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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921743/exercise-training-dose-differentially-alters-muscle-and-heart-capillary-density-and-metabolic-functions-in-an-obese-rat-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Marcus Vinicius Machado, Aline Bomfim Vieira, Fabiana Gomes da Conceição, Alessandro Rodrigues Nascimento, Antonio Claudio Lucas da Nóbrega, Eduardo Tibirica
We evaluated the effect of frequency, duration and intensity of exercise training on metabolic parameters and structural capillary density in obese rats with metabolic syndrome (MS). Wistar-Kyoto rats were fed a either standard commercial diet (CON) or high-fat diet (HFD). Animals that received the HFD were randomly separated into either a sedentary (SED) group or 8 different exercise groups that varied by the frequency, duration and intensity of training. After 12 weeks of aerobic exercise training, body composition, aerobic capacity, hemodynamic variables, metabolic parameters and capillary density in the heart and skeletal muscle were evaluated...
September 17, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917555/incidence-and-significance-of-adhesions-encountered-during-epicardial-mapping-and-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-no-history-of-prior-cardiac-surgery-or-pericarditis
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Anthony Li, Eric Buch, Noel G Boyle, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Jason S Bradfield
BACKGROUND: Pericardial adhesions can prevent epicardial access and restrict catheter movement during mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) . The incidence of adhesions in patients without prior cardiac surgery or clinically evident pericarditis is not known. OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence of pericardial adhesions in patients without prior cardiac surgery or pericarditis and explore their impact. METHODS: A retrospective search of our ablation database containing patients who underwent epicardial ablation for VT was undertaken...
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912186/cardiomyopathies-due-to-left-ventricular-noncompaction-mitochondrial-and-storage-diseases-and-inborn-errors-of-metabolism
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REVIEW
Jeffrey A Towbin, John Lynn Jefferies
The normal function of the human myocardium requires the proper generation and utilization of energy and relies on a series of complex metabolic processes to achieve this normal function. When metabolic processes fail to work properly or effectively, heart muscle dysfunction can occur with or without accompanying functional abnormalities of other organ systems, particularly skeletal muscle. These metabolic derangements can result in structural, functional, and infiltrative deficiencies of the heart muscle. Mitochondrial and enzyme defects predominate as disease-related etiologies...
September 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899987/heart-failure-related-hyperphosphorylation-in-the-cardiac-troponin-i-c-terminus-has-divergent-effects-on-cardiac-function-in-vivo
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Yuejin Li, Guangshuo Zhu, Nazareno Paolocci, Pingbo Zhang, Cyrus Takahashi, Nazli Okumus, Amir Heravi, Gizem Keceli, Genaro Ramirez-Correa, David A Kass, Anne M Murphy
BACKGROUND: In human heart failure, Ser199 (equivalent to Ser200 in mouse) of cTnI (cardiac troponin I) is significantly hyperphosphorylated, and in vitro studies suggest that it enhances myofilament calcium sensitivity and alters calpain-mediated cTnI proteolysis. However, how its hyperphosphorylation affects cardiac function in vivo remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: To address the question, 2 transgenic mouse models were generated: a phospho-mimetic cTnIS200D and a phospho-silenced cTnIS200A, each driven by the cardiomyocyte-specific α-myosin heavy chain promoter...
September 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899498/galangin-ameliorates-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-vivo-by-modulation-of-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-and-inflammation-through-interplay-of-mapk-signaling-cascade
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Ameesha Tomar, Swati Vasisth, Sana Irfan Khan, Salma Malik, Tapas Chandra Nag, Dharamveer Singh Arya, Jagriti Bhatia
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cisplatin is a widely used chemotherapeutic agent but now-a-days its usage is limited in clinical chemotherapy because of its severe nephrotoxic effect on renal tissues. Galangin, a flavonoid obtained from ginger family has been demonstrated to have antioxidant, anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory properties. This study is aimed to investigate the possible ameliorative effect of galangin in a rodent model of cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Adult male albino wistar rats were divided into six groups (n=6) viz normal, cisplatin-control, galangin (25, 50 and 100mg/kg p...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878402/genetic-mechanisms-contribute-to-the-development-of-heart-failure-in-patients-with-atrioventricular-block-and-right-ventricular-apical-pacing
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Nana Liu, Min Zheng, Shijie Li, Hui Bai, Zhouying Liu, Cui Hong Hou, Shu Zhang, Jielin Pu
Right ventricular apical (RVA) pacing can lead to progressive left ventricular dysfunction and heart failure (HF), even in patients with normal cardiac structure and function. Our study conducted candidate gene screening and lentivirus transfected neonatal rat cardiomyocytes (NRCMs) to explore the genetic and pathogenic mechanisms of RVA pacing induced cardiomyopathy in third degree atrioventricular block (III AVB) patients. We followed 887 III AVB patients with baseline normal cardiac function and RVA pacing...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874934/emergency-physician-performed-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-simulated-cardiac-arrest
