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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652388/optimization-of-thermolytic-response-to-a1-adenosine-receptor-agonists-in-rats
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Isaac R Bailey, Bernard Laughlin, Lucille Moore, Lori K Bogren, Zeinab Barati, Kelly L Drew
Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States and currently, therapeutic hypothermia, now called targeted temperature management (TTM), is the only recent treatment modality proven to increase survival rates and reduce morbidity for this condition. Shivering and subsequent metabolic stress, however, limits application and benefit of TTM. Stimulating CNS A1 adenosine receptors inhibits shivering and non-shivering thermogenesis in rats and induces a hibernation-like response in hibernating species...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629836/opposite-effects-of-catalase-and-mnsod-ectopic-expression-on-stress-induced-defects-and-mortality-in-the-desmin-deficient-cardiomyopathy-model
#2
Kleopatra Rapti, Antigoni Diokmetzidou, Ismini Kloukina, Derek J Milner, Aimilia Varela, Constantinos H Davos, Yassemi Capetanaki
Oxidative stress has been linked strongly to cell death and cardiac remodeling processes, all hallmarks of heart failure. Mice deficient for desmin (des-/-), the major muscle specific intermediate filament protein, develop dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure characterized by mitochondrial defects and cardiomyocyte death. The cellular and biochemical alterations in the hearts of these mice strongly suggest that oxidative stress is one of the mechanisms contributing to the pathogenesis of the phenotype. Recently, we showed that indeed the desmin deficient cardiomyocytes are under increased oxidative stress...
June 16, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629519/erythropoietin-endogenous-protection-of-ischemic-brain
#3
Robert T Mallet, Myoung-Gwi Ryou
The human brain requires uninterrupted delivery of blood-borne oxygen and nutrients to sustain its function. Focal ischemia, particularly, ischemic stroke, and global ischemia imposed by cardiac arrest disrupt the brain's fuel supply. The resultant ATP depletion initiates a complex injury cascade encompassing intracellular Ca(2+) overload, glutamate excitotoxicity, oxido-nitrosative stress, extracellular matrix degradation, and inflammation, culminating in neuronal and astroglial necrosis and apoptosis, neurocognitive deficits, and even death...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624355/3-np-induced-huntington-s-like-disease-impairs-nrf2-activation-without-loss-of-cardiac-function-in-aged-rats
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A Silva-Palacios, M Ostolga-Chavarría, M Buelna-Chontal, C Garibay, S Hernández-Reséndiz, F J Roldán, P L Flores, A Luna-López, M Königsberg, C Zazueta
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are one of the leading causes of death in patients over 60years with Huntington's disease (HD). Here, we investigated if age-related oxidative stress (OS) is a relevant factor to develop cardiac damage in an in vivo model of striatal neurodegeneration induced by 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NP). We also evaluated the potential effect of tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) to increase the Nrf2-regulated antioxidant response in hearts from adult and aged rats intoxicated with 3-NP. Our results showed that 3-NP-treatment did not induce cardiac dysfunction, neither in adult nor in aged rats...
June 15, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623036/-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-dysplasia-literature-review-and-case-report
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William Alejandro Camargo-Ariza, Silvia Juliana Galvis-Blanco, Tatiana Del Pilar Camacho-Enciso, Carlos Alberto Quiroz-Romero, Juan José Bermudez-Echeverry
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia is an inherited autosomal dominant pathology with an estimated prevalence of 1:2,500 to 1:5,000, being higher in males (3:1). It is characterized histologically by replacement of cardiomyocytes by fibro-adipose tissue, which predisposes to ventricular arrhythmias, right ventricular failure, and sudden cardiac death. The main goal of treatment is to reduce the risk of sudden death and improve the quality of life of patients. We present the case of a 23 year old woman whose clinical symptoms started with palpitations, chest pain with physical activity, syncope and headache 6 years ago during her first pregnancy...
June 13, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612904/prognostic-value-of-growth-differentiation-factor-15-in-chinese-patients-with-heart-failure-a-prospective-observational-study
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Hua Wang, Qingyong Chen, Yingying Li, Xianchao Jing, Jiefu Yang
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), a biomarker associated with remodeling, oxidative stress and inflammation, has been used to stratify heart failure (HF) patients. However, its prognostic value in Chinese HF patients is still unknown. METHODS: GDF-15 levels were examined on admission in 272 consecutive HF patients in Beijing Hospital (a Chinese tertiary medical center) by a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. We recorded the incidence of all-cause mortality and/or readmission for HF during a median follow-up period of 558 days...
