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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648428/transcatheter-closure-of-left-ventricle-to-right-atrial-communication-using-cera-duct-occluder
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Gnanavelu Ganesan, G Justin Paul, Vaikom S Mahadevan
Left ventricle-right atrial communication could be congenital (Gerbode defect) or acquired as a complication of surgery or infective endocarditis and leads to volume overloading of pulmonary circulation. Two types, direct and indirect types are known depending on the involvement of septal tricuspid leaflet. Transcatheter closure of this defect is feasible and appears an attractive alternative to surgical management. Various devices like Amplatzer duct occluder I, II, Muscular ventricular septal defect device etc...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643378/effects-of-weight-based-ultrafiltration-rate-limits-on-intradialytic-hypotension-in-hemodialysis
#2
James L Pirkle, Mary E Comeau, Carl D Langefeld, Gregory B Russell, Somer S Balderston, Barry I Freedman, John M Burkart
INTRODUCTION: High ultrafiltration (UF) rates can result in intradialytic hypotension and are associated with increased mortality. The effects of a weight-based UF rate limit on intradialytic hypotension and the potential for unwanted fluid weight gain and hospitalizations for volume overload are unknown. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study examined 123 in-center hemodialysis patients at one facility who transitioned to 13 mL/kg/h maximum UF rates. Patients were studied for an 8 week UF rate limit exposure period and compared to the 8-week period immediately prior, during which the cohort served as its own historical control...
June 23, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638961/evaluation-of-systolic-and-diastolic-properties-of-hypertensive-heart-failure-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-with-high-volume-rates
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Shingo Minatoguchi, Masanori Kawasaki, Ryuhei Tanaka, Takashi Yoshizane, Koji Ono, Maki Saeki, Maki Nagaya, Hidemaro Sato, Kazuhiko Nishigaki, Toshiyuki Noda, Michael R Zile, Shinya Minatoguchi
Left ventricular (LV) properties in hypertension (HTN) could be deteriorated by pressure overload, especially in endocardium, resulting in hypertensive heart failure (HHF). We sought to noninvasively examine LV systolic and diastolic functions at three myocardial layers in HTN and elucidate features of HHF by speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) with high volume rates. We examined normotensive controls (n = 54), HTN patients without LV hypertrophy (LVH) (n = 50), and HTN patients with LVH (n = 40) and HHF patients (n = 45)...
June 21, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638567/nephrology-key-information-for-internists
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Sohail Abdul Salim, Juan A Medaura, Bharat Malhotra, Vishnu Garla, Shradha Ahuja, Nicki Lawson, Amaleswari Pamarthy, Hardik Sonani, Karthik Kovvuru, Venkataraman Palabindala
Hospitalists and primary care physicians encounter renal disease daily. Although most cases of acute kidney injury (AKI) are secondary to dehydration and resolve by giving fluids, many cases of AKI are due to not uncommon but unfamiliar causes needing nephrology evaluation. Common indications to consult a nephrologist on an emergency basis include hyperkalemia or volume overload in end stage renal disease patients (ESRD). Other causes of immediate consultation are cresenteric glomerulonephritis / rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis in which renal prognosis of the patient depends on timely intervention...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633205/advancing-the-science-of-myocardial-recovery-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-a-working-group-of-the-national-heart-lung-and-blood-institute
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EDITORIAL
Stavros G Drakos, Francis D Pagani, Martha S Lundberg, Timothy J Baldwin
The medical burden of heart failure (HF) has spurred interest in clinicians and scientists to develop therapies to restore the function of a failing heart. To advance this agenda, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened a Working Group of experts from June 2 to 3, 2016, in Bethesda, Maryland, to develop NHLBI recommendations aimed at advancing the science of cardiac recovery in the setting of mechanical circulatory support (MCS). MCS devices effectively reduce volume and pressure overload that drives the cycle of progressive myocardial dysfunction, thereby triggering structural and functional reverse remodeling...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633134/peritoneal-water-transport-characteristics-of-diabetic-patients-undergoing-peritoneal-dialysis-a-longitudinal-study
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Ana Fernandes, Roi Ribera-Sanchez, Ana Rodríguez-Carmona, Antía López-Iglesias, Natacha Leite-Costa, Miguel Pérez Fontán
BACKGROUND: Volume overload is frequent in diabetics undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD), and may play a significant role in the excess mortality observed in these patients. The characteristics of peritoneal water transport in this population have not been studied sufficiently. METHOD: Following a prospective, single-center design we made cross-sectional and longitudinal comparisons of peritoneal water transport in 2 relatively large samples of diabetic and nondiabetic PD patients...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626323/effect-of-diaphragm-breathing-exercise-applied-on-the-basis-of-overload-principle
