishii, Nobutoyo Masunaga, Masahiro Esato, Hikari Tsuji, Hiromichi Wada, Koji Hasegawa, Mitsuru Abe, Gregory Y H Lip, Masaharu Akao
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a heterogeneous syndrome, but the effect of the type and severity of HF on the incidence of stroke or systemic embolism (SE) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients is unclear.Methods and Results:The Fushimi AF Registry is a community-based prospective survey of AF patients in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Follow-up data were available for 3,749 patients. We defined pre-existing HF as having one of the following: prior hospitalization for HF, presence of HF symptoms (NYHA ≥2), or reduced ejection fraction (<40%)...
March 9, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Eduardo Ov Curvo, Roberto R Ferreira, Fabiana S Madeira, Gabriel F Alves, Mayara C Chambela, Veronica G Mendes, Luiz Henrique C Sangenis, Mariana C Waghabi, Roberto M Saraiva
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) and tumour necrosis factor (TNF) have been implicated in Chagas disease pathophysiology and may correlate with left ventricular (LV) function. OBJECTIVES: We determined whether TGF-β1 and TNF serum levels correlate with LV systolic and diastolic functions and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) serum levels in chronic Chagas disease. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 152 patients with Chagas disease (43% men; 57 ± 12 years old), classified as 53 patients with indeterminate form and 99 patients with cardiac form (stage A: 24, stage B: 25, stage C: 44, stage D: 6)...
February 19, 2018: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Raquel Munhoz da Silveira Campos, Ana Raimunda Dâmaso, Deborah Cristina Landi Masquio, Fernanda Oliveira Duarte, Marcela Sene-Fiorese, Antonio Eduardo Aquino, Filippo Aragão Savioli, Pamela Cristina Lopes Quintiliano, Ana Claudia Pelissari Kravchychyn, Liliane Isabel Guimarães, Lian Tock, Lila Missae Oyama, Valter Tadeu Boldarine, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Nivaldo Antonio Parizotto
Investigations suggest the benefits of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to improve noninvasive body contouring treatments, inflammation, insulin resistance and to reduce body fat. However, the mechanism for such potential effects in association with exercise training (ET) and possible implications in browning adiposity processes remains unclear. Forty-nine obese women were involved, aged between 20 and 40 years with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40 kg/m2 . The volunteers were divided into Phototherapy (808 nm) and SHAM groups...
February 23, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
S A Shalnova, A E Imaeva, A D Deev, V A Metelskaya, G A Muromtseva, A O Konradi, V P Masenko, A Y Efanov, N V Kulakova, O P Rotar, I A Trubacheva, A A Shabunova, E V SHlyakhto, S A Boytsov
AIM: to study associations between elevated blood plasma concentration of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), risk factors and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in samples of adult population of Russian Federation (RF) aged 25-64 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed data of examination of representative samples of population of 5 regions of RF obtained within the framework of the multicenter ESSE-RF study (2012-2013). Number of examined subjects was 8 077 (3 176 men)...
December 2017: Kardiologiia
Pavla Flodrova, Patrik Flodr, Tomas Pika, Jiri Vymetal, Dusan Holub, Petr Dzubak, Marian Hajduch, Vlastimil Scudla
Amyloidosis is a heterogeneous group of diseases characterised by extracellular accumulation of amyloid in various tissues and organs of the body, leading to alteration and destruction of tissues. Heart involvement is the most important prognostic factor in patients with systemic amyloidosis and the diagnosis and typing of amyloid must be made properly. The clinical picture shows congestive heart failure with predominant right-sided heart failure symptoms in fully developed disease, various types of arrhythmias and characteristic electrocardiography and echocardiography findings...
February 12, 2018: Pathology
Speranza Rubattu, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Simona Marchitti, Franca Bianchi, Maurizio Forte, Massimo Volpe
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a cardiac hormone which plays important functions to maintain cardio-renal homeostasis. The peptide structure is highly conserved among species. However, a few gene variants are known to fall within the human ANP gene. The variant rs5065 (T2238C) exerts the most substantial effects. The T to C transition at the 2238 position of the gene (13-23% allele frequency in the general population) leads to the production of a 30-, instead of 28-, amino-acid-long α-carboxy-terminal peptide...
