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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107664/safety-and-efficacy-of-cardiopoietic-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-post-infarction-left-ventricular-dysfunction-from-cardioprotection-to-functional-repair-in-a-translational-pig-infarction-model
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Maximilian Y Emmert, Petra Wolint, Andras Jakab, Sean P Sheehy, Francesco S Pasqualini, Thi Dan Linh Nguyen, Monika Hilbe, Burkhardt Seifert, Benedikt Weber, Chad E Brokopp, Dominika Macejovska, Etem Caliskan, Arnold von Eckardstein, Ruth Schwartlander, Viola Vogel, Volkmar Falk, Kevin Kit Parker, Mariann Gyöngyösi, Simon P Hoerstrup
To date, clinical success of cardiac cell-therapies remains limited. To enhance the cardioreparative properties of stem cells, the concept of lineage-specification through cardiopoietic-guidance has been recently suggested. However, so far, only results from murine studies and from a clinical pilot-trial in chronic heart-failure (CHF) are available, while systematic evidence of its therapeutic-efficacy is still lacking. Importantly, also no data from large animals or for other indications are available. Therefore, we here investigate the therapeutic-efficacy of human cardiopoietic stem cells in the treatment of post-infarction LV-dysfunction using a translational pig-model...
November 23, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104481/identification-of-the-potentially-arrhythmogenic-substrate-in-the-acute-phase-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Diego Penela, Juan Acosta, David Andreu, Jose T Ortiz, Xavier Bosch, Rosario J Perea, Teresa M de Caralt, Juan Fernández-Armenta, David Soto, Susana Prat, Roger Borràs, Lluis Mont, Vanessa Hervas, Manuel Morales, Wladimiro Jiménez, Aurea Mira, Jim Donnelly, Okan Ekinci, Luis Lasalvia, Antonio Berruezo
BACKGROUND: Predicting sudden cardiac death risk in the first months after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains challenging. OBJECTIVE: To investigate late gadolinium enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR) capacity to identify the potentially arrhythmogenic substrate and its temporal evolution after a STEMI. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients with a first STEMI were included. A 3D high-resolution LGE-CMR was obtained at 3T at day 7 and 180...
January 16, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100471/valve-thrombosis-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-significance-of-blood-stasis-on-the-leaflets
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Koohyar Vahidkhah, Mohammed Barakat, Mostafa Abbasi, Shahnaz Javani, Peyman N Azadani, Anwar Tandar, Danny Dvir, Ali N Azadani
OBJECTIVES: Leaflet thrombosis following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and valve-in-valve (ViV) procedures has been increasingly recognized. However, the factors affecting the post-TAVR/ViV thrombosis are not fully understood. This study aimed to investigate the effect of the geometric confinement of transcatheter aortic valve (TAV) on blood residence time (BRT) on the TAV leaflets and in turn on the post-TAVR valve thrombosis. METHODS: Two computational models, representing a surgical bioprosthesis and a TAV, were developed to study the effect of the geometric confinement on BRT on the leaflets in ViV setting/TAVR Intra-annular positioning...
January 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099883/beta2-adrenergic-signaling-affects-the-phenotype-of-human-cardiac-progenitor-cells-through-emt-modulation
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Francesca Pagano, Francesco Angelini, Camilla Siciliano, Julia Tasciotti, Giorgio Mangino, Elena De Falco, Roberto Carnevale, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Giacomo Frati, Isotta Chimenti
Human cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) offer great promises to cardiac cell therapy for heart failure. Many in vivo studies have shown their therapeutic benefits, paving the way for clinical translation. The 3D model of cardiospheres (CSs) represents a unique niche-like in vitro microenvironment, which includes CPCs and supporting cells. CSs have been shown to form through a process mediated by epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). β2-adrenergic signaling significantly affects stem/progenitor cells activation and mobilization in multiple tissues, and crosstalk between β2-adrenergic signaling and EMT processes has been reported...