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Hae-Yong Lee, Song-Hee Cheon, Min-Sik Yong
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine effects of diaphragm breathing exercise applied on the basis overload principle on respiratory function. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects of this study were 35 normal adults. They were randomly assigned to two group; the maneuver-diaphragm exercise group and self-diaphragm exercise group. The respiratory function was evaluated using the CardioTouch 3000S (BIONET, Korea) as a pulmometry device. [Results] The maneuver-diaphragm exercise was more effective on functional vital capacity and forced expiratory volume at one second when compared to the self-diaphragm exercise...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624812/extracorporeal-shock-wave-treatment-attenuated-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-remodeling-in-mini-pig-with-cardiorenal-syndrome
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Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Hani E E Ali, Ben-Chung Cheng, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Pei-Hsun Sung, Kuan-Hung Chen, Chih-Chao Yang, Yen-Ta Chen, John Y Chiang, Pao-Yuan Lin, Sarah Chua, Han-Tan Chai, Sheng-Ying Chung, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Hon-Kan Yip
This study tested the hypothesis that extracorporeal shock wave (ECSW) treatment can improve ischemia-induced left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in mini-pig with co-existing chronic kidney disease (CKD). LV ischemia in mini-pigs was induced by applying an ameroid constrictor over mid-left anterior descending artery (LAD), while model of CKD was established by right nephrectomy with partial ligation of left renal arterioles 2 weeks before LAD constriction. Thirty mini-pigs were randomly divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 (LV-ischemia), group 3 (LV-ischemia + CKD), Group 4 [LV-ischemia + ECSW (applied 1200 shots at 0...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624483/biomarker-profiles-of-acute%C3%A2-heart%C3%A2-failure%C3%A2-patients-with-a%C3%A2-mid-range-ejection%C3%A2-fraction
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Jasper Tromp, Mohsin A F Khan, Robert J Mentz, Christopher M O'Connor, Marco Metra, Howard C Dittrich, Piotr Ponikowski, John R Teerlink, Gad Cotter, Beth Davison, John G F Cleland, Michael M Givertz, Daniel M Bloomfield, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Hans L Hillege, Adriaan A Voors, Peter van der Meer
OBJECTIVES: In this study, the authors used biomarker profiles to characterize differences between patients with acute heart failure with a midrange ejection fraction (HFmrEF) and compare them with patients with a reduced (heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction [HFrEF]) and preserved (heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction [HFpEF]) ejection fraction. BACKGROUND: Limited data are available on biomarker profiles in acute HFmrEF. METHODS: A panel of 37 biomarkers from different pathophysiological domains (e...
May 31, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623384/the-role-of-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-for-decision-making-in-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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REVIEW
Frederic Dallaire, Rachel M Wald, Ariane Marelli
Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common form of cyanotic congenital heart disease. As a result of the surgical strategies employed at the time of initial repair, chronic pulmonary regurgitation (PR) is prevalent in this population. Despite sustained research efforts, patient selection and timing of pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) to address PR in young asymptomatic patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rToF) remain a fundamental but as yet unanswered question in the field of congenital heart disease...
June 16, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620053/exercise-training-improve-cardiac-autonomic-control-cardiac-function-and-arrhythmogenesis-in-rats-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-heart-failure
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David C Andrade, Alexis Arce-Alvarez, Camilo Toledo, Hugo S Diaz, Claudia Lucero, Harold D Schultz, Noah J Marcus, Rodrigo Del Rio
Chronic heart failure is characterized by autonomic imbalance, cardiac dysfunction and arrhythmogenesis. It has been shown that exercise training (ExT) improves central nervous system oxidative stress, autonomic control and cardiac function in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), however to date no comprehensive studies have addressed the effects of ExT, if any, on oxidative stress in brainstem cardiovascular areas, cardiac autonomic balance, arrhythmogenesis and cardiac function in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619984/mitochondrial-integrity-and-function-in-the-progression-of-early-pressure-overload-induced-left-ventricular-remodeling
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Antoine H Chaanine, K Sreekumaran Nair, Robert H Bergen, Katherine Klaus, Adam J Guenzel, Roger J Hajjar, Margaret M Redfield
BACKGROUND: Following pressure overload, compensatory concentric left ventricular remodeling (CR) variably transitions to eccentric remodeling (ER) and systolic dysfunction. Mechanisms responsible for this transition are incompletely understood. Here we leverage phenotypic variability in pressure overload-induced cardiac remodeling to test the hypothesis that altered mitochondrial homeostasis and calcium handling occur early in the transition from CR to ER, before overt systolic dysfunction...
