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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127493/late-sodium-current-associated-cardiac-electrophysiological-and-mechanical-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Shandong Yu, Gang Li, Christopher L-H Huang, Ming Lei, Lin Wu
Late sodium current (INaL) is a small sustained inward current observed during the cardiac action potential plateau phase following decay of the early peak INa. The endogenous INaL is relatively small in normal hearts but exerts functionally significant effects on cardiomyocyte repolarization with potentially pro-arrhythmic effects in hearts with reduced repolarization reserve. Enhanced INa,L occurs in long QT syndrome 3 (LQTS 3) patients, and under a number of pathological and pharmacological cardiovascular conditions, including bradycardia, myocardial ischemia, reperfusion injury, and heart failure...
November 10, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125109/impact-of-myocardial-bridge-mural-coronary-artery-on-myocardial-functions
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Xin-Bin Zhao, Yu Fu, Jie Li, Meng Sun, He-Liang Zhao
Objective To study the impact of myocardial bridge (MB)-mural coronary artery (MCA) on myocardial functions.Methods Totally 82 patients presenting with chest tightness and chest pain who were diagnosed with the MB in the left anterior descending artery by CT coronary angiography were enrolled as the MB group,in which the thickness and length of MB and the systolic stenosis degree of MCA were measured.In addition,82 healthy subjects,as confirmed by health check-up,were set as the control group.The age,gender,body mass index (BMI),heart rate (HR),smoking history,interventricular septal thickness,left ventricular posterior wall thickness,diameter of left atrium,left ventricular end-diastolic diameter,left ventricular end-systolic diameter,left ventricular ejection fraction,and the cases of E'/A'<1 were compared between MB group and control group...
October 30, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112315/reverse-double-inversion-recovery-improving-motion-robustness-of-cardiac-t2-weighted-dark-blood-turbo-spin-echo-sequence
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Chenxi Hu, Steffen Huber, Syed R Latif, Guido Santacana-Laffitte, Hamid R Mojibian, Lauren A Baldassarre, Dana C Peters
BACKGROUND: Cardiac dark-blood turbo spin-echo (TSE) imaging is sensitive to through-plane motion, resulting in myocardial signal reduction. PURPOSE: To propose and validate reverse double inversion-recovery (RDIR)-a dark-blood preparation with improved motion robustness for the cardiac dark-blood TSE sequence. STUDY TYPE: Prospective. POPULATION: Healthy volunteers (n = 10) and patients (n = 20). FIELD STRENGTH: 1...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090492/late-potentials-and-their-correlation-with-ventricular-structure-in-patients-with-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Peter Marstrand, Anna Axelsson, Jens Jakob Thune, Niels Vejlstrup, Steen Pehrson, Henning Bundgaard, Juliane Theilade
INTRODUCTION: The presence of late potentials (LP) may indicate a predisposition to ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. We investigated the association between presence of LP and structural cardiac anomalies assessed by magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients presenting with ventricular arrhythmias. METHODS: We included 42 patients admitted with ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation who had undergone both signal-averaged ECG recording and CMR imaging...
November 1, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072259/barbaloin-inhibits-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-rabbits-by-modulating-voltage-gated-ion-channels
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Zhen-Zhen Cao, You-Jia Tian, Jie Hao, Pei-Hua Zhang, Zhi-Pei Liu, Wan-Zhen Jiang, Meng-Liu Zeng, Pei-Pei Zhang, Ji-Hua Ma
Barbaloin (10-β-D-glucopyranosyl-1,8-dihydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)-9(10H)-anthracenone) is extracted from the aloe plant and has been reported to have anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antibacterial, and other biological activities. Here, we investigated the effects of barbaloin on cardiac electrophysiology, which has not been reported thus far. Cardiac action potentials (APs) and ionic currents were recorded in isolated rabbit ventricular myocytes using whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Additionally, the antiarrhythmic effect of barbaloin was examined in Langendorff-perfused rabbit hearts...
October 26, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063221/high-t2-weighted-signal-intensity-for-risk-prediction-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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D H Frank Gommans, G Etienne Cramer, Jeannette Bakker, Hendrik-Jan Dieker, Michelle Michels, Michael A Fouraux, Carlo L M Marcelis, Freek W A Verheugt, Janneke Timmermans, Marc A Brouwer, Marcel J M Kofflard
In search of improved risk stratification in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), CMR imaging has been implicated as a potential tool for prediction of sudden cardiac death (SCD). In follow-up of the promising results with extensive late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), high signal-intensity on T2-weighted imaging (HighT2) has become subject of interest given its association with markers of adverse disease progression, such as LGE, elevated troponin and non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. In lack of follow-up cohorts, we initiated an exploratory study on the association between HighT2 and the internationally defined risk categories of SCD...
