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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918213/myocardium-at-risk-assessed-by-electrocardiographic-scores-and-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-a-mitocare-substudy
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Maria Sejersten, Yama Fakhri, Marianne Pape, Svend Eggert Jensen, Einar Heiberg, Henrik Engblom, Trygve S Hall, Dan Atar, Peter Clemmensen
INTRODUCTION: The myocardium at risk (MaR) represents the quantitative ischemic area destined to myocardial infarction (MI) if no reperfusion therapy is initiated. Different ECG scores for MaR have been developed, but there is no consensus as to which should be preferred. OBJECTIVE: Comparisons of ECG scores and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) for determining MaR. METHODS: MaR was determined by 3 different ECG scores, and by CMR in ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) patients from the MITOCARE cardioprotection trial...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917983/temperature-dependence-of-speed-of-sound-and-attenuation-of-porcine-left-ventricular-myocardium
#2
Krisztián Füzesi, Natalia Ilyina, Erik Verboven, Koen Van Den Abeele, Miklós Gyöngy, Jan D'hooge
The temperature dependence of soft tissue acoustic properties is relevant for monitoring tissue hyperthermia. In the current work, the propagation speed and attenuation of healthy porcine left ventricular myocardium (N=5) was investigated in a frequency range relevant for clinical diagnostic imaging, i.e. 2.5-13.0MHz. Each tissue sample was held in a water bath at a temperature T=25°C, heated to 45°C, and allowed to cool back down to 25°C. Due to initial tissue swelling, the data for decreasing temperatures was considered more reliable...
September 6, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917093/molecular-cloning-and-functional-expression-of-the-k-channel-kv7-1-and-the-regulatory-subunit-kcne1-from-equine-myocardium
#3
Philip J Pedersen, Kirsten B Thomsen, Jon B Flak, Maria A Tejada, Frank Hauser, Dagmar Trachsel, Rikke Buhl, Theodore Kalbfleisch, Michael Scott DePriest, James N MacLeod, Kirstine Calloe, Dan A Klaerke
BACKGROUND: The voltage-gated K(+)-channel KV7.1 and the subunit KCNE1, encoded by the KCNQ1 and KCNE1 genes, respectively, are responsible for termination of the cardiac action potential. In humans, mutations in these genes can predispose patients to arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (SCD). AIM: To characterize equine KV7.1/KCNE1 currents and compare them to human KV7.1/KCNE1 currents to determine whether KV7.1/KCNE1 plays a similar role in equine and human hearts...
September 11, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916335/troxerutin-abrogates-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-and-myocardial-apoptosis-in-mice-fed-calorie-rich-diet
#4
Rajagopalan Geetha, Chandrasekaran Sathiya Priya, Carani Venkatraman Anuradha
Mitochondrial oxidative stress plays a major role in the pathogenesis of myocardial apoptosis in metabolic syndrome (MS) patients. In this study, we investigated the effect of troxerutin (TX), an antioxidant on mitochondrial oxidative stress and apoptotic markers in heart of mice fed fat and fructose-rich diet. Adult male Mus musculus mice were fed either control diet or high fat, high fructose diet (HFFD) for 60 days to induce MS. Mice from each dietary group were divided into two on the 16th day and were either treated or untreated with TX (150 mg/kg bw, p...
September 12, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914852/-efficiency-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-virus-negative-and-virus-positive-patients-with-morphologically-verified-lymphocytic-myocarditis
#5
O V Blagova, A V Nedostup, E A Kogan, V A Sulimov
AIM: To evaluate the efficiency of immunosuppressive therapy (IST) in virus-negative (V-) and virus-positive (V+) patients with lymphocytic myocarditis (LM). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 60 patients (45 males) (mean age 46.7±11.8 years) with dilated cardiomyopathy (mean left ventricular (LV) end diastolic size (EDS) 6.7±0.7 cm; ejection fraction (EF) 26.2±9.1%) were examined. The diagnosis of active/borderline LM was verified by right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy in 38 patients, by intraoperative LV biopsy in 10, in the study of explanted hearts from 3 patients and at autopsy in 9...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914755/thioredoxin-2-offers-protection-against-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-in-h9c2-cells-and-against-myocardial-hypertrophy-induced-by-hyperglycemia
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Hong Li, Changqing Xu, Quanfeng Li, Xiuxiang Gao, Erkio Sugano, Hiroshi Tomita, Liming Yang, Sa Shi
Mitochondrial oxidative stress is thought to be a key contributor towards the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy. Thioredoxin 2 (Trx2) is a mitochondrial antioxidant that, along with Trx reductase 2 (TrxR2) and peroxiredoxin 3 (Prx3), scavenges H₂O₂ and offers protection against oxidative stress. Our previous study showed that TrxR inhibitors resulted in Trx2 oxidation and increased ROS emission from mitochondria. In the present study, we observed that TrxR inhibition also impaired the contractile function of isolated heart...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914752/ct-attenuation-of-pericoronary-adipose-tissue-in-normal-versus-atherosclerotic-coronary-segments-as-defined-by-intravascular-ultrasound
#7
Mohamed Marwan, Michaela Hell, Annika Schuhbäck, Sören Gauss, Daniel Bittner, Tobias Pflederer, Stephan Achenbach
BACKGROUND: The factors influencing genesis of atherosclerosis at specific regions within the coronary arterial system are currently uncertain. Local mechanical factors such as shear stress as well as metabolic factors, including inflammatory mediators released from epicardial fat, have been proposed. We analyzed computed tomographic (CT) attenuation of pericoronary adipose tissue in normal versus atherosclerotic coronary segments as defined by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated the data sets of 29 patients who were referred for invasive coronary angiography and in whom IVUS of 1 coronary vessel was performed for clinical reasons...