February 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Kuixiang Chen, Mubarak Rekep, Wei Wei, Qian Wu, Qin Xue, Sujuan Li, Jiahui Tian, Quan Yi, Genshui Zhang, Guiping Zhang, Qing Xiao, Jiandong Luo, Yinghua Liu
PURPOSE: Quercetin, a flavonoid, has been reported to ameliorate cardiovascular diseases, such as cardiac hypertrophy. However, the mechanism is not completely understood. In this study, a mechanism related to proteasome-glycogen synthesis kinase 3 (GSK-3) was elucidated in rats and primary neonatal cardiomyocytes. METHODS: Rats were subjected to sham or constriction of abdominal aorta surgery groups and treated with or without quercetin for 8 weeks. Angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced primary cardiomyocytes were cultured with quercetin treatment or not for 48 h...
February 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
Yingying Zhang, Wei Yan, Xiaotong Ji, Huifeng Yue, Guangke Li, Nan Sang
Maternal exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) poses a risk for morbidity and mortality in infantile congenital heart diseases and even adult cardiovascular diseases. However, the experimental evidence supporting these effects is insufficient, and the related regulatory mechanisms are unknown. In the present study, we aimed to determine whether maternal NO2 exposure causes cardiac hypertrophy-related consequences in offspring, and if so, how these adverse effects occur in the postnatal heart. The results indicate that in mice, maternal NO2 exposure causes cardiac hypertrophy in male offspring...
February 7, 2018: Archives of Toxicology
Lucien Eggimann, Steffen Blum, Stefanie Aeschbacher, Andreas Reusser, Peter Ammann, Paul Erne, Giorgio Moschovitis, Marcello Di Valentino, Dipen Shah, Jürg Schläpfer, Nadine Mondet, Michael Kühne, Christian Sticherling, Stefan Osswald, David Conen
BACKGROUND: Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have an increased risk for the development of heart failure (HF). In this study, we aimed to detect predictors of HF hospitalizations in an unselected AF population. METHODS: The Basel Atrial Fibrillation Cohort Study is an ongoing observational multicenter cohort study in Switzerland. For this analysis, 1193 patients with documented AF underwent clinical examination, venous blood sampling and resting 12-lead ECG at baseline...
2018: PloS One
Yan-Li Chen, Tie-Jun Li, Ying Hao, Bao-Gang Wu, Hong Li, Ning Geng, Zhao-Qing Sun, Li-Qiang Zheng, Ying-Xian Sun
Corins are membrane-bound protease that regulates blood pressure by activating the natriuretic peptides. These pro-atrial natriuretic peptide convertases are essential for sodium homeostasis and normal blood pressure. CORIN variants have been identified in humans and other animals, but no studies of CORIN polymorphisms have been conducted in northeastern China. This study aims to investigate the association of 2 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in CORIN (rs2271037 and rs3749585) with hypertension, as well as their potential interaction with some risk factors of hypertension in a Han population of northeastern China...
January 29, 2018: Gene
Yesheng Pan, Dongjiu Li, Jian Ma, Li Shan, Meng Wei
The circulating concentration of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) has been shown to be a diagnostic tool for the detection of heart failure. Several factors influence NT-proBNP levels including age, sex, and body mass index (BMI). Therefore, the diagnostic sensitivity of NT-proBNP level for heart failure is relatively higher, but its specificity is low. This study aims to improve the diagnostic accuracy rate of this test by including multiple variables in the diagnostic test.The suspected chronic heart failure outpatients were divided into heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, heart failure with mid-range ejection fraction, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, and normal heart function groups...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Cui Chen, Zheying Meng, Yuanyi Zheng, Bing Hu, E Shen
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients. Recent studies have demonstrated an increased level of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) in the plasma of DCM patients, and FGF21 has been proven to be a cardiovascular protector of the heart. The present study aimed to further investigate the pathogenic role of FGF21 in DCM, hypothesizing that a lack of FGF21 may promote the progression of DCM by regulating the lipid metabolism, cardiac hypertrophy and cardiac fibrosis, thus deteriorating the cardiac dysfunction...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Beverley J Hunt, Kiran Parmar, Kimberley Horspool, Neil Shephard, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Steve Goodacre
This study aimed to estimate the diagnostic utility of biomarkers for suspected venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pregnancy and the puerperium. Research nurses/midwives collected blood samples from 310 pregnant/postpartum women with suspected pulmonary emboli (PE) and 18 with diagnosed deep vein thrombosis (DVT). VTE was diagnosed using imaging, treatment and adverse outcome data. Primary analysis was limited to women with conclusive imaging (36 with VTE, 247 without). The area under the curve (AUC) for each biomarker was: activated partial thromboplastin time 0·669 (95% confidence interval 0·570-0·768), B-type natriuretic peptide 0·549 (0·453-0·645), C-reactive protein 0·542 (0·445-0·639), Clauss fibrinogen 0·589 (0·476-0·701), D-Dimer (by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) 0·668 (0·561-0·776), near-patient D-Dimer 0·651 (0·545-0·758), mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide 0·524 (0·418-0·630), prothrombin fragment 1 + 2 0·562 (0·462-0·661), plasmin-antiplasmin complexes 0·639 (0·536-0·742), prothombin time 0·613 (0·508-0·718), thrombin generation lag time 0·702 (0·598-0·806), thrombin generation endogenous potential 0·559 (0·437-0·681), thrombin generation peak 0·596 (0·478-0·715), thrombin generation time to peak 0·655 (0·541-0·769), soluble tissue factor 0·531 (0·424-0·638) and serum troponin 0·597 (0·499-0·695)...