October 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049614/anticoagulation-management-following-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-is-similar-across-all-provider-strategies
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Asia McDavid, Kelly MacBrair, Sitaramesh Emani, Lianbo Yu, Peter H U Lee, Bryan A Whitson, Brent C Lampert, Riddhima Agarwal, Ahmet Kilic
OBJECTIVES: Thromboembolic and bleeding events are potential complications following left ventricular assist device implantation. A tight control of the international normalized ratio (INR) is believed to be crucial in the reduction of postimplant complications. There is significant variability among institutions as to whether a device implanting centre should be managing the INR. In this study, we evaluated the effect of INR management strategies in maintaining a therapeutic INR. METHODS: A retrospective review was utilized to identify patients implanted with either the HeartMate II or the HeartWare HVAD between January 2011 and February 2016...
August 14, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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/29020812/prospective-longitudinal-assessment-of-the-fetal-left-modified-myocardial-performance-index
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Teresa M MacDonald, Alice J Robinson, Susan P Walker, Lisa Hui
INTRODUCTION: The fetal left modified Myocardial Performance Index (Mod-myocardial performance index (MPI)) is a measure of systolic versus diastolic time intervals obtained from a single cardiac cycle with ultrasound. It is a measure of global ventricular function and has been investigated for potential utility in fetal conditions associated with cardiac dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to compare values from a precisely replicated fetal left Mod-MPI technique to published reference ranges...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016724/triggered-intracellular-calcium-waves-in-dog-and-human-left-atrial-myocytes-from-normal-and-failing-hearts
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Gary L Aistrup, Rishi Arora, Søren Grubb, Shin Yoo, Benjamin Toren, Manvinder Kumar, Aaron Kunamalla, William Marszalec, Tej Motiwala, Shannon Tai, Sean Yamakawa, Satya Yerrabolu, Francisco J Alvarado, Hector H Valdivia, Jonathan M Cordeiro, Yohannes Shiferaw, John Andrew Wasserstrom
Aims: Abnormal intracellular Ca2+ cycling contributes to triggered activity and arrhythmias in the heart. We investigated the properties and underlying mechanisms for systolic triggered Ca2+ waves in left atria from normal and failing dog hearts. Methods and results: Intracellular Ca2+ cycling was studied using confocal microscopy during rapid pacing of atrial myocytes (36 °C) isolated from normal and failing canine hearts (ventricular tachypacing model). In normal atrial myocytes (NAMs), Ca2+ waves developed during rapid pacing at rates ≥ 3...
November 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992192/association-of-blood-pressure-variability-ratio-with-glomerular-filtration-rate-independent-of-blood-pressure-and-pulse-wave-velocity
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Angela J Woodiwiss, Gavin R Norton, Iddo Z Ben-Dov, Benjamin Gavish, Michael Bursztyn
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure variability ratio (BPVR)(derived from within-subject SD of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure [BP]) predicts all-cause mortality independent of BP and has a similar prognostic ability to ambulatory arterial stiffness (AASI). Whether BPVR, and AASI, offer prognostic information beyond measurements of arterial stiffness at a given pressure, as indexed by pulse wave velocity (PWV), is not known. METHODS: We assessed whether BPVR and AASI were associated with indices of subclinical organ damage (TOD) [estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), left ventricular mass index, early-to-late transmitral velocity (E/A), carotid intima-media thickness (IMT)] independent of BP, and whether BPVR-TOD and AASI-TOD relations were independent of PWV (applanation tonometry) in 772 randomly selected participants from an urban, developing community...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972668/wenxin-keli-diminishes-ca-2-overload-induced-by-hypoxia-reoxygenation-in-cardiomyocytes-through-inhibiting-inal-and-ical
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Antao Luo, Zhipei Liu, Zhenzhen Cao, Jie Hao, Lin Wu, Chen Fu, Mengliu Zeng, Wanzhen Jiang, Peihua Zhang, Buchang Zhao, Tao Zhao, Jing Zhao, Jihua Ma
BACKGROUND: An increase in the late sodium current (INaL ) causes intracellular Na(+) overload and subsequently intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+) ]i ) overload via the stimulated reverse Na(+) -Ca(2+) exchange (NCX). Wenxin Keli (WXKL) is an effective antiarrhythmic Chinese herb extract, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: The INaL , NCX current (INCX ), L-type Ca(2+) current (ICaL ) and action potentials (APs) were recorded using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique in rabbit ventricular myocytes...
October 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971840/selective-inhibition-of-physiological-late-sodium-current-stabilizes-ventricular-repolarization
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Nesrine El-Bizri, Cindy Hong Li, Gong-Xin Liu, Sridharan Rajamani, Luiz Belardinelli
BACKGROUND: The physiological role of cardiac late Na+ current (INa) has not been well described. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that selective inhibition of physiological late INa abbreviates the normal action potential duration (APD) and counteracts the prolongation of APD and arrhythmic activities caused by inhibition of delayed rectifier K+ current, IKr. METHODS: The effects of GS-458967 (GS967) on the physiological late INa and action potentials (APs) in rabbit isolated ventricular myocytes and on the monophasic APs (MAPs) and arrhythmias in rabbit isolated perfused hearts were determined...
