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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550760/exercise-training-ameliorates-matrix-metalloproteinases-2-and-9-messenger-rna-expression-and-mitigates-adverse-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Flávio S Silva, Raul H Bortolin, Diego N Araújo, Dáfiny E S Marques, João Paulo M S Lima, Adriana A Rezende, Wouber H B Vieira, Naisandra B Silva, Karina C P Medeiros, Paul W Ackermann, Bento J Abreu, Fernando A L Dias
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate whether exercise training (ExT) would ameliorate expression of key genes for myocardial morphostructure and mitigate adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling in experimental type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS AND RESULTS: Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: sedentary control (SC, n=9), trained control (TC, n=13), sedentary diabetic (SD, n=20), and trained diabetic (TD, n=17). T1D was induced by 40 mg/kg streptozotocin (single dose, i...
May 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549111/diabetic-db-db-mice-do-not-develop-heart-failure-upon-pressure-overload-a-longitudinal-in-vivo-pet-mri-and-mrs-study-on-cardiac-metabolic-structural-and-functional-adaptations
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Desiree Abdurrachim, Miranda Nabben, Verena Hoerr, Michael T Kuhlmann, Philipp Bovenkamp, Jolita Ciapaite, Ilvy M E Geraets, Will Coumans, Joost J F P Luiken, Jan F C Glatz, Michael Schäfers, Klaas Nicolay, Cornelius Faber, Sven Hermann, Jeanine J Prompers
Aim: Heart failure is associated with altered myocardial substrate metabolism and impaired cardiac energetics. Comorbidities like diabetes may influence the metabolic adaptations during heart failure development. We quantified to what extent changes in substrate preference, lipid accumulation, and energy status predict the longitudinal development of hypertrophy and failure in the non-diabetic and the diabetic heart. Methods and results: Transverse aortic constriction (TAC) was performed in non-diabetic ( db /+) and diabetic ( db/db ) mice to induce pressure overload...
May 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545264/reduction-of-dose-to-the-contralateral-breast-by-superflab-use-in-radiation-therapy-for-mammary-carcinomas
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Akanksha Solanki, Athiyaman M, Hemalatha A, H S Kumar
Background: Radiation therapy is an integral part of multimodality treatment for locally advanced carcinoma of breast. Radiation doses to nearby critical normal structures like heart, lungs, and contralateral breast (CLB increases risk of second malignancies. In this study, we measured doses to the CLB and studied effects of a 1 cm thickness superflap. Materials and Methods: Fifty post-mastectomy carcinoma breast patients were included in the study.Radiation therapy of 50 Gy was planned in 25 fractions, 5 days a week, using the Eclipse Treatment Planning System version 8...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543396/functional-and-structural-assessment-of-the-effect-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Somia H Abd Allah, Samia Hussein, Mai M Hasan, Raghda H A Deraz, Wafaa F Hussein, Laila M E Sabik
Cardiomyopathy induced by doxorubicin (DOX) was recognized at an early stage and also several years after drug administration. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have many properties that make them suitable for preventive and/ or regenerative therapies. In this study, we evaluated the effect of MSCs in the functional and the structural improvement of DOX-induced cardiomyopathy in rats. Ninety adult male albino rats were randomly divided into three equal groups of thirty rats each: Group I (control): rats received normal saline...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536668/brugada-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-vascular-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-sudden-death-risk-amplified
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Jason D'Souza, Divyanshu Malhotra, Aditya Goud, Chanukya Dahagam, George Everett
The vast majority of sudden cardiac arrests occur in patients with structural heart disease and in approximately 10% of the cases, it can occur in those with structurally normal hearts. Brugada syndrome is an autosomal dominant sodium channelopathy that has been implicated in sudden deaths. Given their low prevalence, our knowledge about Brugada syndrome is still evolving. Apart from schizophrenia, there have been no reports of associated medical conditions. We recently encountered a patient with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome who was also found to have Brugada syndrome...