September 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914648/dexmedetomidine-maintains-its-direct-cardioprotective-effect-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-hypertensive-hypertrophied-myocardium
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Yusuke Yoshikawa, Naoyuki Hirata, Ryoichi Kawaguchi, Yasuyuki Tokinaga, Michiaki Yamakage
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has a direct cardioprotective effect against ischemia/reperfusion injury through endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) phosphorylation via α2-adrenoreceptor (α2-AR). By using spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) and Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rat models, the cardioprotective effect of DEX in hypertrophied myocardium and the differential characteristics of cardiac α2-AR and the I1 imidazoline receptor (I1R) were examined. METHODS: Langendorff-perfused rat hearts underwent 40 minutes of global ischemia followed by 120 minutes of reperfusion in the presence or absence of DEX before ischemia...
September 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913665/role-of-noncoding-rnas-in-regulation-of-cardiac-cell-death-and-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Yanhan Dong, Cuiyun Liu, Yanfang Zhao, Murugavel Ponnusamy, Peifeng Li, Kun Wang
Loss of functional cardiomyocytes is a major underlying mechanism for myocardial remodeling and heart diseases, due to the limited regenerative capacity of adult myocardium. Apoptosis, programmed necrosis, and autophagy contribute to loss of cardiac myocytes that control the balance of cardiac cell death and cell survival through multiple intricate signaling pathways. In recent years, non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) have received much attention to uncover their roles in cell death of cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial infarction, cardiac hypertrophy, and heart failure...
September 14, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913625/calcium-release-dependent-inactivation-precedes-formation-of-the-tubular-system-in-developing-rat-cardiac-myocytes
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Katarina Macková, Alexandra Zahradníková, Matej Hoťka, Barbora Hoffmannová, Ivan Zahradník, Alexandra Zahradníková
Developing cardiac myocytes undergo substantial structural and functional changes transforming the mechanism of excitation-contraction coupling from the embryonic form, based on calcium influx through sarcolemmal DHPR calcium channels, to the adult form, relying on local calcium release through RYR calcium channels of sarcoplasmic reticulum stimulated by calcium influx. We characterized day-by-day the postnatal development of the structure of sarcolemma, using techniques of confocal fluorescence microscopy, and the development of the calcium current, measured by the whole-cell patch-clamp in isolated rat ventricular myocytes...
September 14, 2017: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912723/increased-hemodynamic-load-in-early-embryonic-stages-alters-myofibril-and-mitochondrial-organization-in-the-myocardium
#11
Madeline Midgett, Claudia S López, Larry David, Alina Maloyan, Sandra Rugonyi
Normal blood flow is essential for proper heart formation during embryonic development, as abnormal hemodynamic load (blood pressure and shear stress) results in cardiac defects seen in congenital heart disease (CHD). However, the detrimental remodeling processes that relate altered blood flow to cardiac malformation and defects remain unclear. Heart development is a finely orchestrated process with rapid transformations that occur at the tissue, cell, and subcellular levels. Myocardial cells play an essential role in cardiac tissue maturation by aligning in the direction of stretch and increasing the number of contractile units as hemodynamic load increases throughout development...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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/28912183/arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Domenico Corrado, Cristina Basso, Daniel P Judge
Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy is an inherited heart muscle disorder, predisposing to sudden cardiac death, particularly in young patients and athletes. Pathological features include loss of myocytes and fibrofatty replacement of right ventricular myocardium; biventricular involvement is often observed. It is a cell-to-cell junction cardiomyopathy, typically caused by genetically determined abnormalities of cardiac desmosomes, which leads to detachment of myocytes and alteration of intracellular signal transduction...
September 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912182/hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy-surgical-myectomy-and-septal-ablation
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REVIEW
Rick A Nishimura, Hubert Seggewiss, Hartzell V Schaff
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic disorder characterized by marked hypertrophy of the myocardium. It is frequently accompanied by dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and symptoms of dyspnea, angina, and syncope. The initial therapy for symptomatic patients with obstruction is medical therapy with β-blockers and calcium antagonists. However, there remain a subset of patients who have continued severe symptoms, which are unresponsive to medical therapy. These patients can be treated with septal reduction therapy, either surgical septal myectomy or alcohol septal ablation...