January 15, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096415/increased-mitochondrial-nanotunneling-activity-induced-by-calcium-imbalance-affects-intermitochondrial-matrix-exchanges
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Manuela Lavorato, V Ramesh Iyer, Williams Dewight, Ryan R Cupo, Valentina Debattisti, Ludovic Gomez, Sergio De la Fuente, Yan-Ting Zhao, Héctor H Valdivia, György Hajnóczky, Clara Franzini-Armstrong
Exchanges of matrix contents are essential to the maintenance of mitochondria. Cardiac mitochondrial exchange matrix content in two ways: by direct contact with neighboring mitochondria and over longer distances. The latter mode is supported by thin tubular protrusions, called nanotunnels, that contact other mitochondria at relatively long distances. Here, we report that cardiac myocytes of heterozygous mice carrying a catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia-linked RyR2 mutation (A4860G) show a unique and unusual mitochondrial response: a significantly increased frequency of nanotunnel extensions...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094777/high-resolution-structural-evidence-suggests-the-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-forms-microdomains-with-acidic-stores-lysosomes-in-the-heart
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Daniel Aston, Rebecca A Capel, Kerrie L Ford, Helen C Christian, Gary R Mirams, Eva A Rog-Zielinska, Peter Kohl, Antony Galione, Rebecca A B Burton, Derek A Terrar
Nicotinic Acid Adenine Dinucleotide Phosphate (NAADP) stimulates calcium release from acidic stores such as lysosomes and is a highly potent calcium-mobilising second messenger. NAADP plays an important role in calcium signalling in the heart under basal conditions and following β-adrenergic stress. Nevertheless, the spatial interaction of acidic stores with other parts of the calcium signalling apparatus in cardiac myocytes is unknown. We present evidence that lysosomes are intimately associated with the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) in ventricular myocytes; a median separation of 20 nm in 2D electron microscopy and 3...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092530/feasibility-of-multi-plane-transmit-beamforming-for-real-time-volumetric-cardiac-imaging-a-simulation-study
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Yinran Chen, Ling Tong, Alejandra Ortega, Jianwen Luo, Jan D'hooge
Today's three-dimensional (3-D) cardiac ultrasound imaging systems suffer from relatively low spatial and temporal resolution, limiting their applicability in daily clinical practice. To address this problem, 3-D diverging wave imaging with spatial coherent compounding (DWC) as well as 3-D multi-line-transmit (MLT) imaging have recently been proposed. Currently, the former improves the temporal resolution significantly at the expense of image quality and the risk of introducing motion artifacts whereas the latter only provides a moderate gain in volume rate but mostly preserves quality...
January 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089095/characteristics-of-anatomy-and-function-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-and-their-relationships-in-patients-with-cardioembolic-stroke-a-3-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-study
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Yuki Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Morino, Akiko Kumagai, Maiko Hozawa, Motoyuki Nakamura, Yasuo Terayama, Atsushi Tashiro
BACKGROUND: Increasing attention is being paid to the left atrial appendage (LAA) in the context of risk stratification in cardioembolic stroke (CES) and the requirement for meticulous planning of percutaneous closure device implantation. However, detailed systematic assessment of the LAA remains limited. METHODS: This study evaluated the anatomy and function of LAA using 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D-TEE) on 194 consecutive patients older than 50 years old hospitalized exclusively for CES...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087483/cell-number-per-spheroid-and-electrical-conductivity-of-nanowires-influence-the-function-of-silicon-nanowired-human-cardiac-spheroids
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Yu Tan, Dylan Richards, Robert C Coyle, Jenny Yao, Ruoyu Xu, Wenyu Gou, Hongjun Wang, Donald R Menick, Bozhi Tian, Ying Mei
: Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) provide an unlimited cell source to treat cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of death worldwide. However, current hiPSC-CMs retain an immature phenotype that leads to difficulties for integration with adult myocardium after transplantation. To address this, we recently utilized electrically conductive silicon nanowires (e-SiNWs) to facilitate self-assembly of hiPSC-CMs to form nanowired hiPSC cardiac spheroids...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086779/the-effect-of-electrical-conductivity-of-myocardium-on-cardiac-pumping-efficacy-a-computational-study
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Ana Rahma Yuniarti, Ki Moo Lim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The existence of non-excitable cells in the myocardium leads to the increasing conduction non-uniformity and decreasing myocardial electrical conductivity. Slowed myocardial conduction velocity (MCV) believed to enhance the probability of cardiac arryhthmia and alter the cardiac mechanical pumping efficacy, even in sinus rhythm. Though several studies on the correlation between MCV and cardiac electrical instabilities exist, there has been no study concerning correlation or causality between MCV and cardiac mechanical pumping efficacy, due to the limitation in clinical methods to document and evaluate cardiac mechanical responses directly...
