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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036995/-association-of-alcohol-use-and-incidence-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-middle-aged-and-elderly-male-population-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Y Z Zhang, Y Q Yu, Y Yuan, M A He, T C Wu
Objective: To investigate the association between alcohol use and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the middle-aged and elderly male population. Methods: All participants were from Dongfeng-Tongji cohort, 27 009 retired employees from Dongfeng Motor Corporation in Hubei Province were enrolled in the Dongfeng-Tongji cohort baseline survey in 2008. In baseline study, information of alcohol use and other covariates were collected by semi-structured questionnaire and all participants completed physical examination including the test of fasting glucose and blood lipid levels...
October 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036994/-trend-analysis-of-the-burden-of-ischemic-heart-disease-in-china-1990-to-2015
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G S Zhang, C H Yu, L S Luo, Y C Li, X Y Zeng
Objective: The objective of this study is to analyze the trend of burden of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in China between 1990 and 2015. Methods: Data were collected from the results of 2015 Global Burden of Disease Study. We arranged and analyzed the mortality and disability-adjusted life year (DALY) for IHD by sexes, ages and provinces (excluding Taiwan, China) in China between 1990 and 2015. The age-standardized rates were determined using the average world population age structure in the period of 2010-2035 as a reference, and the changes of the related indicators were calculated...
October 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036556/deficit-in-pink1-parkin-mediated-mitochondrial-autophagy-at-late-stages-of-dystrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Chifei Kang, Myriam A Badr, Viktoriia Kyrychenko, Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen, Natalia Shirokova
Aims: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is an inherited devastating muscle disease with severe and often lethal cardiac complications. Emerging evidence suggests that the evolution of the pathology in DMD is accompanied by the accumulation of mitochondria with defective structure and function. Here we investigate whether defects in the housekeeping autophagic pathway contribute to mitochondrial and metabolic dysfunctions in dystrophic cardiomyopathy. Methods and results: We employed various biochemical and imaging techniques to assess mitochondrial structure and function as well as to evaluate autophagy, and specific mitochondrial autophagy (mitophagy), in hearts of mdx mice, an animal model of DMD...
October 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035985/qt-corrections-for-long-qt-risk-assessment-implications-for-the-preparticipation-examination
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David Hadley, David Hsu, David Pickham, Jonathan A Drezner, Victor F Froelicher
BACKGROUND: Because sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the young mainly occur in individuals with structurally normal hearts, improved screening techniques for detecting inherited arrhythmic diseases are needed. The QT interval is an important screening measurement; however, the criteria for detecting an abnormal QT interval are based on Bazett formula and older populations. OBJECTIVE: To define the normal upper limits for QT interval from the electrocardiograms (ECGs) of healthy young individuals, compare the major correction formula and propose new QT interval thresholds for detecting those at risk of SCD...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034473/development-and-maturation-of-the-fibrous-components-of-the-arterial-roots-in-the-mouse-heart
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Rachel Richardson, Lorraine Eley, Charlotte Donald-Wilson, Jonathon Davis, Natasha Curley, Ahlam Alqahtani, Lindsay Murphy, Robert H Anderson, Deborah J Henderson, Bill Chaudhry
The arterial roots are important transitional regions of the heart, connecting the intrapericardial components of the aortic and pulmonary trunks with their ventricular outlets. They house the arterial (semilunar) valves and, in the case of the aorta, are the points of coronary arterial attachment. Moreover, because of the semilunar attachments of the valve leaflets, the arterial roots span the anatomic ventriculo-arterial junction. By virtue of this arrangement, the interleaflet triangles, despite being fibrous, are found on the ventricular aspect of the root and located within the left ventricular cavity...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034445/dental-prevention-and-disease-awareness-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Steffen Koerdt, Julia Hartz, Stefan Hollatz, Gesche Frohwitter, Marco R Kesting, Peter Ewert, Renate Oberhoffer, Herbert Deppe
