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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415911/inflammatory-mechanisms-of-cardiovascular-remodeling
#1
Toshihisa Anzai
Inflammation and fibrosis play an important role in the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is caused by rupture of inflamed atherosclerotic plaque and subsequent atherothrombosis. Recent studies have shown that inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) can predict ACS development and have demonstrated the effectiveness of new therapeutic approaches targeting inflammation. Studies have also shown that an enhanced inflammatory response after myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with cardiac rupture, ventricular aneurysm formation, and exacerbation of left ventricular (LV) remodeling...
February 7, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406946/valvular-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Zorana Mrsic, Scott P Hopkins, Jared L Antevil, Philip S Mullenix
This article outlines the diagnosis and management of commonly occurring valvular heart diseases for the primary care provider. Basic understanding of pathologic murmurs is important for appropriate referral. Echocardiography is the gold standard for diagnosis and severity grading. Patients with progressive valvular heart disease should be followed annually by cardiology and imaging should be performed based on the severity of valvular dysfunction. Surgery or intervention is recommended only when symptoms dictate or when changes in left ventricular function occur...
March 2018: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386201/cd301b-mgl2-mononuclear-phagocytes-orchestrate-autoimmune-cardiac-valve-inflammation-and-fibrosis
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Lee A Meier, Jennifer L Auger, Brianna J Engelson, Hannah M Cowan, Elise R Breed, Mayra I Gonzalez-Torres, Joshua D Boyer, Mayank Verma, Aubyn Marath, Bryce A Binstadt
Background -Valvular heart disease (VHD) is common and affects the mitral valve (MV) most frequently. Despite the prevalence of mitral valve disease (MVD), the cellular and molecular pathways that initiate and perpetuate it are not well understood. Methods -K/B.g7 T cell receptor (TCR) transgenic mice spontaneously develop systemic autoantibody-associated autoimmunity, leading to fully-penetrant fibro-inflammatory MVD and arthritis. We used multiparameter flow cytometry, intracellular cytokine staining, and immunofluorescent staining to characterize the cells in inflamed K/B...
January 31, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357039/evolution-of-post-mortem-coronary-imaging-from-selective-coronary-arteriography-to-post-mortem-ct-angiography-and-beyond
#4
REVIEW
Emidio De Marco, Giuseppe Vacchiano, Paola Frati, Raffaele La Russa, Alessandro Santurro, Matteo Scopetti, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Vittorio Fineschi
Since the 1970s, remarkable efforts have been made in the post-mortem coronary study, especially by angiography, as an added tool to diagnose heart-related deaths. In more recent times, post-mortem CT (PMCT) and post-mortem CT-angiography (PMCTA) have become an established practice in numerous forensic units, because of the undeniable advantages these diagnostic instruments can offer: data acquisition times are increasingly fast, costs have become lower and, once acquired, data can be re-utilized and re-evaluated at any given time...
January 22, 2018: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353438/examination-of-pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-as-a-potential-biomarker-in-heart-failure-patients
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Zsolt Sarszegi, Dora Szabo, Balazs Gaszner, Attila Konyi, Dora Reglodi, Jozsef Nemeth, Beata Lelesz, Beata Polgar, Adel Jungling, Andrea Tamas
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a pleiotropic and multifunctional neuropeptide having neurotrophic, neuroprotective, and general cytoprotective actions in a variety of tissues based on its anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. Several studies have demonstrated its cardioprotective effects in vitro and in various animal models. However, few data are available on the presence of PACAP in human cardiac tissues and its role in the pathomechanism and progression of different cardiac disorders, particularly heart failure...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349977/-therapeutic-effects-of-internal-drainage-by-expanding-arthroscopic-gastrocnemius-semimembranosus-bursa-and-cyst-wall-resection-for-the-treatment-of-41-patients-with-popliteal-cysts
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Li-Chuang Wu, Hai-Bo Zhou, Chao Zhang, Lei Chen, Cai-Long Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical curative effects of internal drainage by expanding arthroscopic gastrocnemius-semimembranosus bursa(GSB) and cyst wall resection for the treatment of popliteal cysts. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients from May 2011 to December 2015. Arthroscopic treatment for 41 patients with popliteal fossa cysts, 18 males and 23 females, aged from 34 to 67 years old, averaged 42.6 years old. All the patients had preoperative magnetic resonance imagings to confirm the diagnosis and identify the valvular opening(Gastrocnemius-Semimembranosus bursa, GSB), as well as the associated intra-articular pathology...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315310/dysregulation-of-valvular-interstitial-cell-let-7c-mir-17-mir-20a-and-mir-30d-in-naturally-occurring-canine-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease
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Vicky K Yang, Albert K Tai, Terry P Huh, Dawn M Meola, Christine M Juhr, Nicholas A Robinson, Andrew M Hoffman
Canine myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) resembles the early stages of myxomatous pathology seen in human non-syndromic mitral valve prolapse, a common valvular heart disease in the adult human population. Canine MMVD is seen in older subjects, suggesting age-related epigenetic dysregulation leading to derangements in valvular cell populations and matrix synthesis or degradation. We hypothesized that valvular interstitial cells (VICs) undergo disease-relevant changes in miRNA expression. In primary VIC lines from diseased and control valves, miRNA expression was profiled using RT-qPCR and next generation sequencing...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311349/early-detection-of-subclinical-myocardial-damage-in-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-and-strategies-for-timely-treatment-of-asymptomatic-patients
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REVIEW
Joe K T Lee, Anna Franzone, Jonas Lanz, George C M Siontis, Stefan Stortecky, Christoph Gräni, Eva Roost, Stephan Windecker, Thomas Pilgrim
A series of hemodynamic and pathological responses occur in chronic aortic regurgitation, which eventually result in myocardial fibrosis and irreversible left ventricular dysfunction. According to guidelines, valvular surgery is recommended with the development of symptoms, left ventricular systolic dysfunction, or left ventricular dilatation. The optimal timing of surgical intervention has recently been questioned with documentation of irreversible myocardial damage resulting in incomplete left ventricular recovery and adverse clinical outcomes after surgery...