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Don V Byars, Jordan Tozer, John M Joyce, Michael J Vitto, Lindsay Taylor, Turan Kayagil, Matt Jones, Matthew Bishop, Barry Knapp, David Evans
INTRODUCTION: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a well-established method of evaluating cardiac pathology. It has many advantages over transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), including the ability to image the heart during active cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This prospective simulation study aims to evaluate the ability of emergency medicine (EM) residents to learn TEE image acquisition techniques and demonstrate those techniques to identify common pathologic causes of cardiac arrest...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871993/predicted-rate-of-secondary-malignancies-following-adjuvant-proton-versus-photon-radiation-therapy-for-thymoma
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J Vogel, L Lin, L A Litzky, A T Berman, C B Simone
PURPOSE: Thymic malignancies are the most common tumors of the anterior mediastinum. The benefit of adjuvant radiation therapy for stage II disease remains controversial, and patients treated with adjuvant radiation therapy are at risk of late complications, including radiation-induced secondary malignant neoplasms (SMNs), that may reduce the overall benefit of treatment. We assess the risk of predicted SMNs following adjuvant proton radiation therapy compared with photon radiation therapy after resection of stage II thymic malignancies to determine whether proton therapy improves the risk-benefit ratio...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862938/microstructural-alterations-and-oligodendrocyte-dysmaturation-in-white-matter-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-a-juvenile-porcine-model
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Gary R Stinnett, Stephen Lin, Alexandru V Korotcov, Ludmila Korotcova, Paul D Morton, Shruti D Ramachandra, Angeline Pham, Sonali Kumar, Kota Agematsu, David Zurakowski, Paul C Wang, Richard A Jonas, Nobuyuki Ishibashi
BACKGROUND: Newly developed white matter (WM) injury is common after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in severe/complex congenital heart disease. Fractional anisotropy (FA) allows measurement of macroscopic organization of WM pathology but has rarely been applied after CPB. The aims of our animal study were to define CPB-induced FA alterations and to determine correlations between these changes and cellular events after congenital heart disease surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Normal porcine WM development was first assessed between 3 and 7 weeks of age: 3-week-old piglets were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 CPB-induced insults...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842827/nephronectin-is-decreased-in-metastatic-breast-carcinoma-and-related-to-metastatic-organs
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Sayra Dilmac, Nuray Erin, Necdet Demir, Gamze Tanriover
Breast cancer causes death mostly due to distant metastasis. During metastasis, cancer cells create new conditions in which normal tissue structure can be disturbed. Nephronectin, which is the primary ligand for α8β1 integrin, plays an important role in kidney development. There are conflicting findings regarding its role in cancer progression and metastasis, especially in breast carcinoma. The aim of this study was to determine changes in nephronectin expression in primary tumor tissues and metastatic visceral organs, using metastatic and non-metastatic cell lines in a mouse model of breast cancer...
August 25, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840383/comprehensive-echocardiographic-assessment-of-biventricular-function-in-the-rabbit-animal-model-in-cardiovascular-research-feasibility-and-normal-values
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Sara Roldan Ramos, Guido Pieles, Wei Hui, Ryo Ishii, Cameron Slorach, Mark K Friedberg
Quantification of cardiac structure and function is central in cardiovascular research. Rabbits are valuable research models of cardiovascular human disease; however, there is little normal data available. The aim of this study was to investigate feasibility and provide normal values for comprehensive echocardiographic assessment of biventricular function in rabbits. New Zealand white rabbits underwent trans-thoracic echocardiography using a general electric (GE) Vivid 7/E9 system with a 10 MHz transducer, under light sedation, to evaluate biventricular function and dimensions...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838551/general-approach-to-a-wide-qrs-complex
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REVIEW
Roberto De Ponti, Giuseppe Bagliani, Luigi Padeletti, Andrea Natale
Wide QRS complex is present when the normal activation pattern is modified by various mechanisms and clinical conditions. Correct interpretation is crucial for appropriate decision making. When approaching an electrocardiogram (ECG) with wide complex tachycardia, one must differentiate between ventricular tachycardia and supraventricular tachycardia conducted with aberrancy. ECG criteria are used and algorithms developed to aid in differential diagnosis. They are based on finding ECG signs of ventriculoatrial dissociation and QRS morphologies inconsistent with classic bundle branch block...
September 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836409/cardio-protective-role-of-gingerol-along-with-prominent-anti-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-action-in-a-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-mellitus-rat-model
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Li-Ya Yu, Wen-Lei Shi, Xin-GuiGuo Guo
OBJECTIVES: Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized as a coronary heart disease which expands during diabetes due to alterations in the myocardial function and structure. The currentstudy intends to elucidate the protective effect of gingerol on DCM in a streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes mellitus (DM) rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, the animals were divided into three groups: normal control, DM control, and DM+gingerol (10 mg/kg)...