June 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608259/js-k-a-gst-activated-nitric-oxide-donor-prodrug-enhances-chemo-sensitivity-in-renal-carcinoma-cells-and-prevents-cardiac-myocytes-toxicity-induced-by-doxorubicin
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Mingning Qiu, Longzhi Ke, Sai Zhang, Xin Zeng, Zesong Fang, Jianjun Liu
PURPOSE: Doxorubicin, a highly effective and widely used anthracycline antibiotic in multiple chemotherapy regimens, has been limited by its cardiotoxicity. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of nitric oxide donor prodrug JS-K on proliferation and apoptosis in renal carcinoma cells and cardiac myocytes toxicity induced by Doxorubicin and to explore possible p53-related mechanism in renal carcinoma cells. METHODS: The effect of JS-K on anti-cancer activity of Doxorubicin was investigated in renal carcinoma cells via detecting cell proliferation, cytotoxicity, cell death and apoptosis and expressions of apoptotic-related proteins...
June 12, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607937/contrast-media-induced-anaphylaxis-causing-a-stress-related-cardiomyopathy-post-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-case-report
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Rajeev Seecheran, Valmiki Seecheran, Sangeeta Persad, Sasha Lalla, Naveen Anand Seecheran
Anaphylaxis is a sudden-onset, severe hypersensitivity reaction that can be potentially fatal. It can often transition to refractory hemodynamic instability, eventually resulting in death. Stress-related cardiomyopathies (SRCs) have multifactorial etiologies, including being linked to excessive catecholamine release in periods of intense stress. This novel case report recounts a SRC caused by contrast-induced anaphylaxis within 1 hour post percutaneous coronary intervention. Both acutely life-threatening conditions may occur simultaneously and are implicated with devastating complications...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600668/role-of-the-immune-system-in-cardiac-tissue-damage-and-repair-following-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Arman Saparov, Vyacheslav Ogay, Talgat Nurgozhin, William C W Chen, Nurlan Mansurov, Assel Issabekova, Jamilya Zhakupova
INTRODUCTION: The immune system plays a crucial role in the initiation, development, and resolution of inflammation following myocardial infarction (MI). The lack of oxygen and nutrients causes the death of cardiomyocytes and leads to the exposure of danger-associated molecular patterns that are recognized by the immune system to initiate inflammation. RESULTS: At the initial stage of post-MI inflammation, the immune system further damages cardiac tissue to clear cell debris...
June 9, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597777/improved-metabolism-and-redox-state-with-a-novel-preservation-solution-implications-for-donor-lungs-after-cardiac-death-dcd
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David A Schipper, Anthony V Louis, Destiny S Dicken, Kitsie Johnson, Ryszard T Smolenski, Stephen M Black, Ray Runyan, John Konhilas, Joe G N Garcia, Zain Khalpey
Lungs donated after cardiac death (DCD) are an underutilized resource for a dwindling donor lung transplant pool. Our study investigates the potential of a novel preservation solution, Somah, to better preserve statically stored DCD lungs, for an extended time period, when compared to low-potassium dextran solution (LPD). We hypothesize that Somah is a metabolically superior organ preservation solution for hypothermic statically stored porcine DCD lungs, possibly improving lung transplant outcomes. Porcine DCD lungs (n = 3 per group) were flushed with and submerged in cold preservation solution...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597120/long-term-prognostic-implications-of-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-octogenarians-an-all-comer-cohort-study
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Athanasios Katsikis, Athanasios Theodorakos, Vassiliki Manira, Spyridon Papaioannou, Genovefa Kolovou, Vassilios Voudris, Maria Koutelou
PURPOSE: Evaluation of the long-term prognostic value of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in octogenarians. METHODS: Six hundred and twenty-nine octogenarians [51% previous myocardial infarction (MI) or revascularization] who underwent single-isotope MPI (78% (201)Tl, 22% (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin) with exercise (38% Bruce, 2% leg ergometry) or pharmacologic (58% adenosine, 2% dobutamine) stress were studied. All patients had LVEF determined by echocardiography within 1 month from MPI...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575302/impact-of-computed-tomography-myocardial-perfusion-following-computed-tomography-coronary-angiography-on-downstream-referral-for-invasive-coronary-angiography-revascularization-and-outcome-at-12-months
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Alexander R van Rosendael, Aukelien C Dimitriu-Leen, Michiel A de Graaf, Erik W van Zwet, J Wouter Jukema, Jeroen J Bax, Lucia J Kroft, Arthur J Scholte
Aims: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of adding stress computed tomography (CT) myocardial perfusion (CTP) to coronary CT angiography (CTA) on downstream referral for invasive coronary angiography (ICA), revascularization, and outcome in patients presenting with new-onset chest pain. Methods and results: Three hundred and eighty-four patients were referred for cardiac CT. Patients with lesions ≥50% stenosis underwent subsequently stress CTP. Perfusion scans were considered abnormal if a defect was observed in ≥ 1 segment...