April 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533813/rapid-identification-of-growth-years-and-profiling-of-bioactive-ingredients-in-astragalus-membranaceus-var-mongholicus-huangqi-roots-from-hunyuan-shanxi
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Hua-Sheng Peng, Jun Wang, He-Ting Zhang, Hai-Yan Duan, Xiao-Mei Xie, Ling Zhang, Ming-En Cheng, Dai-Yin Peng
BACKGROUND: The content of medicinal bioactive constituents in huangqi is affected by plant age. In this study, we devised a quick and convenient method for determining the age of huangqi, which was cultivated in Hunyuan County (Shanxi Province). METHODS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 growth years huangqi had 38 samples, all samples were collected separately. The growth rings in these samples were observed after making paraffin section and freehand-section. The relationship between growth rings and its growth years was analyzed by SPSS 19...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530078/-athlete-s-heart-the-more-the-merrier
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REVIEW
Reut Shavit, Michael Glikson, Naama Constantini
Regular moderate exercise training is effective for the prevention and treatment of many common chronic diseases and improves cardiovascular health and life expectancy. However, long-term excessive endurance exercise may induce pathological structural remodeling of the heart. The athlete's heart is characterized by enlargement of cardiac chambers and eccentric hypertrophy with preserved myocardial function as normal physiological adaptations for prolonged and intense endurance physical stress. However, recent studies have demonstrated transient right ventricular dysfunction and elevation of cardiac biomarkers following intense endurance exercise...
September 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528723/ventricular-pacing-in-single-ventricles-a-bad-combination
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Anica Bulic, Frank J Zimmerman, Scott R Ceresnak, Ira Shetty, Kara S Motonaga, Anne Freter, Anthony V Trela, Deb Hanisch, Lisa Russo, Kishor Avasarala, Anne M Dubin
BACKGROUND: Chronic ventricular pacing (VP) is associated with systolic dysfunction in a subset of pediatric patients with heart block and structurally normal hearts. The effect of chronic VP in congenital heart disease is less well understood, specifically in the single-ventricle (SV) population. OBJECTIVE: To determine the longitudinal effect of VP in SV patients. METHODS: SV patients with heart block and dual-chamber pacemakers requiring >50% VP were compared with nonpaced (controls) SV patients matched for age, sex, and SV morphology...
June 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528161/functional-implication-of-mitral-annular-disjunction-in-mitral-valve-prolapse-a-quantitative-dynamic-3d-echocardiographic%C3%A2-study
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Alex Pui-Wai Lee, Chun-Na Jin, Yiting Fan, Randolph H L Wong, Malcolm J Underwood, Song Wan
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the hypothesis that mitral annular disjunction (MAD) is associated with abnormal annular dynamics due to decoupling of annular-ventricular function. BACKGROUND: MAD, defined as a separation between the atrial wall-mitral valve (MV) junction and left ventricular (LV) attachment, is a structural abnormality occurring in MV prolapse (MVP). Few data exist on the 3-dimensional (3D) geometry of MAD and its functional implication...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522333/development-of-qsars-for-parameterizing-physiology-based-toxicokinetic-models
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Dimosthenis Α Sarigiannis, Krystalia Papadaki, Periklis Kontoroupis, Spyros P Karakitsios
A Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR) model was developed in order to predict physicochemical and biochemical properties of industrial chemicals of various groups. This model was based on the solvation equation, originally proposed by Abraham. In this work Abraham's solvation model got parameterized using artificial intelligence techniques such as artificial neural networks (ANNs) for the prediction of partitioning into kidney, heart, adipose, liver, muscle, brain and lung for the estimation of the bodyweight-normalized maximal metabolic velocity (Vmax) and the Michaelis - Menten constant (Km)...