September 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906548/activation-of-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-1-at-the-onset-of-reperfusion-protects-the-myocardium-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-reducing-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-mitophagy
#15
Yansheng Feng, Ngonidzashe B Madungwe, Carolina Victoria da Cruz Junho, Jean C Bopassa
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent evidence indicates that Gper1 (G Protein-coupled Estrogen Receptor 1) mediates acute pre-ischemic estrogen-induced protection of the myocardium from ischemia/reperfusion injury via a signaling cascade that includes PKC translocation, ERK1/2 /GSK-3β phosphorylation and the inhibition of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening. Here, we investigated the impact and mechanism involved in post-ischemic Gper1 activation in ischemia/reperfusion injury...
September 14, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905939/curcumin-administration-suppresses-collagen-synthesis-in-the-hearts-of-rats-with-experimental-diabetes
#16
Shuang Guo, Xiang-Wen Meng, Xiao-Song Yang, Xiu-Fen Liu, Chang-Han Ou-Yang, Chao Liu
Cardiac fibrosis is considered the initial change of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). We have shown that curcumin alleviates collagen deposition in DCM, but the mechanism remains unknown. In this study we sought to investigate the effects of curcumin on cardiac fibrosis in vivo and in vitro and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Experimental diabetes was induced in rats by injection of low-dose streptozotocin (STZ) combined with high energy diet. The rats were orally treated with curcumin (300 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1)) for 16 weeks...
September 14, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904957/echocardiographic-techniques-of-deformation-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-maternal-cardiovascular-system-in-patients-with-complicated-pregnancies
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REVIEW
Silvia Visentin, Chiara Palermo, Martina Camerin, Luciano Daliento, Denisa Muraru, Erich Cosmi, Luigi P Badano
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) represent the leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. Knowledge of CVD in women is constantly evolving and data are emerging that female-specific risk factors as complications of pregnancy are conditions associated with an increased risk for the long-term development of CVD. Echocardiography is a safe and effective imaging technique indicated in symptomatic or asymptomatic pregnant women with congenital heart diseases who require close monitoring of cardiac function...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904868/high-density-lipoprotein-protects-cardiomyocytes-from-oxidative-stress-via-the-pi3k-mtor-signaling-pathway
#18
Manabu Nagao, Ryuji Toh, Yasuhiro Irino, Hideto Nakajima, Toshihiko Oshita, Shigeyasu Tsuda, Tetsuya Hara, Masakazu Shinohara, Tatsuro Ishida, Ken-Ichi Hirata
Low levels of plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol are associated with an increased risk of heart failure, regardless of the presence or absence of coronary artery disease. However, the direct effects of HDL on failing myocardium have not been fully elucidated. We found that HDL treatment resulted in improved cell viability in H9c2 cardiomyocytes under oxidative stress. This cardioprotective effect of HDL was regulated via the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway...
September 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903476/adenoviral-intramyocardial-vegf-d%C3%AE-n%C3%AE-c-gene-transfer-increases-myocardial-perfusion-reserve-in-refractory-angina-patients-a-phase-i-iia-study-with-1-year-follow-up
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Juha Hartikainen, Iiro Hassinen, Antti Hedman, Antti Kivelä, Antti Saraste, Juhani Knuuti, Minna Husso, Hanna Mussalo, Marja Hedman, Tuomas T Rissanen, Pyry Toivanen, Tommi Heikura, Joseph L Witztum, Sotirios Tsimikas, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala
Aims: We evaluated for the first time the effects of angiogenic and lymphangiogenic AdVEGF-DΔNΔC gene therapy in patients with refractory angina. Methods and results: Thirty patients were randomized to AdVEGF-DΔNΔC (AdVEGF-D) or placebo (control) groups. Electromechanical NOGA mapping and radiowater PET were used to identify hibernating viable myocardium where treatment was targeted. Safety, severity of symptoms, quality of life, lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and routine clinical chemistry were measured...
September 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903365/protective-effects-of-circulating-microvesicles-derived-from-myocardial-ischemic-rats-on-apoptosis-of-cardiomyocytes-in-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#20
Yao Wang, Su Wei, Yi-Lu Wang, Miao Liu, Man Shang, Qi Zhang, Yan-Na Wu, Ming-Lin Liu, Jun-Qiu Song, Yan-Xia Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of circulating microvesicles derived from myocardial ischemia (I-MVs) on apoptosis in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats. METHODS: I-MVs from rats undergoing myocardial left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery ligation were isolated by ultracentrifugation from circulating blood and characterized by flow cytometry. I-MVs were administered intravenously (4.8 mg/kg) at 5 min before reperfusion procedure in I/R injury model which was induced by 30-min of ischemia and 120-min of reperfusion of LAD in rats...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
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