June 15, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616241/passive-leg-raising-test-with-minimally-invasive-monitoring-the-way-forward-for-guiding-septic-shock-resuscitation
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Patrick M Honore, Herbert D Spapen
BACKGROUND: Swift and adequate fluid loading is a cornerstone of septic shock therapy. Yet, careful assessment of volume responsiveness and volume amount during the resuscitation process is a prerequisite. Both overzealous initial fluid administration and late fluid overload are harmful and may be associated with increased mortality. MAIN BODY: Static (i.e., central venous or pulmonary artery occlusion) pressure readings are erroneous for monitoring fluid resuscitation and should be abandoned...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616214/high-dose-hydroxocobalamin-for-vasoplegic-syndrome-causing-false-blood-leak-alarm
#14
Wisit Cheungpasitporn, John Hui, Kianoush B Kashani, Erica D Wittwer, Robert C Albright, John J Dillon
Blood leak alarms are important safety features in a hemodialysis machine to protect patients from loss of blood through a rupture in the dialyzer membrane (true alarms). A false blood leak alarm can be triggered by air bubbles or detector malfunction (such as deposits of grease or scale). Hydroxocobalamin is an injectable form of vitamin B12 approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of confirmed or suspected cyanide toxicity. Due to observations of an increase in arterial pressure after high-dose hydroxocobalamin infusion for the treatment of acute cyanide poisoning, it has recently been reported as an off-label rescue treatment for post-cardiopulmonary bypass vasoplegic syndrome...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612341/cardiomyocyte-marker-expression-in-dogs-with-left-atrial-enlargement-due-to-dilated-cardiomyopathy-or-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease
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Izabela Janus, Malgorzata Kandefer-Gola, Rafal Ciaputa, Agnieszka Noszczyk-Nowak, Urszula Paslawska, Massimiliano Tursi, Marcin Nowak
INTRODUCTION: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) are common heart conditions in dogs. They have different etiology and pathogenesis and although other studies focused on changes in the left ventricles of the affected hearts, the aim of our study was to assess the expressions of some intrinsic proteins in the enlarged left atria. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed an immunohistochemical analysis of left atrial specimens obtained from 15 dogs with DCM, 35 dogs with MMVD and six control dogs...
June 14, 2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608984/dialysis-in-the-undocumented-the-past-the-present-and-what-lies-ahead
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EDITORIAL
Shruti Gupta, Andrew Z Fenves
In many states undocumented immigrants with end stage renal disease (ESRD) do not have access to regular, thrice weekly dialysis. The term "compassionate dialysis" is used to describe dialysis that is provided on an emergent basis, when patients are in extremis from symptoms of volume overload or suffer from life-threatening electrolyte abnormalities. In this editorial, one particularly poignant anecdote is presented from the experience of one of the authors (AZF) as a nephrologist in Texas, a state where undocumented immigrants have faced difficulties in accessing regular dialysis...
June 13, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608983/folic-acid-reduces-doxorubicin-induced-cardiomyopathy-by-modulating-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase
#17
Yanti Octavia, Georgios Kararigas, Martine de Boer, Ihsan Chrifi, Rinrada Kietadisorn, Melissa Swinnen, Hans Duimel, Fons K Verheyen, Maarten M Brandt, Daniela Fliegner, Caroline Cheng, Stefan Janssens, Dirk J Duncker, An L Moens
The use of doxorubicin (DOXO) as a chemotherapeutic drug has been hampered by cardiotoxicity leading to cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Folic acid (FA) is a modulator of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase (eNOS), which in turn is an important player in diseases associated with NO insufficiency or NOS dysregulation, such as pressure overload and myocardial infarction. However, the role of FA in DOXO-induced cardiomyopathy is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that FA prevents DOXO-induced cardiomyopathy by modulating eNOS and mitochondrial structure and function...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602366/treatment-of-heart-failure-with-abnormal-left-ventricular-systolic-function-in-older-adults
#18
REVIEW
Wilbert S Aronow
Heart failure (HF) with abnormal left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction should be identified and treated. Treat hypertension with diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and β-blockers. Treat myocardial ischemia with nitrates and β-blockers. Treat volume overload and HF with diuretics. Treat HF with ACE inhibitors and β-blockers. Sacubitril/valsartan may be used instead of an ACE inhibitor or ARB in chronic symptomatic HF and abnormal LV ejection fraction. Add isosorbide dinitrate/hydralazine in African Americans with class II to IV HF treated with diuretics, ACE inhibitors, and β-blockers...
July 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602364/diagnosis-and-management-of-heart-failure-in-older-adults
#19
REVIEW
Gurusher Panjrath, Ali Ahmed
Aging is characterized by heterogeneity, both in health and illness. Older adults with heart failure often have preserved ejection fraction and atypical and delayed clinical manifestations. After diagnosis of heart failure is established, a cause should be sought. The patient's comorbidities may provide clues. An elevated jugular venous pressure is the most reliable clinical sign of fluid volume overload and should be carefully evaluated. Left ventricular ejection fraction must be determined to assess prognosis and guide therapy...
July 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600736/blood-pressure-management-in-children-on-dialysis
#20
F Paglialonga, S Consolo, A Edefonti, G Montini
Hypertension is a leading cause of cardiovascular complications in children on dialysis. Volume overload and activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system play a major role in the pathophysiology of hypertension. The first step in managing blood pressure (BP) is the careful assessment of ambulatory BP monitoring. Volume control is essential and should start with the accurate identification of dry weight, based on a comprehensive assessment, including bioimpedance analysis and intradialytic blood volume monitoring (BVM)...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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