OBJECTIVES: The importance of excellent oral health is known to be crucial in children with congenital heart diseases (CHD). Data about dental health and disease awareness is limited. This study aims to assess preventive measures taken to improve dental health in children with CHD and to gain insight into disease awareness and knowledge about the importance of oral health in children with CHD and to propose measures that could be taken. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Parents of 150 children with CHD were asked to complete a questionnaire containing specific questions about the preventive measures taken by the parents and dental and medical practitioners and their knowledge about underlying disease and the importance of oral health...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033017/neurocognitive-and-psychological-outcomes-in-adults-with-dextro-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-corrected-by-the-arterial-switch-operation
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Leïla Kasmi, Johanna Calderon, Michèle Montreuil, Nikoletta Geronikola, Virginie Lambert, Emrè Belli, Damien Bonnet, David Kalfa
BACKGROUND: Neurodevelopmental impairments have frequently been described in children and adolescents with dextro-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA). The arterial switch operation (ASO) to correct d-TGA has been used for more than 30 years, and more than 90% of these patients now reach adulthood. However, very little is known about their long-term functional outcomes. The present study investigated neurocognitive outcomes and the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in adults with d-TGA corrected by ASO...
October 12, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032483/regulation-of-cardiac-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-by-kinases-roles-of-protein-kinases-a-and-c
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Ademuyiwa S Aromolaran, Mohamed Chahine, Mohamed Boutjdir
In the heart, voltage-gated sodium (Nav) channel (Nav1.5) is defined by its pore-forming α-subunit and its auxiliary β-subunits, both of which are important for its critical contribution to the initiation and maintenance of the cardiac action potential (AP) that underlie normal heart rhythm. The physiological relevance of Nav1.5 is further marked by the fact that inherited or congenital mutations in Nav1.5 channel gene SCN5A lead to altered functional expression (including expression, trafficking, and current density), and are generally manifested in the form of distinct cardiac arrhythmic events, epilepsy, neuropathic pain, migraine, and neuromuscular disorders...
October 15, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031049/heart-valve-scaffold-fabrication-bioinspired-control-of-macro-scale-morphology-mechanics-and-micro-structure
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Antonio D'Amore, Samuel K Luketich, Giuseppe M Raffa, Salim Olia, Giorgio Menallo, Antonino Mazzola, Flavio D'Accardi, Tamir Grunberg, Xinzhu Gu, Michele Pilato, Marina V Kameneva, Vinay Badhwar, William R Wagner
Valvular heart disease is currently treated with mechanical valves, which benefit from longevity, but are burdened by chronic anticoagulation therapy, or with bioprosthetic valves, which have reduced thromboembolic risk, but limited durability. Tissue engineered heart valves have been proposed to resolve these issues by implanting a scaffold that is replaced by endogenous growth, leaving autologous, functional leaflets that would putatively eliminate the need for anticoagulation and avoid calcification. Despite the diversity in fabrication strategies and encouraging results in large animal models, control over engineered valve structure-function remains at best partial...
October 6, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029949/mitral-valve-replacement-using-carpentier-edwards-pericardial-bioprosthesis-in-patients-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-aged-below-40-years-17-year-results
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Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury, Adil Rizvi, Rajeev Narang, Sandeep Seth, Mani Kalaivani, Suruchi Hasija, Lakshmi Kumari
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate patients aged less than 40 years implanted with tissue heart valves with respect to survival, thromboembolism, structural degeneration and quality of life. METHODS: Between January, 2000 and December, 2016, 132 patients (51 males) with rheumatic heart disease underwent mitral valve replacement using Carpentier-Edwards, perimount, pericardial bioprostheses. The patients' ages ranged between 12 and 39 years (mean±SD 30...
