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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534977/runx3-modulates-hypoxia-induced-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-human-cardiac-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Yanhua Liu, Jin Zou, Bingong Li, Yuqin Wang, Delong Wang, Yanqin Hao, Xuan Ke, Xingxing Li
Endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) is an essential mechanism in the cardiovascular system, for both cardiovascular development and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Recent studies indicate that runt-related transcription factor 3 (RUNX3) contributes to EndMT and endothelial cell dysfunction. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unknown. The present study was designed to investigate the role of RUNX3 in EndMT and endothelial cell function, and to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanism...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528579/phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibition-may-reduce-diastolic-function-in-women-with-ischemia-but-no-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Michael D Nelson, Puja K Mehta, Janet Wei, Behzad Sharif, Louise E J Thomson, Daniel Berman, Debiao Li, C Noel Bairey Merz
BACKGROUND: Ischemia, in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease, is prevalent in women, and associated with increased risk for major cardiovascular events. Coronary microvascular dysfunction is prevalent in these patients, and associated with impaired diastolic function. Despite our general understanding, however, optimal treatment of this cohort remains elusive. METHODS: To address this knowledge gap, we performed an open-label treatment trial to assess whether phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibition improves coronary microvascular perfusion and diastolic function in women with signs and symptoms of ischemia but no evidence of obstructive coronary artery disease...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526473/coronary-flow-reserve-is-reduced-in-sarcoidosis
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Seref Kul, Gonul Aciksari Kutlu, Tolga Sinan Guvenc, Murat Kavas, Kenan Demircioglu, Yusuf Yilmaz, Halil Ibrahim Yakar, Asiye Kanbay, Sibel Boga, Mustafa Caliskan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease with frequent cardiac involvement, albeit manifest cardiac disease is rare. Though epicardial coronary arteries are not frequently involved, microvascular disease is rather common in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. The mechanism of microvascular involvement has not been elaborated yet. The aim of this study is to investigate coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) using transthoracic echocardiography in patients with sarcoidosis but without known atherosclerotic coronary artery disease or risk factors for atherosclerosis...
May 4, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512159/employing-extracellular-volume-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-measures-of-myocardial-fibrosis-to-foster-novel-therapeutics
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Erik B Schelbert, Hani N Sabbah, Javed Butler, Mihai Gheorghiade
Quantifying myocardial fibrosis (MF) with myocardial extracellular volume measures acquired during cardiovascular magnetic resonance promises to transform clinical care by advancing pathophysiologic understanding and fostering novel therapeutics. Extracellular volume quantifies MF by measuring the extracellular compartment depicted by the myocardial uptake of contrast relative to plasma. MF is a key domain of dysfunctional but viable myocardium among others (eg, microvascular dysfunction and cardiomyocyte/mitochondrial dysfunction)...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509723/determinants-of-retinal-microvascular-features-and-their-relationships-in-two-european-populations
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Mirna Kirin, Reka Nagy, Thomas J MacGillivray, Ozren Polašek, Caroline Hayward, Igor Rudan, Harry Campbell, Sarah Wild, Alan F Wright, James F Wilson, Veronique Vitart
OBJECTIVES: To examine factors influencing retinal vasculature in two environmentally contrasted, cross-sectional studies of adult participants of European descent and to estimate the extent and specificity of genetic contributions to each retinal vasculature feature. METHODS: Retinal images from 1088 participants in the Orkney Complex Disease Study and 387 in the CROATIA-Korčula study, taken using the same nonmydriatic camera system and graded by the same person, were evaluated...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481466/investigation-of-mthfr-gene-c677t-polymorphism-in-cardiac%C3%A2-syndrome-x-patients
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Cemre Kandaz, Burak Önal, Deniz Özen, Bülent Demir, A Gökhan Akkan, Sibel Özyazgan
BACKGROUND: Definition of Cardiac Syndrome X (CSX) refers to groups of patients with positive exercise stress test and normal epicardial coronary arteries on coronary angiography accompanied by chest pain. Although the etiology of CSX is not completely understood, there is a common consensus that its pathophysiology may be associated with endothelial dysfunction resulting in impaired coronary flow. Some polymorphisms observed on the MTHFR gene cause inactivation of the MTHFR enzyme, leading to hyperhomocysteinemia and homocysteinuria, which are prominent risk factors of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476516/effects-of-neuropeptide-y-on-coronary-artery-vasomotion-in-patients-with-microvascular-angina
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Giuseppe M C Rosano, Dimitris Tousoulis, Eugene McFadden, John Clarke, Graham J Davies, Juan Carlos Kaski
BACKGROUND: Patients with microvascular angina (exertional angina, positive exercise tests and normal coronary arteriograms) usually have a reduced coronary blood flow reserve. Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a potent endogenous vasoconstrictor involved in modulation of coronary vasomotor tone and may play a role in microvascular angina. METHODS: We compared the effects of NPY (0.2-1.0pmol/kg, intracoronary) on the vasomotor response of proximal and distal segments of the coronary arteries in 7 patients with microvascular angina, 9 with chronic stable angina, and 9 control individuals...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473401/ranolazine-in-symptomatic-diabetic-patients-without-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-impact-on-microvascular-and-diastolic-function
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Nishant R Shah, Michael K Cheezum, Vikas Veeranna, Stephen J Horgan, Viviany R Taqueti, Venkatesh L Murthy, Courtney Foster, Jon Hainer, Karla M Daniels, Jose Rivero, Amil M Shah, Peter H Stone, David A Morrow, Michael L Steigner, Sharmila Dorbala, Ron Blankstein, Marcelo F Di Carli
BACKGROUND: Treatments for patients with myocardial ischemia in the absence of angiographic obstructive coronary artery disease are limited. In these patients, particularly those with diabetes mellitus, diffuse coronary atherosclerosis and microvascular dysfunction is a common phenotype and may be accompanied by diastolic dysfunction. Our primary aim was to determine whether ranolazine would quantitatively improve exercise-stimulated myocardial blood flow and cardiac function in symptomatic diabetic patients without obstructive coronary artery disease...