May 29, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571641/a-test-in-context-fractional-flow-reserve-accuracy-prognostic-implications-and%C3%A2-limitations
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REVIEW
Allen Jeremias, Ajay J Kirtane, Gregg W Stone
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an invasive procedure used during coronary angiography to determine the functional significance of coronary stenoses. Its use is particularly helpful in intermediate or angiographically ambiguous lesions in the absence of noninvasive functional studies. Randomized clinical trials have reported improved clinical outcomes with the use of FFR to guide coronary revascularization, including a reduction in cardiac death or myocardial infarction, as well as costs, with an FFR-based strategy compared with a conventional angiography-based approach...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567353/differential-efficacy-profile-of-aldosterone-receptor-antagonists-depending-on-the-type-of-chronic-heart-failure-whether-with-reduced-or-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-results-of-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#14
Renato De Vecchis, Carmelina Ariano
BACKGROUND: Because of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) activation, the patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) manifest increased ventricular stress, with impaired left ventricular function, and a slowing down in systemic venous drainage. More importantly, a reduction of the patient's life expectancy has been proven in the case of RAAS overstimulation. For these reasons, huge efforts have been made to obtain molecules able to efficaciously antagonize the RAAS overstimulation, such as aldosterone receptor antagonists (ARAs)...
June 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566297/effect-of-coronary-revascularization-on-the-prognostic-value-of-stress-myocardial-contrast-wall-motion-and-perfusion-imaging
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Nicola Gaibazzi, Thomas Porter, Valentina Lorenzoni, Gianluca Pontone, Delia De Santis, Andrea De Rosa, Andrea Igoren Guaricci
BACKGROUND: The assessment of myocardial perfusion (MP) and wall motion (WM) using contrast dipyridamole echocardiography (cSE-WMP) improves the sensitivity to detect coronary artery disease and the stratification of cardiac events, but its long-term value for fatal and nonfatal ischemic cardiac events, also with respect to patients undergoing revascularization or not, remains to be determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: One-thousand three-hundred and twenty-nine patients with suspect or known CAD who underwent cSE-WMP were followed for a median 5...
May 31, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565970/baclofen-systemic-toxicity-experimental-histopathological-and-biochemical-study
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S Y Issa, E M Hafez, A S El-Banna, S M Abdel Rahman, M K AlMazroua, M A El-Hamd
OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to highlight the toxic impact of baclofen on both biochemical and histopathological aspects in rats' liver, gastric, lung, kidney, and brain tissues. METHODS: The study was performed on 30 healthy adult male albino rats divided into four groups with 5 rats in each control group, and 10 rats in either experimental groups (two experimental and two control groups). Five rats (negative control) were kept in a quite non-stressful environment, provided with food ad libitum and free access to water...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551797/peripheral-blood-mitochondrial-dna-and-myocardial-function
#17
Tatiana Kuznetsova, Judita Knez
Heart failure is a complex progressive clinical syndrome which is initiated by risk factors (e.g., hypertension, obesity, and diabetes), then proceeds to asymptomatic maladaptive left ventricular remodeling and dysfunction, and finally evolves into clinically overt, symptomatic heart failure, disability, and death. The progression of left ventricular dysfunction is associated with changes in cardiac energy metabolism. Mitochondria play a central role in a variety of cardiomyocytes functions, including oxidative energy production, storage of calcium ions, and programmed cell death...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550088/cardiac-telomere-length-in-heart-development-function-and-disease
#18
Scott A Booth, Fadi J Charchar
Telomeres are repetitive nucleoprotein structures at chromosome ends and a decrease in the number of these repeats, known as a reduction in telomere length (TL), triggers cellular senescence and apoptosis. Heart disease, the worldwide leading cause of death, often results from the loss of cardiac cells which could be explained by decreases in TL. Due to the cell-specific regulation of TL, this review focuses on studies that have measured telomeres in heart cells and critically assesses the relationship between cardiac TL and heart function...
May 26, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545342/echocardiographic-and-clinical-findings-in-patients-with-fabry-disease-during-long-term-enzyme-replacement-therapy-a-nationwide-danish-cohort-study
#19
Christoffer Valdorff Madsen, Henning Bundgaard, Åse Krogh Rasmussen, Søren Schwartz Sørensen, Jørgen Holm Petersen, Lars Køber, Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen, Helle Petri
OBJECTIVES: In patients with Fabry disease (FD), left ventricular hypertrophy and arrhythmias are frequently observed and cardiac involvement is the leading cause of death. Long-term efficacy of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) on cardiac involvement is unclear. We assessed and compared long-term progression of cardiac involvement according to ERT and non-ERT. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed and compared long-term progression of cardiac involvement in adult patients with FD in the nationwide Danish cohort...
May 25, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544404/microrna-328-is-involved-in-the-effect-of-selenium-on-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-injury-in-h9c2-cells
#20
Xiaolin Zheng, Xiaoyan Hu, Tangdong Ge, Mengdi Li, Minxia Shi, Jincheng Luo, Hehuan Lai, Tingting Nie, Fenglan Li, Hui Li
Oxidative stress induces apoptosis in cardiac cells, and antioxidants attenuate the injury. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are also involved in cell death; therefore, this study aimed to investigate the role of miRNAs in the effect of selenium on oxidative stress-induced apoptosis. The effects of sodium selenite were analyzed via cell viability, superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, and malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration. Flow cytometry was used to evaluate cell apoptosis. Fura-2AM was used to calculate intracellular Ca(2+) concentration...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
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