January 10, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070743/cardiac-ct-angiography-ccta-predicts-left-atrial-appendage-occluder-device-size-and-procedure-outcome
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Orly Goitein, Noam Fink, Ilan Hay, Elio Di Segni, Victor Guetta, David Goitein, Yafim Brodov, Eli Konen, Michael Glikson
AIM: To investigate the role of cardiac CT angiography (CCTA) in predicting optimal left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder size and procedure outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-six patients underwent pre-procedural CCTA. CCTA and TEE LAA orifice diameters and perimeters were compared with the implanted device size. CCTA 3D configuration was correlated with procedure outcome. Watchman™ device (N = 18): diameters were 21 ± 4, 26 ± 5 and 25 ± 3 mm for TEE, CCTA and inserted device, respectively...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069985/high-throughput-imaging-of-cardiac-microtissues-for-the-assessment-of-cardiac-contraction-during-drug-discovery
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Amy Pointon, James Pilling, Thierry Dorval, Yinhai Wang, Caroline Archer, Christopher Pollard
Cardiotoxicity is a common cause of attrition in preclinical and clinical drug development. Current in vitro approaches have two main limitations, they either are limited to low throughput methods not amendable to drug discovery or lack the physiological responses to allow an integrated risk assessment. A human 3D cardiac microtissue containing human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPS-CMs), cardiac endothelial cells and cardiac fibroblast were used to assess their suitability to detect drug induced changes in cardiomyocyte contraction...
November 15, 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069694/myocardial-tissue-engineering-with-cells-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-a-native-like-high-resolution-3-dimensionally-printed-scaffold
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Ling Gao, Molly Kupfer, Jangwook Jung, Libang Yang, Patrick Zhang, Yong Sie, Quyen Tran, Visar Ajeti, Brian Freeman, Vladimir Fast, Paul Campagnola, Brenda Ogle, Jianyi Zhang
RATIONALE: Conventional three-dimensional (3D) printing techniques cannot produce structures of the size at which individual cells interact. OBJECTIVE: Here, we used multiphoton-excited, 3-dimensional printing (MPE-3DP) to generate a native-like, extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffold with submicron resolution, and then seeded the scaffold with cardiomyocytes (CMs), smooth-muscle cells (SMCs), and endothelial cells (ECs) that had been differentiated from human induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to generate a human, iPSC-derived cardiac muscle patch (hCMP), which was subsequently evaluated in a murine model of myocardial infarction (MI)...
January 9, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067199/ct-in-patients-with-tricuspid-regurgitation-prior-to-transcatheter-valve-repair-dynamic-analysis-of-the-annulus-with-an-individually-tailored-contrast-media-protocol
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Ricarda Hinzpeter, Matthias Eberhard, Philipp Burghard, Felix C Tanner, Maurizio Taramasso, Robert Manka, Gudrun Feuchtner, Francesco Maisano, Hatem Alkadhi
AIMS: To introduce a contrast media (CM)-protocol for the dynamic visualization of the tricuspid valve (TV) and tricuspid annulus (TA) with CT. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifteen patients with no cardiac abnormalities (=controls), 15 patients with functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) <3+ and 13 patients with FTR ≥3+ underwent a dedicated cardiac CT protocol. Using an advanced visualization, segmentation and analysis software, the annular area, entire annular circumference, its three parts, and annular diameters were measured by two independent, blinded readers...
January 10, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063988/engineered-extracellular-microenvironment-with-a-tunable-mechanical-property-for-controlling-cell-behavior-and-cardiomyogenic-fate-of-cardiac-stem-cells
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Min-Young Choi, Jong-Tae Kim, Won-Jin Lee, Yunki Lee, Kyung Min Park, Young-Il Yang, Ki Dong Park
: Endogenous cardiac stem cells (CSCs) are known to play a certain role in the myocardial homeostasis of the adult heart. The extracellular matrix (ECM) surrounding CSCs provides mechanical signals to regulate a variety of cell behaviors, yet the impact in the adult heart of these mechanical properties of ECM on CSC renewal and fate decisions is mostly unknown. To elucidate CSC mechanoresponses at the individual cell and myocardial level, we used the sol-to-gel transitional gelatin-poly(ethylene glycol)-tyramine (GPT) hydrogel with a tunable mechanical property to construct a three-dimensional (3D) matrix for culturing native myocardium and CSCs...
