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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524859/mesenchymal-stem-cells-sense-mitochondria-released-from-damaged-cells-as-danger-signals-to-activate-their-rescue-properties
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Meriem Mahrouf-Yorgov, Lionel Augeul, Claire Crola Da Silva, Maud Jourdan, Muriel Rigolet, Sylvie Manin, René Ferrera, Michel Ovize, Adeline Henry, Aurélie Guguin, Jean-Paul Meningaud, Jean-Luc Dubois-Randé, Roberto Motterlini, Roberta Foresti, Anne-Marie Rodriguez
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) protect tissues against cell death induced by ischemia/reperfusion insults. This therapeutic effect seems to be controlled by physiological cues released by the local microenvironment following injury. Recent lines of evidence indicate that MSC can communicate with their microenvironment through bidirectional exchanges of mitochondria. In particular, in vitro and in vivo studies report that MSCs rescue injured cells through delivery of their own mitochondria. However, the role of mitochondria conveyed from somatic cells to MSC remains unknown...
May 19, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522833/parkin-regulation-of-chop-modulates-susceptibility-to-cardiac-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Kim Han, Shahin Hassanzadeh, Komudi Singh, Sara Menazza, Tiffany T Nguyen, Mark V Stevens, An Nguyen, Hong San, Stasia A Anderson, Yongshun Lin, Jizhong Zou, Elizabeth Murphy, Michael N Sack
The regulatory control of cardiac endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is incompletely characterized. As ER stress signaling upregulates the E3-ubiquitin ligase Parkin, we investigated the role of Parkin in cardiac ER stress. Parkin knockout mice exposed to aortic constriction-induced cardiac pressure-overload or in response to systemic tunicamycin (TM) developed adverse ventricular remodeling with excessive levels of the ER regulatory C/EBP homologous protein CHOP. CHOP was identified as a Parkin substrate and its turnover was Parkin-dose and proteasome-dependent...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515743/acute-phase-proteins-and-oxidative-stress-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-comparison-of-cardioplegia-strategy
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Dariusz Plicner, Jarosław Stoliński, Anna Rzucidło-Hymczak, Bogusław Kapelak, Anetta Undas
INTRODUCTION: Several strategies are still being introduced to cardiac surgery techniques to reduce the signs of the inflammatory response and oxidative stress. Many efforts have been made to develop the best possible method for myocardial protection. AIM: To assess the effect of the cardioplegia strategy on the systemic inflammatory response and oxidative stress. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A group of 238 consecutive, elective on-pump coronary artery bypass graft patients (CABG; 183 men, aged 64...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508372/effect-of-second-hand-tobacco-smoke-on-the-nitration-of-brain-proteins-a-systems-biology-and-bioinformatics-approach
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Firas H Kobeissy, Joy Guingab-Cagmat, Adriaan W Bruijnzeel, Mark S Gold, Kevin Wang
Second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure leads to the death of approximately 48,000 nonsmokers per year in the United States alone. SHS exposure has been associated with cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurodegenerative diseases. While cardiac function abnormalities and lung cancer due to SHS have been well characterized, brain injury due to SHS has not undergone a full systematic evaluation. Oxidative stress and nitration have been associated with smoking and SHS exposure. Animal studies suggest that exposure to tobacco smoke increases oxidative stress...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487337/haptoglobin-hp2-variant-promotes-premature-cardiovascular-death-in-stroke-survivors
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Ijäs Petra, Susanna Melkas, Jani Saksi, Antti Jula, Matti Jauhiainen, Niku Oksala, Tarja Pohjasvaara, Markku Kaste, Pekka J Karhunen, Perttu Lindsberg, Timo Erkinjuntti
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Haptoglobin (Hp) is an acute phase plasma protein protecting tissues from oxidative damage. It exists in 2 variant alleles (hp1/hp2) giving rise to 3 protein isoforms with different biochemical properties and efficiency to limit oxidative stress. We previously found that hp2 variant is associated with stroke risk in the patients with carotid stenosis and the risk of ischemic cardiovascular events in a general population cohort. This study examined the hypothesis that Hp genotype is associated with general cardiovascular risk in patients with stroke...
May 9, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486839/brugada-syndrome-and-the-story-of-dave
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Samira Kashinath Dhamapurkar, Barbara A Wilson, Anita Rose, Gerhard Florschutz
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a little known genetic condition that causes severe disturbances in cardiac rhythm and may result in sudden unexpected cardiac death in an apparently healthy person. The heart structure is typically normal but there are problems with electrical activity. The syndrome is named after Spanish brothers who are cardiologists, Pedro and Josep Brugada. BrS is the major cause of sudden unexplained death syndrome (SUDS), also known as sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS). Following a description of the syndrome, including its prevalence and incidence, how it is diagnosed and how it can be treated, we consider those who survive a cardiac arrest and what problems they may face...
May 10, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476552/preceding-national-early-warnings-scores-among-in-hospital-cardiac-arrests-and-their-impact-on-survival
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Daniel Roberts, Therese Djärv
OBJECTIVES: In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCAs) are often preceded by abnormal vital signs. Preceding abnormal vital signs might lower the physiological reserve capacity and therefore decrease survival after an IHCA. AIM: To assess the preceding national early warning score (NEWS) and its relation to survival after an IHCA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients ≥18years suffering an IHCA at Karolinska University Hospital between 1st January 2014 and 31st December 2015 were included...