January 9, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282325/creation-of-disease-inspired-biomaterial-environments-to-mimic-pathological-events-in-early-calcific-aortic-valve-disease
#9
Ana M Porras, Jennifer A Westlund, Austin D Evans, Kristyn S Masters
An insufficient understanding of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) pathogenesis remains a major obstacle in developing treatment strategies for this disease. The aim of the present study was to create engineered environments that mimic the earliest known features of CAVD and apply this in vitro platform to decipher relationships relevant to early valve lesion pathobiology. Glycosaminoglycan (GAG) enrichment is a dominant hallmark of early CAVD, but culture of valvular interstitial cells (VICs) in biomaterial environments containing pathological amounts of hyaluronic acid (HA) or chondroitin sulfate (CS) did not directly increase indicators of disease progression such as VIC activation or inflammatory cytokine production...
December 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276437/continuous-suture-technique-for-aortic-valve-replacement-shortens-cross-clamp-and-bypass-times
#10
Tadashi Kitamura, James Edwards, Kagami Miyaji
The interrupted noneverting mattress suture technique is typically used in conventional surgical aortic valve replacement. The continuous suture technique, although faster, has been associated with a higher incidence of paravalvular leak. Using a slightly modified technique to minimize this risk, we investigated whether continuous suturing would shorten aortic cross-clamp time in aortic valve replacement in comparison with interrupted suturing. We reviewed the cases and compared the perioperative data of 60 consecutive patients in Japan and Australia (35 men and 25 women; median age, 70 yr) who had undergone aortic valve replacement with or without septal myectomy...
December 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273600/deficiency-of-natriuretic-peptide-receptor-2-promotes-bicuspid-aortic-valves-aortic-valve-disease-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-ascending-aortic-dilatations-in-mice
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Mark C Blaser, Kuiru Wei, Rachel L Adams, Yu-Qing Zhou, Laura-Lee Caruso, Zahra Mirzaei, Alan Lam, Richard K Tam, Hangjun Zhang, Scott P Heximer, Mark Henkelman, Craig A Simmons
Rationale: Aortic valve disease is a cell-mediated process without effective pharmacotherapy. C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) inhibits myofibrogenesis and osteogenesis of cultured valve interstitial cells (VICs), and is downregulated in stenotic aortic valves. However, it is unknown whether CNP signaling regulates aortic valve health in vivo. Objective: To determine whether a deficient CNP signaling axis in mice causes accelerated progression of aortic valve disease. Methods and Results: In cultured porcine VICs, CNP inhibited pathological differentiation via the guanylate cyclase natriuretic peptide receptor 2 (NPR2) and not the G-protein-coupled clearance receptor NPR3...
December 22, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273259/contemporary-application-of-point-of-care-echocardiography-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Jordan Chenkin, Clare L Atzema
Point-of-care echocardiography is revolutionizing the management of patients presenting with undifferentiated shock and cardiac arrest in the emergency department (ED). Its primary purpose is to aid the clinician in rapidly ruling in and ruling out life-threatening diagnoses at the bedside. In addition, it has become an important component of the clinical examination for stable patients seen in the ED with nonspecific signs and symptoms such as shortness of breath or syncope. Although first described to facilitate the diagnosis of pericardial effusions and cardiac standstill, ED echocardiography has since evolved and is now widely used by emergency physicians to help diagnose other important cardiovascular pathologic conditions that may be contributing to undifferentiated shock, such as left ventricular failure and right ventricular dilatation resulting from pulmonary embolism...