October 2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822962/glucose-transporter-4-glut4-deficient-hearts-develop-maladaptive-hypertrophy-in-response-to-physiologic-or-pathologic-stresses
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Adam Raymond Wende, Jaetaek Kim, William Holland, Benjamin E Wayment, Brian T O'Neill, Joseph Tuinei, Manoja K Brahma, Mark E Pepin, Mark A McCrory, Ivan Luptak, Ganesh V Halade, Sheldon E Litwin, E Dale Abel
Pathological cardiac hypertrophy may be associated with reduced expression of the GLUT4 glucose transporter in contrast to exercise-induced cardiac hypertrophy, where GLUT4 levels are increased. However, mice with cardiac specific deletion of GLUT4 (G4H-/-) have normal cardiac function in the unstressed state. This study tested the hypothesis that cardiac GLUT4 is required for myocardial adaptations to hemodynamic demands. G4H-/- and control littermates (Con) were subjected to either a pathological model of left ventricular pressure overload (transverse aortic constriction; TAC) or a physiological model of endurance exercise (swim training)...
August 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821295/coexistence-of-congenital-left-ventricular-aneurysm-and-prominent-left-ventricular-trabeculation-in-a-patient-with-ldb3-mutation-a-case-report
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Shengshuai Shan, Xiaoxiao He, Lin He, Min Wang, Chengyun Liu
BACKGROUND: The coexistence of congenital left ventricular aneurysm and abnormal cardiac trabeculation with gene mutation has not been reported previously. Here, we report a case of coexisting congenital left ventricular aneurysm and prominent left ventricular trabeculation in a patient with LIM domain binding 3 gene mutation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year-old Asian man showed paroxysmal sinus tachycardia and Q waves in an electrocardiogram health check. There were no specific findings in physical examinations and serological tests...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818088/assessment-of-the-effect-of-left-atrial-cryoablation-enhanced-by-ganglionated-plexi-ablation-in-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-open-heart-surgery
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Jiří Bárta, Radim Brát
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to investigate, whether enhancement of left atrial cryoablation by ablation of the autonomic nervous system of left atrium leads to influencing the outcomes of surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with structural heart disease undergoing open-heart surgery. METHODS: The observed patient file consisted of 100 patients, who have undergone a combined open-heart surgery at our department between July 2012 and December 2014...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808939/comparison-of-left-ventricular-shape-by-gated-spect-imaging-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Carmela Nappi, Valeria Gaudieri, Wanda Acampa, Roberta Assante, Emilia Zampella, Ciro Gabriele Mainolfi, Mario Petretta, Guido Germano, Alberto Cuocolo
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus induces structural and functional cardiac alterations that can result in heart failure. Left ventricular (LV) shape is a dynamic component of cardiac geometry influencing its contractile function. However, few data are available comparing LV shape index in diabetic and nondiabetic patients without overt coronary artery disease after balancing for coronary risk factors. METHODS: We studied 1168 patients with normal myocardial perfusion and normal LV ejection fraction on stress gated single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801407/the-boundaries-of-mild-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-design-of-the-searching-clinical-copd-onset-soon-study
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Gonzalo Labarca, Andrea Bustamante, Gonzalo Valdivia, Rodrigo Díaz, Álvaro Huete, Paul Mac Nab, Laura Mendoza, Jaime Leppe, Carmen Lisboa, Fernando Saldías, Orlando Díaz
INTRODUCTION: Clinical onset of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the point at which the disease is first identifiable by physicians. It is a poorly defined stage which seems to include both mild spirometric and non-spirometric disease, and could be described as early grade COPD, for practical purposes. While dyspnoea; chronic bronchitis and CT imaging evidence of emphysema and airway disease may be present very early, the lone significance of dyspnoea, the most relevant symptom in COPD in identifying these individuals, has been scarcely assessed...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798384/dynamics-of-spatiotemporal-line-defects-and-chaos-control-in-complex-excitable-systems
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Marcel Hörning, François Blanchard, Akihiro Isomura, Kenichi Yoshikawa
Spatiotemporal pattern formation governs dynamics and functions in various biological systems. In the heart, excitable waves can form complex oscillatory and chaotic patterns even at an abnormally higher frequency than normal heart beats, which increase the risk of fatal heart conditions by inhibiting normal blood circulation. Previous studies suggested that line defects (nodal lines) play a critical role in stabilizing those undesirable patterns. However, it remains unknown if the line defects are static or dynamically changing structures in heart tissue...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795025/sub-chronic-safety-evaluation-of-aqueous-extract-of-alangium-salvifolium-l-f-wangerin-leaves-in-rats
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Bhupinder Kapoor, Gagandeep Kaur, Mukta Gupta, Reena Gupta
Conventionally, the juice and extract of Alangium salvifolium leaves have been used for the treatment of diabetes, wound healing, dog bite, and as a poultice in rheumatism. To carry out the sub-chronic toxicity and thereafter safety evaluation of A. salvifolium leaves. The aqueous extract of A. salvifolium leaves was administered orally at the doses of 200, 400, and 800 mg/kg/day for 90 days. All the animals were observed daily for general behavior, changes in body weight, food, and water consumption. At the end of the treatment period, biochemical and hematological parameters were analyzed; and the animals were sacrificed for histopathological examination of heart, lungs, liver, and kidney...
July 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
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