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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468596/an-in-vitro-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-model-for-studying-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-of-neuronal-cells
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Myoung-Gwi Ryou, Robert T Mallet
Ischemia-reperfusion syndromes of the heart and brain are the leading cause of death and long-term disability worldwide. Development of effective treatments for myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiac arrest and their sequelae requires preclinical models that replicate specific features of ischemia-reperfusion. The complexities of intact animals, including the integrated function of organ systems, autonomic innervation and endocrine factors, often preclude detailed study of specific components of ischemia-reperfusion injury cascades...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465438/the-evolving-role-of-percutaneous-ventricular-assist-devices-in-high-risk-cardiac-patients
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Ilan A Marcuschamer, Aryeh Abelow, Ran Kornowski
The Impella is a mechanical circulatory support device that supports ventricular function. Since 2008, when the first Impella device received Food and Drug Administration clearance, its use has become increasingly prevalent. A variety of Impella devices are available, and are differentiated by size, power, and insertion techniques. These versions of the Impella have been used in a multitude of clinical scenarios, both emergent and elective, including high-risk coronary interventions, acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock, decompensated left and right heart failure, high-risk ventricular tachycardia ablations, and aortic valvuloplasty...
February 20, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465166/full-percutaneous-biventricular-support-with-two-impella-pumps-the-bi-pella-approach
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Federico Pappalardo, Anna Mara Scandroglio, Azeem Latib
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is used for acute respiratory distress syndrome, refractory cardiogenic shock, and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with uncertain neurological status, and, until recently, it was the only minimally invasive option to achieve biventricular support. However, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation increases left ventricular afterload and requires systemic anticoagulation, which is a major contraindication in the context of thrombolytic therapy following an ischaemic stroke. Conversely, the Impella heart pumps by design unload the ventricle and require minimal anticoagulation...
February 21, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463717/sarcomeric-perturbations-of-myosin-motors-lead-to-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-genetically-modified-myl2-mice
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Chen-Ching Yuan, Katarzyna Kazmierczak, Jingsheng Liang, Zhiqun Zhou, Sunil Yadav, Aldrin V Gomes, Thomas C Irving, Danuta Szczesna-Cordary
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a devastating heart disease that affects about 1 million people in the United States, but the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. In this study, we aimed to determine the biomechanical and structural causes of DCM in transgenic mice carrying a novel mutation in the MYL2 gene, encoding the cardiac myosin regulatory light chain. Transgenic D94A (aspartic acid-to-alanine) mice were created and investigated by echocardiography and invasive hemodynamic and molecular structural and functional assessments...
February 20, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460617/pharmacological-inhibition-of-o-glcnacase-oga-enhances-autophagy-in-brain-through-an-mtor-independent-pathway
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Yanping Zhu, Xiaoyang Shan, Farzaneh Safarpour, Nancy Erro Go, Nancy Li, Alice Shan, Mina Huang, Matthew Deen, Viktor Holicek, Roger Ashmus, Zarina Madden, Sharon Gorski, Michael Silverman, David J Vocadlo
The glycosylation of nucleocytoplasmic proteins with O-linked N-acetylglucosamine residues (O-GlcNAc) is conserved among metazoans and is particularly abundant within brain. O-GlcNAc is involved in diverse cellular processes ranging from the regulation of gene expression to stress response. Moreover, O-GlcNAc is implicated in various diseases including cancers, diabetes, cardiac dysfunction, and neurodegenerative diseases. Pharmacological inhibition of O-GlcNAcase (OGA), the sole enzyme that removes O-GlcNAc, reproducibly slows neurodegeneration in various Alzheimer Disease (AD) mouse models manifesting either tau or amyloid pathology...
February 20, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455831/thoracoscopic-sympathectomy-for-refractory-electrical-storm-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Brody Wehman, Michael Mazzeffi, Robert Chow, A Claire Watkins, Brittany Aicher, Si Pham, Whitney Burrows, Bradley Taylor
We report a patient with refractory electrical storm after coronary artery bypass grafting who was successfully treated with thoracoscopic sympathectomy. Cardiac arrest with ventricular tachycardia occurred on postoperative day 2, and the patient required emergency support with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Frequent episodes of ventricular tachycardia prevented cardiac recovery and weaning from mechanical circulatory support. A percutaneous left stellate ganglion block initially demonstrated successful prevention of ventricular tachycardia, and definitive sympathetic denervation was achieved by a left thoracoscopic sympathectomy...
March 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454137/mechanisms-and-management-of-refractory-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-the-age-of-autonomic-modulation
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Jason S Bradfield, Olujimi A Ajijola, Marmar Vaseghi, Kalyanam Shivkumar
Ventricular arrhythmias are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is an essential component of the management of these life-threatening arrhythmias. However, in many patients, despite medical and interventional therapy, VT recurs. Further, some VT substrates (mid-myocardial, left ventricular summit, intra-septal) are not easily targeted, due to limitations of currently available technology. In certain clinical settings, ventricular fibrillation (VF) episodes that have premature ventricular contraction (PVC) triggers can also be targeted with catheter ablation...