August 1, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029776/accelerated-idioventricular-rhythm-requiring-catheter-ablation-in-a-child-the-dark-side-of-a-benign-arrhythmia
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A Errahmouni, S-S Bun, D G Latcu, A Tazi-Mezalek, N Saoudi
A 12 year-old boy, with no history of cardiac disease, was referred to our department for evaluation of an incessant accelerated idioventricular rhythm (AIVR) complicated with severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and cardiogenic shock. Extensive diagnostic work-up failed to reveal any structural heart disease. During electrophysiological study, AIVR originated from the right ventricular endocardial anterior wall and was successfully ablated using remote magnetic navigation. LV function showed complete recovery four weeks after the procedure...
October 10, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029393/intermittent-treatment-with-farnesyltransferase-inhibitor-and-sulforaphane-improves-cellular-homeostasis-in-hutchinson-gilford-progeria-fibroblasts
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Diana Gabriel, Dinah Dorith Shafry, Leslie B Gordon, Karima Djabali
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a rare genetic condition associated with mutations in the LMNA gene. This disease recapitulates some aspects of normal aging, such as hair loss, thin skin, joint stiffness, and atherosclerosis. The latter leads to heart attack or stroke that causes death at an average age of 14.6 years in children with HGPS. The typical LMNA mutation results in the production of a truncated prelamin A protein, progerin, that remains permanently farnesylated and abnormally associated with the nuclear envelope...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027095/multimodality-imaging-of-pericardial-diseases
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Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Fatimah Almasoudi, Mohamed Ebid, Amjad M Ahmed, Abdelrahman Jamiel
Pericardial diseases have changed their epidemiology in the past few years. With the aging population and decreasing incidence of communicable diseases, the causes of pericardial diseases have significantly changed from infectious and malignant to postradiation and cardiac surgery causes. Despite that, pericardial diseases remain difficult to diagnose. The accurate and timely diagnosis of these diseases is essential to avoid the late sequela of pericardial constriction and pericardial cirrhosis. Echocardiography remains the first test of choice for the assessment of patients with suspected pericardial diseases...
October 12, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025029/ct-coronary-imaging-a-fast-evolving-world
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Prabhakar Rajiah, Suhny Abbara
Computed tomography (CT) has become an important modality in the evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD). The tremendous technological advances in CT in the last two decades has made it possible to obtain high quality images of coronary arteries with high spatial and temporal resolutions. Multiple trials have confirmed the accuracy of CT compared to invasive catheter angiography. CT is also able to evaluate beyond the lumen in characterizing and quantifying atherosclerotic plaques, including evaluation of high risk features...
September 4, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023983/age-vascular-health-and-alzheimer-s-disease-biomarkers-in-an-elderly-sample
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Prashanthi Vemuri, Timothy G Lesnick, Scott A Przybelski, David S Knopman, Val J Lowe, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Rosebud O Roberts, Michelle M Mielke, Mary M Machulda, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the associations between age, vascular health, and Alzheimer's disease (AD) imaging biomarkers in an elderly sample. METHODS: We identified 430 individuals along the cognitive continuum aged>60 years with amyloid-PET, Tau-PET, and MRI scans from the population-based Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. A subset of 329 individuals had FDG-PET. We ascertained presently existing cardiovascular and metabolic conditions (CMC) from healthcare records and used the summation of presence/absence of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiac-arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus, and stroke as a surrogate for vascular health...