May 15, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514398/-structural-features-of-the-lipid-bilayer-of-the-red-blood-cell-membrane-in-people-with-isolated-hypercholesterolemia-without-coronary-artery-disease-and-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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A P Vasilev, N N Streltsova, N L Lystsova
AIM: To identify the specific features of modifying the lipid composition of the red blood cell membrane in people with isolated hypercholesterolemia without coronary heart disease (CHD) and in CHD patients with different functional classes of angina pectoris. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 92 men with Functional Class II-IV stable angina, 22 men with isolated hypercholesterolemia (HC) without CHD, and 18 healthy men with normal cholesterol levels were examined. Blood plasma cholesterol levels were determined in all the examinees...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510119/genetic-epidemiology-of-titin-truncating-variants-in-the-etiology-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Ali M Tabish, Valerio Azzimato, Aris Alexiadis, Byambajav Buyandelger, Ralph Knöll
Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome defined by the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the body's metabolic demands. Major causes of HF are cardiomyopathies (diseases of the myocardium associated with mechanical and/or electrical dysfunction), among which the most common form is dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). DCM is defined by ventricular chamber enlargement and systolic dysfunction with normal left ventricular wall thickness, which leads to progressive HF. Over 60 genes are linked to the etiology of DCM...
May 5, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497127/evidence-of-glycolysis-up-regulation-and-pyruvate-mitochondrial-oxidation-mismatch-during-mechanical-unloading-of-the-failing-human-heart-implications-for-cardiac-reloading-and-conditioning
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Nikolaos A Diakos, Sutip Navankasattusas, E Dale Abel, Jared Rutter, Lauren McCreath, Peter Ferrin, Stephen H McKellar, Dylan V Miller, Song Y Park, Russell S Richardson, Ralph Deberardinis, James E Cox, Abdallah G Kfoury, Craig H Selzman, Josef Stehlik, James C Fang, Dean Y Li, Stavros G Drakos
This study sought to investigate the effects of mechanical unloading on myocardial energetics and the metabolic perturbation of heart failure (HF) in an effort to identify potential new therapeutic targets that could enhance the unloading-induced cardiac recovery. The authors prospectively examined paired human myocardial tissue procured from 31 advanced HF patients at left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant and at heart transplant plus tissue from 11 normal donors. They identified increased post-LVAD glycolytic metabolites without a coordinate increase in early, tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle intermediates...
October 2016: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496027/expression-profile-of-matricellular-proteins-in-hypertrophied-right-ventricle-of-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertensive-rats
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Keisuke Imoto, Muneyoshi Okada, Hideyuki Yamawaki
Matricellular proteins, a non-structural extracellular matrix (ECM) component, bind to and modulate various molecules including growth factor, cytokine, protease, other ECM components and cell membrane receptors. While most matricellular proteins are hardly expressed in normal adult tissue, they are re-expressed in heart tissue during cardiac diseases. The present study aimed to clarify the mRNA expression profile of matricellular proteins [secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine: SPARC, hevin, thrombospondin (TSP)-1, -2 and -4, CCN1 and 5, tenascin (Tn)C and N, periostin and osteopontin (OPN)] in hypertrophied right ventricle (RV) of monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary hypertensive rats...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494446/mutation-load-of-multiple-ion-channel-gene-mutations-in-brugada-syndrome
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Francesca Gualandi, Fatima Zaraket, Michele Malagù, Giulia Parmeggiani, Cecilia Trabanelli, Sergio Fini, Xiao Dang, Xiaoming Wei, Mingyan Fang, Matteo Bertini, Roberto Ferrari, Alessandra Ferlini
Brugada syndrome is a primary arrhythmic syndrome that accounts for 20% of all sudden cardiac death cases in individuals with a structurally normal heart. Pathogenic variants associated with Brugada syndrome have been identified in over 19 genes, with SCN5A as a pivotal gene accounting for nearly 30% of cases. In contrast to other arrhythmogenic channelopathies (such as long QT syndrome), digenic inheritance has never been reported in Brugada syndrome. Exploring 66 cardiac genes using a new custom next-generation sequencing panel, we identified a double heterozygosity for pathogenic mutations in SCN5A and TRPM4 in a Brugada syndrome patient...