January 23, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
Stefan Acosta, Anders Gottsäter, Gunnar Engström, Olle Melander, Moncef Zarrouk, Peter M Nilsson, J Gustav Smith
Pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate inflammatory and hemodynamic plasma biomarkers as predictors for AAA in the prospective longitudinal cohort of middle-aged individuals from the cardiovascular cohort of the Malmö Diet and Cancer Study ( n=5551; 1991-94). C-reactive protein, cystatin C, copeptin, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (N-BNP), midregional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) and conventional risk factors at baseline were measured in patients with incident AAA during follow-up and compared to individuals without a diagnosis of AAA...
January 1, 2018: Vascular Medicine
Michele Di Mauro, Renata Petroni, Daniela Clemente, Massimiliano Foschi, Fabrizio Tancredi, Virginia Camponetti, Sabina Gallina, Antonio M Calafiore, Maria Penco, Silvio Romano
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to identify clinical, humoral and echocardiographic variables predicting rehospitalization and poor quality of life (QOL) in patients with reduced or mid-range ejection fraction heart failure. METHODS: From 2009 to 2012, 310 patients were admitted having signs and symptoms of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. All the patients were followed by phone, calling the patients or the referring general practitioner...
March 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Beihua Zhong, Jack Rubinstein, Shuangtao Ma, Donna H Wang
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels expressed in sensory nerves may regulate vascular tone and cardiovascular function via their anti-inflammatory effects by releasing neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). Inflammation plays a role in the progression of cardiac hypertrophy and TRPV1 activation may be key to cardiac inflammatory processes. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that TRPV1 modulates inflammatory processes to protect the heart from pressure overload-induced hypertrophy and inflammatory responses...
January 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Adina Elena Stanciu, Radu Gabriel Vatasescu, Marcel Marian Stanciu, Nafija Serdarevic, Maria Dorobantu
PURPOSE: Signaling pathways involved in electrical, structural and contractile remodeling processes behind development and progression of atrial fibrillation (AF) have not been completely elucidated, but it seems to be related to complex interactions among neurohormonal and cellular mediators. We aimed to investigate interleukin-6 (IL-6), transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1), as biomarkers of atrial remodeling, in patients with paroxysmal and persistent AF, and their correlation with N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and left atrial (LA) diameter...
January 8, 2018: Cytokine
Joyce Man, Phil Barnett, Vincent M Christoffels
Atrial natriuretic factor and brain natriuretic peptide are two important biomarkers in clinical cardiology. These two natriuretic peptide hormones are encoded by the paralogous genes Nppa and Nppb, which are evolutionary conserved. Both genes are predominantly expressed by the heart muscle during the embryonic and fetal stages, and in particular Nppa expression is strongly reduced in the ventricles after birth. Upon cardiac stress, Nppa and Nppb are strongly upregulated in the ventricular myocardium. Much is known about the molecular and physiological ques inducing Nppa and Nppb expression; however, the transcriptional regulatory mechanisms of the Nppa-Nppb cluster in vivo has proven to be quite complex and is not well understood...
January 4, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
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