February 14, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452273/3d-bioprinted-functional-and-contractile-cardiac-tissue-constructs
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Zhan Wang, Sang Jin Lee, Heng-Jie Cheng, James J Yoo, Anthony Atala
Bioengineering of a functional cardiac tissue composed of primary cardiomyocytes has great potential for myocardial regeneration and in vitro tissue modeling. However, its applications remain limited because the cardiac tissue is a highly organized structure with unique physiologic, biomechanical, and electrical properties. In this study, we undertook a proof-of-concept study to develop a contractile cardiac tissue with cellular organization, uniformity, and scalability by using three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting strategy...
February 13, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451075/short-term-outcomes-of-preoperative-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-use-in-patients-undergoing-adjunctive-coronary-endarterectomy-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Liangshan Wang, Xing Hao, Xiaomeng Wang, Chengxiong Gu, Hong Wang, Xiaotong Hou
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) combined with coronary endarterectomy (CE) can be associated with high operative mortality and morbidity. An intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) has been the most widely used mechanical circulatory support device during perfusion treatment. However, the benefits of preoperative IABP in CABG combined with CE remain unknown. We conducted a retrospective observational study to evaluate the efficacy of preoperative IABP therapy in patients undergoing adjunctive right coronary artery (RCA) endarterectomy...
February 1, 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449807/atrial-natriuretic-peptide-acts-as-a-neuroprotective-agent-in-in-vitro-models-of-parkinson-s-disease-via-up-regulation-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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Arianna Colini Baldeschi, Eugenia Pittaluga, Federica Andreola, Simona Rossi, Mauro Cozzolino, Giuseppe Nicotera, Gianluca Sferrazza, Pasquale Pierimarchi, Annalucia Serafino
In the last decades increasing evidence indicated a crucial role of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling in development of midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neurons. Recently dysregulation of this pathway has been proposed as a novel pathomechanism leading to Parkinson's disease (PD) and some of the molecules participating to the signaling have been evaluated as potential therapeutic targets for PD. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a cardiac-derived hormone having a critical role in cardiovascular homeostasis. ANP and its receptors (NPRs) are widely expressed in mammalian central nervous system (CNS) where they could be implicated in the regulation of neural development, synaptic transmission and information processing, as well as in neuroprotection...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449318/exosomal-microrna-21-5p-mediates-mesenchymal-stem-cell-paracrine-effects-on-human-cardiac-tissue-contractility
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Joshua Mayourian, Delaine K Ceholski, Przemyslaw Gorski, Prabhu Mathiyalagan, Jack F Murphy, Sophia I Salazar, Francesca Stillitano, Joshua M Hare, Susmita Sahoo, Roger J Hajjar, Kevin D Costa
<u>Rationale:</u> The promising clinical benefits of delivering human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) for treating heart disease warrant a better understanding of underlying mechanisms of action. hMSC exosomes increase myocardial contractility; however, the exosomal cargo responsible for these effects remains unresolved. <u>Objective:</u> This study aims to identify lead cardioactive hMSC exosomal microRNAs to provide a mechanistic basis for optimizing future stem cell-based cardiotherapies...
February 15, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444748/aortopulmonary-collaterals-in-neonates-with-d-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-clinical-significance-early-after-arterial-switch-operation
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Alexandra Wipf, Martin Christmann, Susanne Navarini-Meury, Hitendu Dave, Daniel Quandt, Walter Knirsch, Oliver Kretschmar
OBJECTIVES: Purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical significance of major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs) during the early postoperative course after arterial switch operation (ASO) in d-transposition of the great arteries (dTGA). METHODS: Clinical data of 98 patients with simple dTGA between January 2007 and December 2016 at the University Children's Hospital Zurich, Switzerland were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: 37 from 98 patients (38%) required cardiac catheterization (CC) due to an early complicated postoperative course or difficult coronary transfer due to special coronary anatomy...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440625/safety-and-feasibility-of-a-novel-active-fixation-temporary-pacing-lead
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Mark Webster, Sanjeevan Pasupati, Nigel Lever, Martin Stiles
OBJECTIVE: This first-in-human study evaluated the safety and technical feasibility of the Tempo temporary cardiac pacing lead (BioTrace Medical), which includes a novel fixation mechanism and soft tip. BACKGROUND: Complications of temporary pacing leads include dislodgment, arrhythmias, and ventricular perforation. Temporary pacing applications have increased with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) growth, for rapid pacing during balloon valvuloplasty (BAV) and valve deployment, and for periprocedural bradyarrhythmia support...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437909/when-lightning-strikes-twice-in-pediatrics-case-report-and-review-of-recurrent-myocarditis
#14
Alisha Floyd, Ashwin Lal, Kimberly Molina, Michael Puchalski, Dylan Miller, Lindsay May
Myocarditis is an important but incompletely understood cause of cardiac dysfunction. Children with fulminant myocarditis often require inotropic or mechanical circulatory support, and researchers in some studies suggest that up to 42% of children who die suddenly have evidence of myocarditis. Recurrent myocarditis is extremely rare, and the vast majority of reported cases involve adult patients. Pediatric providers who suspect a recurrence of myocarditis have limited evidence to guide patient management because the literature in this domain is sparse...