May 12, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493996/left-ventricular-functional-structural-and-energetic-effects-of-normal-aging-comparison-with-hypertension
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Jehill D Parikh, Kieren G Hollingsworth, Dorothy Wallace, Andrew M Blamire, Guy A MacGowan
OBJECTIVES: Both aging and hypertension are significant risk factors for heart failure in the elderly. The purpose of this study was to determine how aging, with and without hypertension, affects left ventricular function. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of magnetic resonance imaging and 31P spectroscopy-based measurements of left ventricular structure, global function, strains, pulse wave velocity, high energy phosphate metabolism in 48 normal subjects and 40 treated hypertensive patients (though no other cardiovascular disease or diabetes) stratified into 3 age deciles from 50-79 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493471/what-role-does-the-stress-response-have-in-congestive-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Ahmed Badreddin, Youssef Fady, Hamdy Attia, Mohamed Hafez, Ahmed Khairallah, Dina Johar, Larry Bernstein
This review is concerned with cardiac malfunction as a result of an imbalance in protein proteostasis, the homeostatic balance between protein removal and regeneration in a long remodeling process involving the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and the unfolded protein response (UPR). The importance of this is of special significance with regard to cardiac function as a high energy requiring muscular organ that has a high oxygen requirement and is highly dependent on mitochondria. The importance of mitochondria is not only concerned with high energy dependence on mitochondrial electron transport, but it also has a role in the signaling between the mitochondria and the ER under stress...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489693/dysfunctional-autonomic-regulation-of-the-choroid-in-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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C Nathaniel Roybal, Elisabeth Sledz, Yasser Elshatory, Li Zhang, David R P Almeida, Eric K Chin, Brice Critser, Michael D Abramoff, Stephen R Russell
PURPOSE: To study the effect of changing perfusion pressures on retinal and choroidal structure in central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS: This prospective observational case series included seven healthy volunteers (14 eyes) and seven patients (14 eyes) with CSC. Each patient underwent spectral domain optical coherence tomography with enhanced depth imaging in the upright (sitting) and supine positions. Image segmentation focused on central macular thickness, subretinal fluid, total macular volume, choroidal thickness, and choriocapillaris thickness...
May 9, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486839/brugada-syndrome-and-the-story-of-dave
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Samira Kashinath Dhamapurkar, Barbara A Wilson, Anita Rose, Gerhard Florschutz
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a little known genetic condition that causes severe disturbances in cardiac rhythm and may result in sudden unexpected cardiac death in an apparently healthy person. The heart structure is typically normal but there are problems with electrical activity. The syndrome is named after Spanish brothers who are cardiologists, Pedro and Josep Brugada. BrS is the major cause of sudden unexplained death syndrome (SUDS), also known as sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS). Following a description of the syndrome, including its prevalence and incidence, how it is diagnosed and how it can be treated, we consider those who survive a cardiac arrest and what problems they may face...
May 10, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485281/influence-of-the-amount-of-myocardium-subtended-to-a-coronary-stenosis-on-the-index-of-microcirculatory-resistance-implications-for-the-invasive-assessment-of-microcirculatory-function-in-ischemic-heart-disease
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Mauro Echavarría-Pinto, Tim P van de Hoef, Sukhjinder Nijjer, Nieves Gonzalo, Luis Nombela-Franco, Borja Ibañez, Sayan Sen, Ricardo Petraco, Pilar Jimenez-Quevedo, Ivan J Nuñez-Gil, Enrico Cerrato, Pablo Salinas, Alicia Quirós, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Antonio Fernandez-Ortiz, Carlos Macaya, Justin Davies, Jan Piek, Javier Escaned
AIMS: The index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) is growingly used to quantify microcirculatory function. However, in normal coronary arteries, resistance increases with the branching structure of the coronary tree, which suggest that IMR could be influenced by the amount of downstream myocardial mass (MM). We aimed to evaluate the influence of the amount of MM subtended to an intermediate stenosis on the IMR. METHODS AND RESULTS: IMR, fractional flow reserve and coronary flow reserve (CFR) were measured in 123 coronary arteries (102 patients) with intermediate stenosis...
May 9, 2017: EuroIntervention
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