May 4, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455826/subendocardial-viability-ratio-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-comparison-with-healthy-controls-and-identification-of-prognostic-factors
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Panagiota Anyfanti, Areti Triantafyllou, Eugenia Gkaliagkousi, Georgios Triantafyllou, Nikolaos Koletsos, Sophia Chatzimichailidou, Panagiotis Panagopoulos, Ioannis Botis, Spyros Aslanidis, Stella Douma
Cardiac involvement is common in rheumatoid arthritis. Subendocardial viability ratio (SEVR) is a non-invasive measure of microvascular coronary perfusion, yet it remains unclear whether it is affected in rheumatoid arthritis patients. We additionally sought predictors of SEVR in rheumatoid arthritis among a wide range of disease-related parameters, cardiac and hemodynamic factors, and markers of atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction. SEVR was estimated in rheumatoid arthritis patients and healthy controls by applanation tonometry, which was also used to evaluate arterial stiffness (pulse wave velocity and augmentation index)...
April 28, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439851/exploring-the-pathophysiology-of-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Wengen Chen, Vasken Dilsizian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to explore the pathophysiology of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy by appraising the interplay between myocardial perfusion, function, metabolism, and, particularly, sympathetic innervation. RECENT FINDINGS: A number of hypotheses have been proposed to explain the pathogenesis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, which include (1) catecholamine cardiac toxicity, (2) myocardial sympathetic innervation disruption, (3) coronary vasospasm, (4) myocardial microvascular dysfunction, and (5) aborted myocardial infarction...
June 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438306/relation-of-quantity-of-subepicardial-adipose-tissue-to-infarct-size-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Loïc Bière, Vianney Behaghel, Victor Mateus, Antonildes Assunção, Christoph Gräni, Kais Ouerghi, Sylvain Grall, Serge Willoteaux, Fabrice Prunier, Raymond Kwong, Alain Furber
According to the so-called obesity paradox, obesity might present a protective role in patients with myocardial infarction. We aimed to assess the influence of the epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) volume on cardiac healing and remodeling in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. We prospectively included 193 consecutive patients presenting a first STEMI without known coronary artery disease. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was performed at baseline and after a 3-month follow-up. EAT volume was computed, and the population was divided into quartiles: the highest quartile of EAT defining the high EAT group (h-EAT)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429698/coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-equivalent-to-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
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Cafer Panç, Mehmet Kocaağa, Onur Erdoğan, Remzi Sarıkaya, Sabahattin Umman
Coronary microvascular dysfunction, also known as cardiac syndrome X, is a clinical syndrome presenting with typical angina and evidence of myocardial ischemia in the absence of flow-limiting stenosis on coronary angiography. Of patients undergoing coronary angiography due to suspected myocardial ischemia, 50% are found to have normal or near-normal coronary arteries. Described in this case report is a patient who developed hypotension and ST segment depressions during treadmill exercise test. Left main coronary artery or multivessel disease was suspected...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429664/alternative-causes-of-myocardial-ischemia-in-women-an-update-on-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-vasospastic-angina-and-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction
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Bina Ahmed, Mark A Creager
Although coronary obstruction due to atherosclerosis is the most common cause of myocardial ischemia, a significant proportion of patients have myocardial ischemia in the absence of obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease (CAD). This finding is more common among women and alternative causes can mediate myocardial ischemia. Abnormalities in vascular structure, alterations in coronary vasomotion and dysfunction of the coronary microcirculation can all cause ischemia in the absence of obstructive CAD due to atherosclerosis...