September 29, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955244/human-in-silico-drug-trials-demonstrate-higher-accuracy-than-animal-models-in-predicting-clinical-pro-arrhythmic-cardiotoxicity
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Elisa Passini, Oliver J Britton, Hua Rong Lu, Jutta Rohrbacher, An N Hermans, David J Gallacher, Robert J H Greig, Alfonso Bueno-Orovio, Blanca Rodriguez
Early prediction of cardiotoxicity is critical for drug development. Current animal models raise ethical and translational questions, and have limited accuracy in clinical risk prediction. Human-based computer models constitute a fast, cheap and potentially effective alternative to experimental assays, also facilitating translation to human. Key challenges include consideration of inter-cellular variability in drug responses and integration of computational and experimental methods in safety pharmacology. Our aim is to evaluate the ability of in silico drug trials in populations of human action potential (AP) models to predict clinical risk of drug-induced arrhythmias based on ion channel information, and to compare simulation results against experimental assays commonly used for drug testing...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948234/mechanisms-underlying-epicardial-radiofrequency-ablation-to-suppress-arrhythmogenesis-in-experimental-models-of-brugada-syndrome
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Bence Patocskai, Namsik Yoon, Charles Antzelevitch
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to test the hypothesis that elimination of sites of abnormal repolarization, via epicardial RFA, suppresses the electrocardiographic and arrhythmic manifestations of BrS. BACKGROUND: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is associated with ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation leading to sudden cardiac death. Nademanee et al. reported that radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of right ventricular outflow tract epicardium significantly reduced the electrocardiogram and arrhythmic manifestations of BrS...
April 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941245/nonclinical-cardiovascularsafety-of-pitolisant-comparing-ich-s7b-and-cipa-initiative-studies
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Xavier Ligneau, Rashmi R Shah, Isabelle Berrebi-Bertrand, Gary R Mirams, Philippe Robert, Laurent Landais, Pierre Maison-Blanche, Jean-François Faivre, Jeanne-Marie Lecomte, Jean-Charles Schwartz
PURPOSE: We evaluated the concordance of results from two sets of nonclinical cardiovascular safety studies on pitolisant. METHODS: Nonclinical studies envisaged both in the ICH S7B guideline and Comprehensive in vitroProarrhythmia Assay (CiPA) initiative were undertaken. CiPA-initiative studies included in vitro ion channels and stem cell-derived human ventricular myocyte studies as well asin silico modelling of results to simulate human ventricular electrophysiology...
September 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898794/surgical-management-of-late-bullet-embolization-from-the-abdomen-to-the-right-ventricle-case-report
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Ramos Mayo Alan Elison, Diaz Elizondo Jose Antonio, Segura Marin Hector, Lopez Garnica Dolores, Treviño Garza Francisco Xavier
INTRODUCTION: Secondary embolus from gun projectile is a rare entity, it represents a clinical and therapeutic dilemma because the potential complications involving central and peripheral circulation. Each case reported in the literature represents a challenge because their unique and different clinical scenarios. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the management of a 33-year-old man with past history of a gunshot wound on left flank with no evidence of any exit wounds, treated with exploratory laparotomy without removing the gunshot bullet from the abdomen...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888041/supplementation-with-the-methyl-donor-betaine-prevents-congenital-defects-induced-by-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
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Ganga Karunamuni, Megan M Sheehan, Yong Qiu Doughman, Shi Gu, Jiayang Sun, Youjun Li, James P Strainic, Andrew M Rollins, Michael W Jenkins, Michiko Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Despite decades of public education about dire consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), drinking alcohol during pregnancy remains prevalent. As high as 40% of live-born infants exposed to alcohol during gestation and diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome have congenital heart defects that can be life-threatening. In animal models, the methyl donor betaine, found in foods such as wheat bran, quinoa, beets, and spinach, ameliorated neurobehavioral deficits associated with PAE, but effects on heart development are unknown...
November 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874244/the-interplay-between-fasting-glucose-echocardiography-and-biomarkers-pathophysiological-considerations-and-prognostic-implications
#19
Manan Pareek
BACKGROUND: Traditional cardiovascular risk stratification tools that employ clinical risk factors are limited by their modest discriminative abilities. As such, robust cardiovascular risk assessment, including our understanding of the complex interplay between risk factors, in the primary preventive setting, remains incomplete. Phenotypical heterogeneity may be even greater among subjects with hyperglycemic conditions, i.e., prediabetes and diabetes, which is worrisome, given the dramatic global rise in mean fasting glucose levels, and the strong association with adverse cardiovascular outcomes...
September 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855434/isolated-late-activation-detected-by-magnetocardiography-predicts-future-lethal-ventricular-arrhythmic-events-in-patients-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
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Yoshitaka Kimura, Hiroshi Takaki, Yuko Y Inoue, Yasutaka Oguchi, Tomomi Nagayama, Takahiro Nakashima, Shoji Kawakami, Satoshi Nagase, Takashi Noda, Takeshi Aiba, Wataru Shimizu, Shiro Kamakura, Masaru Sugimachi, Satoshi Yasuda, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Kengo Kusano
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification of ventricular arrhythmias is vital to the optimal management in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). We hypothesized that 64-channel magnetocardiography (MCG) would be useful to detect isolated late activation (ILA) by overcoming the limitations of conventional noninvasive predictors of ventricular tachyarrhythmias, including epsilon waves, late potential (LP), and right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF), in ARVC patients...
August 30, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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