January 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060288/drosophila-preparation-and-longitudinal-imaging-of-heart-function-in-vivo-using-optical-coherence-microscopy-ocm
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Jing Men, Jason Jerwick, Penghe Wu, Mingming Chen, Aneesh Alex, Yutao Ma, Rudolph E Tanzi, Airong Li, Chao Zhou
Longitudinal study of the heartbeat in small animals contributes to understanding structural and functional changes during heart development. Optical coherence microscopy (OCM) has been demonstrated to be capable of imaging small animal hearts with high spatial resolution and ultrahigh imaging speed. The high image contrast and noninvasive properties make OCM ideal for performing longitudinal studies without requiring tissue dissections or staining. Drosophila has been widely used as a model organism in cardiac developmental studies due to its high number of orthologous human disease genes, its similarity of molecular mechanisms and genetic pathways with vertebrates, its short life cycle, and its low culture cost...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058478/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking-biventricular-two-dimensional-and-three-dimensional-strains-to-evaluate-ventricular-function-in-children-after-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-as-compared-with-healthy-children
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Fernando M Berganza, Cesar Gonzalez de Alba, Nazire Özcelik, Dilachew Adebo
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is an important tool to evaluate cardiac anatomy and ventricular size and function after repaired tetralogy of Fallot. Magnetic resonance tissue tagging is the gold standard for evaluation of myocardial strain. However, myocardial tagging strain requires tagged images to be obtained prospectively, during the scan and with limited temporal resolution. Cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking is a new tool that allows the retrospective analysis of cine images. There is limited experience with cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking strain analysis in children...
January 5, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055859/right-ventricular-strain-torsion-and-dyssynchrony-in-healthy-subjects-using-3d-spiral-cine-dense-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Jonathan Suever, Gregory Wehner, Linyuan Jing, David Powell, Sean Hamlet, Jonathan Grabau, Dimitri Mojsejenko, Kristin Andres, Christopher Haggerty, Brandon Fornwalt
Mechanics of the left ventricle (LV) are important indicators of cardiac function. The role of right ventricular (RV) mechanics is largely unknown due to the technical limitations of imaging its thin wall and complex geometry and motion. By combining 3D Displacement Encoding with Stimulated Echoes (DENSE) with a post-processing pipeline that includes a local coordinate system, it is possible to quantify RV strain, torsion, and synchrony. In this study, we sought to characterize RV mechanics in 50 healthy individuals and compare these values to their LV counterparts...
December 29, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055830/stratified-decision-forests-for-accurate-anatomical-landmark-localization-in-cardiac-images
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Ozan Oktay, Wenjia Bai, Ricardo Guerrero, Martin Rajchl, Antonio de Marvao, Declan P O'Regan, Stuart A Cook, Mattias P Heinrich, Ben Glocker, Daniel Rueckert
Accurate localization of anatomical landmarks is an important step in medical imaging, as it provides useful prior information for subsequent image analysis and acquisition methods. It is particularly useful for initialization of automatic image analysis tools (e.g. segmentation and registration) and detection of scan planes for automated image acquisition. Landmark localization has been commonly performed using learning based approaches, such as classifier and/or regressor models. However, trained models may not generalize well in heterogeneous datasets when the images contain large differences due to size, pose and shape variations of organs...
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048772/mo-de-207a-04-development-and-evaluation-of-an-adaptive-deformation-recovery-and-intensity-correction-adric-ct-reconstruction-technique
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Y Zhang, J Ma, J Wang
PURPOSE: Sequential same-patient CT images usually involve deformation-induced and non-deformation-induced voxel intensity changes. An adaptive deformation-recovery and intensity-correction (ADRIC) technique was developed to improve the CT reconstruction accuracy, and to separate deformation from non-deformation-induced voxel intensity changes between sequential CT images. METHODS: ADRIC views the new CT as a deformation of a prior high-quality CT volume, but with additional non-deformation-induced voxel intensity changes...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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