April 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427383/is-ischemia-the-only-factor-predicting-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-all-diabetes-mellitus-patients
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REVIEW
Mark W Kennedy, Enrico Fabris, Harry Suryapranata, Elvin Kedhi
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with an excess in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and is characterized by increased rates of coronary artery disease. Furthermore, once atherosclerosis is established, this is associated with an increased extent, complexity and a more rapid progression than seen in non-DM patients. Ischemia is the single most important predictor of future hard cardiac events and ischemia correction remains the cornerstone of current revascularization strategies. However recent data suggests that, in DM patients, coronary atherosclerosis despite the absence of ischemia, detected by either invasive or non-invasive methods, may not be associated with the same low risk of future cardiac events as seen in non-DM patients...
April 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426728/pulmonary-vascular-volume-impaired-left-ventricular-filling-and-dyspnea-the-mesa-lung-study
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Carrie P Aaron, Eric A Hoffman, Joao A C Lima, Steven M Kawut, Alain G Bertoni, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Mohammadali Habibi, Katja Hueper, David R Jacobs, Ravi Kalhan, Erin D Michos, Wendy S Post, Martin R Prince, Benjamin M Smith, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Chia-Ying Liu, Filip Zemrak, Karol E Watson, Matthew Budoff, David A Bluemke, R Graham Barr
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of impaired left ventricular (LV) filling has focused on intrinsic causes of LV dysfunction; however, pulmonary vascular changes may contribute to reduced LV filling and dyspnea. We hypothesized that lower total pulmonary vascular volume (TPVV) on computed tomography (CT) would be associated with dyspnea and decrements in LV end-diastolic volume, particularly among ever-smokers. METHODS: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis recruited adults without clinical cardiovascular disease in 2000-02...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415836/diabetic-cardiomyopathy-where-we-are-and-where-we-are-going
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REVIEW
Wang-Soo Lee, Jaetaek Kim
The global burden of diabetes mellitus and its related complications are currently increasing. Diabetes mellitus affects the heart through various mechanisms including microvascular impairment, metabolic disturbance, subcellular component abnormalities, cardiac autonomic dysfunction, and a maladaptive immune response. Eventually, diabetes mellitus can cause functional and structural changes in the myocardium without coronary artery disease, a disorder known as diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). There are many diagnostic tools and management options for DCM, although it is difficult to detect its development and effectively prevent its progression...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412277/the-association-of-endothelial-function-and-tone-by-digital-arterial-tonometry-with-mri-left-ventricular-mass-in-african-americans-the-jackson-heart-study
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Avnish Tripathi, Emelia J Benjamin, Solomon K Musani, Naomi M Hamburg, Connie W Tsao, Arti Saraswat, Ramachandran S Vasan, Gary F Mitchell, Ervin R Fox
Peripheral vascular endothelial dysfunction assessed by digital peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) has been associated with risk for adverse cardiovascular events. We examined the relations of peripheral microvascular dysfunction and left ventricular mass in a community-based cohort of African Americans. We examined participants of the Jackson Heart Study who had PAT and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging evaluations between 2007 and 2013. Consistent with pertinent literature, left ventricular mass index (LVMI) was adjusted for body size by indexing to height(2...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412022/acute-kidney-injury-is-associated-with-microvascular-myocardial-damage-following-myocardial-infarction
#18
Sebastian Johannes Reinstadler, Andreas Kronbichler, Martin Reindl, Hans-Josef Feistritzer, Veronika Innerhofer, Agnes Mayr, Gert Klug, Martin Tiefenthaler, Gert Mayer, Bernhard Metzler
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention. However, the pathophysiology of AKI in this setting is complex and goes beyond the administration of contrast media. Studies assessing the impact of infarct characteristics on AKI are currently lacking. Therefore, we investigated the association of AKI with myocardial as well as microvascular injury in an initial total of 361 consecutive STEMI patients treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention...
April 12, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410842/evidence-of-impaired-microvascular-dilatation-in-preterms-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Stefania Troiani, Andrea Cardona, Maddalena Milioni, Debora Monacelli, Alberto Verrotti, Marta Gehring, Giuseppe Ambrosio
BACKGROUND: Evaluating microcirculatory function in severely ill neonates is a relevant, unmet clinical need. Inappropriate peripheral microvascular vasodilatation is thought to contribute to cardiovascular alterations in preterm infants with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We directly evaluated microcirculatory function in preterms with ARDS. METHODS: Peripheral microvascular function was assessed in 50 newborns, divided in three groups: preterms with ARDS; at-term newborns with mild-moderate congenital cardiac disease (Cardio group); healthy controls...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410144/cardiotoxicity-in-oncology-and-coronary-microcirculation-future-challenges-in-theranostics
#20
Giovanni Peretto, Davide Lazzeroni, Carmem L Sartorio, Paolo G Camici
Many of the patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Recent evidence suggests that cardiac dysfunction and subsequent heart failure are mainly due to vascular toxicity rather than only to due to myocyte toxicity. However, not all of the vascular toxicity of cancer therapies can be explained by epicardial coronary artery disease. In fact, in the last decades, it has been found that myocardial ischemia may occur as a consequence of structural or functional dysfunction of the complex network of vessels, which cannot be seen by a coronary angiography: the coronary microcirculation...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
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