October 10, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022266/cardiac-aging-benefits-of-exercise-nrf2-activation-and-antioxidant-signaling
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Madhusudhanan Narasimhan, Namakkal-Soorappan Rajasekaran
Cardiovascular dysfunction and heart failure associated with aging not only impairs the cardiac function but also the quality of life eventually decreasing the life expectancy of the elderly. Notably, cardiac tissue can prematurely age under certain conditions such as genetic mutation, persistent redox stress and overload, aberrant molecular signaling, DNA damage, telomere attrition, and other pathological insults. While cardiovascular-related morbidity and mortality is on the rise and remains a global health threat, there has been only little to moderate improvements in its medical management...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021848/scar-characteristics-derived-from-two-and-three-dimensional-reconstructions-of-cardiac-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-images-relationship-to-ventricular-tachycardia-inducibility-and-ablation-success
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Kazumasa Sonoda, Yasuo Okumura, Ichiro Watanabe, Koichi Nagashima, Hiroaki Mano, Rikitake Kogawa, Naoko Yamaguchi, Keiko Takahashi, Kazuki Iso, Kimie Ohkubo, Toshiko Nakai, Satoshi Kunimoto, Atsushi Hirayama
BACKGROUND: The relationship between cardiac contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CE-MRI)-derived scar characteristics and substrate for ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with structural heart disease (SHD) has not been fully investigated. METHODS: This study included 51 patients (mean age, 63.3±15.1 years) who underwent CE-MRI with SHD and VT induction testing before ablation. Late gadolinium-enhanced (LGE) regions on MRI slices were quantified by thresholding techniques...
October 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021775/cardiac-findings-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
#18
Angela Rosenbohm, Benjamin Schmid, Dominik Buckert, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jan Kassubek, Albert C Ludolph, Peter Bernhardt
The objective of this study was to investigate the potential involvement of cardiac structure and function by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. Our study included 35 patients with ALS without a history of cardiac disease and an age- and gender-matched healthy control group (n = 34). All subjects received a CMR in a 1.5-T whole-body scanner. Patients were also screened with Holter monitoring, echocardiography, and a blood test of cardiac markers. Myocardial mass in ALS hearts was reduced compared to the control group, and ejection volumes in the left and right heart were severely decreased in ALS patients, as shown by echocardiography and CMR...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021403/heterozygous-mutations-affecting-the-protein-kinase-domain-of-cdk13-cause-a-syndromic-form-of-developmental-delay-and-intellectual-disability
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Mark J Hamilton, Richard C Caswell, Natalie Canham, Trevor Cole, Helen V Firth, Nicola Foulds, Ketil Heimdal, Emma Hobson, Gunnar Houge, Shelagh Joss, Dhavendra Kumar, Anne Katrin Lampe, Isabelle Maystadt, Victoria McKay, Kay Metcalfe, Ruth Newbury-Ecob, Soo-Mi Park, Leema Robert, Cecilie F Rustad, Emma Wakeling, Andrew O M Wilkie, The Deciphering Developmental Disorders Study, Stephen R F Twigg, Mohnish Suri
INTRODUCTION: Recent evidence has emerged linking mutations in CDK13 to syndromic congenital heart disease. We present here genetic and phenotypic data pertaining to 16 individuals with CDK13 mutations. METHODS: Patients were investigated by exome sequencing, having presented with developmental delay and additional features suggestive of a syndromic cause. RESULTS: Our cohort comprised 16 individuals aged 4-16 years. All had developmental delay, including six with autism spectrum disorder...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020983/cxcr2-inhibition-a-novel-approach-to-treating-coronary-heart-disease-cicada-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jubin P Joseph, Eliana Reyes, Josephine Guzman, Jim O'Doherty, Hannah McConkey, Satpal Arri, Rahul Kakkar, Nicholas Beckley, Abdel Douiri, Sally F Barrington, Simon R Redwood, Albert Ferro
BACKGROUND: There is emerging evidence of the central role of neutrophils in both atherosclerotic plaque formation and rupture. Patients with lower neutrophil counts following acute coronary syndromes tend to have a greater coronary flow reserve, which is a strong predictor of long-term cardiovascular health. But so far, no data are available regarding the impact of neutrophil inhibition on cardiovascular clinical or surrogate endpoints. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the effects of AZD5069, a cysteine-X-cysteine chemokine receptor 2 (CXCR2) inhibitor, on coronary flow reserve and coronary structure and function in patients with coronary artery disease...
October 11, 2017: Trials
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