September 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240053/-method-of-preventive-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-venous-thrombosis
#13
I M Ignat'ev, A R Zubarev, E G Gradusov, E Iu Iupatov, N V Krivosheeva
AIM: The purpose of the study was to work out a method of preventive diagnosis of venous thromboses by means of ultrasonographic duplex scanning (USDS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 306 people were examined. Of these, 146 patients presented with acute venous thrombosis, 108 subjects suffered from varicose veins, and 52 were apparently healthy people composing the control group. All those enrolled into the study were examined by means of USDS, with the D-dimer level determined...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226889/assessment-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-phenotypes-and-associated-pathologies-a-transesophageal-echocardiographic-study
#14
Selcen Yakar Tülüce, Kamil Tülüce, Ersin Çağrı Şimşek, Özgen Şafak, Mehmet Şefa Ökten, Zeynep Yapan Emren, Sadık Volkan Emren, Uğur Kocabaş, Serdar Bayata, Cem Nazlı
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the frequency of different bicuspid aortic valve disease (BAV) phenotypes,the associated valvular pathologies, and the aortopathy phenotypes, using 2-dimensional (2D) transthoracic, 2D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and 3-dimensional (3D) TEE. METHODS: A total of 154 patients with BAV were included. Five BAV phenotypes were detected. To better define valvular pathologies, binary classifications of BAV were used: BAV with antero-posterior commisural line (BAV-AP) and right-left commissural line (BAV-RL)...
December 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221289/features-of-rheumatic-mitral-valves-and-a-grading-system-to-identify-suitable-repair-cases-in-china
#15
Tiange Luo, Jie Han, Xu Meng
Background: We aimed to assess the pathological characteristics of rheumatic mitral valve disease in Chinese patients and formulate a pathological grading system to identify cases suitable for rheumatic mitral valve repair (rMVP). Methods: Nearly 5 years of follow-up data on patients who underwent rMVP were analysed. A Kaplan-Meier survival curve for freedom from reoperation and valve failure was constructed. A pathological grading system of rheumatic mitral valve lesions (PGSRMVL) was developed based on the pathological characteristics of rheumatic mitral valve disease and tested by receiver operating characteristics (ROCs) curve analysis...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210840/conoscere-e-curare-il-cuore-1986-2016-how-the-heart-has-changed
#16
Alessandro Boccanelli
: The demographic transition, with longer life expectancy, is mainly due to prevention and care of atherosclerotic vascular and heart disease. The cardiovascular patient is now much older and often presents with coexisting geriatric syndromes that affect healthcare goals, outcomes, and the process of care. Numerous mechanisms at cellular level are responsible for cardiovascular aging such as replicative senescence, apoptosis, proteins misfolding, and inflammation. Aging-related modifications are increase in left-ventricular mass, increased left atrial size, myocardial collagen deposition, and calcium deposition in valvular structures and the coronary arteries...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191297/verification-of-heart-disease-implications-for-a-new-heart-transplantation-allocation-system
#17
Pejman Raeisi-Giglou, E Rene Rodriguez, Eugene H Blackstone, Carmela D Tan, Eileen M Hsich
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the accuracy of the pre-transplantation clinical diagnosis of heart disease in the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database. BACKGROUND: Because survival on the heart transplantation waitlist depends on underlying heart disease, a new allocation system will include the type of heart disease. Accuracy of the pre-transplantation clinical diagnosis and the effect of misclassification are unknown. METHODS: We included all adults who received transplants at our center between January 2009 to December 2015...
December 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166205/pregnant-women-with-heart-disease-placental-characteristics-and-their-association-with-fetal-adverse-events
#18
Fabio V Lima, Paraskevi Koutrolou-Sotiropoulou, Puja B Parikh, Cecilia Avila, Javed Butler, Kathleen Stergiopoulos
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with heart disease (HD) have higher rates of adverse fetal outcomes. We describe placental pathologic characteristics and their association with fetal events. METHODS: In pregnant women, known HD were categorized into: (1) cardiomyopathy (CM) or (2) other HD (congenital, coronary, arrhythmia, or valvular). Outcomes were maternal major adverse cardiac events (MACE), fetal adverse clinical events (FACE), a composite of infant death, prematurity, underweight status, intracranial hemorrhage, and respiratory distress...
September 2016: Acute Cardiac Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150779/perioperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-for-non-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Ashraf Fayad, Sasha K Shillcutt
PURPOSE: The use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has evolved to include patients undergoing high-risk non-cardiac procedures and patients with significant cardiac disease undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Implementation of basic TEE education in training programs has increased across a broad spectrum of procedures in the perioperative arena. This paper describes the use of perioperative TEE in non-cardiac surgery and provides an overview of the basic TEE examination. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Perioperative TEE is used to monitor hemodynamic parameters in non-cardiac procedures where there is a high risk of hemodynamic instability...
November 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145782/comprehensive-preclinical-postmortem-evaluation-of-valvular-prosthesis
#20
Armando Tellez, Krista N Dillon, Serge D Rousselle
Transcatheter prosthetic valves are heralding a new era in interventional cardiology and affording real therapeutic options to categories of patients currently medically disqualified, namely the elderly and higher risk individuals. An increasing variety of novel artificial valve designs and delivery systems are being tested preclinically. Cardiologists and surgeons are generally well-equipped to assess deliverability and function; however, methods for pathological evaluation of animals enrolled in transcatheter valve implant testing are scant, often vague, and far from consensual...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
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