February 8, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433797/higher-transaminase-levels-in-the-postoperative-period-after-orthotopic-heart-transplantation-are-associated-with-worse-survival
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Eniko Holndonner-Kirst, Adam Nagy, Nikoletta Rahel Czobor, Levente Fazekas, Daniel Janos Lex, Balazs Sax, Istvan Hartyanszky, Bela Merkely, Janos Gal, Andrea Szekely
OBJECTIVE: Preoperative liver function in heart failure patients is associated with extensive functional, structural, and hemodynamic abnormalities. The authors hypothesized that perioperative liver dysfunction is associated with worse 2-year survival after orthotopic heart transplantation. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Single-center, university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 209 consecutive patients undergoing heart transplantation...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431662/classification-and-reporting-of-potentially-proarrhythmic-common-genetic-variation-in-long-qt-syndrome-genetic-testing
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John R Giudicessi, Dan M Roden, Arthur A M Wilde, Michael J Ackerman
The acquired and congenital forms of long QT syndrome represent 2 distinct but clinically and genetically intertwined disorders of cardiac repolarization characterized by the shared final common pathway of QT interval prolongation and risk of potentially life-threatening arrhythmias. Over the past 2 decades, our understanding of the spectrum of genetic variation that (1) perturbs the function of cardiac ion channel macromolecular complexes and intracellular calcium-handling proteins, (2) underlies acquired/congenital long QT syndrome susceptibility, and (3) serves as a determinant of QT interval duration in the general population has grown exponentially...
February 6, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426916/2-methoxyestradiol-protects-against-pressure-overload-induced-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Zaid H Maayah, Jody Levasseur, Ramanaguru Siva Piragasam, Ghada Abdelhamid, Jason R B Dyck, Richard P Fahlman, Arno G Siraki, Ayman O S El-Kadi
Numerous experimental studies have supported the evidence that 2-methoxyestradiol (2 ME) is a biologically active metabolite that mediates multiple effects on the cardiovascular system, largely independent of the estrogen receptor. 2 ME is a major cytochrome P450 1B1 (CYP1B1) metabolite and has been reported to have vasoprotective and anti-inflammatory actions. However, whether 2 ME would prevent cardiac hypertrophy induced by abdominal aortic constriction (AAC) has not been investigated yet. Therefore, the overall objectives of the present study were to elucidate the potential antihypertrophic effect of 2 ME and explore the mechanism(s) involved...
February 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424572/atrial-arrhythmias-and-autonomic-dysfunction-in-rats-exposed-to-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia
#18
Sara L Bober, John Ciriello, Douglas L Jones
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which involves chronic, intermittent hypoxia (CIH), is a major risk factor for developing atrial fibrillation (AF). Whether or not CIH alone alters cardiac mechanisms to support AF is unknown. This study investigated the effects of CIH on atrial electrophysiology and arrhythmia vulnerability, and evaluated the role of autonomics in CIH promotion of AF. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to 8h/day of CIH or normoxia for 7 days. Following exposure, rats were anesthetized for intracardiac electrophysiological studies...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421235/analysis-of-rat-cardiac-myocytes-and-fibroblasts-identifies-combinatorial-enhancer-organization-and-transcription-factor-families
#19
Tal Golan-Lagziel, Yair E Lewis, Omer Shkedi, Guy Douvdevany, Lilac H Caspi, Izhak Kehat
Cardiac fibroblasts play key roles in both health and disease. Their regulatory elements, transcription factors (TFs), and mechanisms of expression control have not been fully elucidated. We used a differential open chromatin approach, coupled with active enhancer mark, transcriptomic, and computational TFs binding analysis to map cell-type-specific active enhancers in cardiac fibroblasts and cardiomyocytes, and outline the TFs families that control them. This approach was validated by its ability to uncover the known cardiomyocyte TF biology in an unbiased manner, and was then applied to cardiac fibroblasts...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420730/clinical-differences-between-men-and-women-undergoing-surgery-for-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection
#20
Tomoaki Suzuki, Tohru Asai, Takeshi Kinoshita
OBJECTIVES: The differences in clinical features, surgical outcome and long-term prognosis between men and women who undergo surgery for Type A aortic dissection are not well known. METHODS: From January 2004 to December 2016, 303 patients, consisting of 147 women and 156 men, underwent surgery for acute Type A aortic dissection at our institution. We compared clinical outcomes between the 2 cohorts. RESULTS: Women were older than men (72...
February 6, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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