April 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476218/-bioethics-in-end-of-life-decisions-in-neonatology-unresolved-issues
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Juan Arnaez, Juan Carlos Tejedor, Sonia Caserío, María Teresa Montes, María Teresa Moral, Javier González de Dios, Alfredo García-Alix
This document is the result of previous work carried out by different expert groups and submitted to multidisciplinary debate at a Conference about controversial, deficient, or new aspects in the field of neonatal palliative care, such as: 1) the deliberative decision-making process, 2) hospital and domiciliary palliative care, 3) donation after controlled cardiac death, and 4) moral stress in professionals. The most relevant conclusions were: the need to instruct professionals in bioethics and in the deliberative method to facilitate thorough and reasonable decision-making; the lack of development in the field of perinatal palliative care and domiciliary palliative care in hospitals that attend newborns; the need to provide neonatal units with resources that help train professionals in communication skills and in the management of moral distress, as well as delineate operational procedure and guidelines for neonatal organ donation...
May 2, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472095/oxidative-profiling-of-the-failing-right-heart-in-rats-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Xinhong Wang, Nataliia V Shults, Yuichiro J Suzuki
Right heart failure is the major cause of death among patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Understanding the biology of the right ventricle (RV) should help developing new therapeutic strategies. Rats subjected to the injection of Sugen5416 (an inhibitors of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor) plus the ovalbumin immunization had increased pulmonary arterial pressure and severe vascular remodeling. RVs of these rats were hypertrophied and had severe cardiac fibrosis. No apoptosis was, however, detected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465976/addition-of-exercise-to-dipyridamole-stress-echocardiography-in-order-to-carry-on-the-ischemic-cascade-role-in-the-diagnosis-of-coronary-artery-disease-and-prognostic-value
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Piergiuseppe Piovesana, Pietro Offelli, Francesca D'Ambrosio, Fabio De Conti, Virginia Scarabeo, Marco Panfili, Francesco Antonini-Canterin
BACKGROUND: Sensitivity of dipyridamole stress echocardiography (SE) is often lower than required. The aim of the present work is the evaluation of the association of dipyridamole and exercise echocardiography. METHODS: From June 2007 to January 2011, 259 consecutive patients referred to Camposampiero Echocardiography Laboratory underwent SE. Stress protocol started with dipyridamole infusion of 0.84 mg/kg over 6 min. In patients without a new dyssynergy after dipyridamole, SE was carried on with supine exercise...
October 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457864/development-or-disease-duality-of-the-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore
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REVIEW
María José Pérez, Rodrigo A Quintanilla
Mitochondria is not only a dynamic organelle that produces ATP, but is also an important contributor to cell functions in both development and cell death processes. These paradoxical functions of mitochondria are partially regulated by the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP), a high-conductance channel that can induce loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, impairment of cellular calcium homeostasis, oxidative stress, and a decrease in ATP production upon pathological activation. Interestingly, despite their different etiologies, several neurodegenerative diseases and heart ischemic injuries share mitochondrial dysfunction as a common element...
April 28, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456317/long-term-prognostic-value-of-appropriate-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Angela S Koh, Weng Kit Lye, Shaw Yang Chia, Jennifer Salunat-Flores, Ling L Sim, Felix Y J Keng, Ru San Tan, Terrance S J Chua
Appropriate use criteria (AUC) for single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion images (SPECT-MPIs) were developed to address the growth of cardiac imaging studies. Long-term prognostic value of AUC in SPECT-MPI has not been tested in existing cohorts. We sought to determine the long-term prognostic value of MPI classified as appropriate. AUC was evaluated in a prospectively designed cohort of patients who underwent clinically indicated MPI. MPI studies were classified based on 2009 AUC for SPECT-MPI...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454798/the-design-of-the-valsartan-for-attenuating-disease-evolution-in-early-sarcomeric-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-vanish-trial
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Carolyn Y Ho, John J V McMurray, Allison L Cirino, Steven D Colan, Sharlene M Day, Akshay S Desai, Steven E Lipshultz, Calum A MacRae, Ling Shi, Scott D Solomon, E John Orav, Eugene Braunwald
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is often caused by sarcomere gene mutations, resulting in left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), myocardial fibrosis, and increased risk of sudden cardiac death and heart failure. Studies in mouse models of sarcomeric HCM demonstrated that early treatment with an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) reduced development of LVH and fibrosis. In contrast, prior human studies using ARBs for HCM have targeted heterogeneous adult cohorts with well-established disease. The VANISH trial is testing the safety and feasibility of disease-modifying therapy with an ARB in genotyped HCM patients with early disease...
May 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452408/psychological-interventions-for-coronary-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Suzanne H Richards, Lindsey Anderson, Caroline E Jenkinson, Ben Whalley, Karen Rees, Philippa Davies, Paul Bennett, Zulian Liu, Robert West, David R Thompson, Rod S Taylor
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common cause of death globally, although mortality rates are falling. Psychological symptoms are prevalent for people with CHD, and many psychological treatments are offered following cardiac events or procedures with the aim of improving health and outcomes. This is an update of a Cochrane systematic review previously published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of psychological interventions (alone or with cardiac rehabilitation) compared with usual care (including cardiac rehabilitation where available) for people with CHD on total mortality and cardiac mortality; cardiac morbidity; and participant-reported psychological outcomes of levels of depression, anxiety, and stress; and to explore potential study-level predictors of the effectiveness of psychological interventions in this population...
April 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447283/adenosine-stress-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-octogenarians-safety-tolerability-and-long-term-prognostic-implications-of-hemodynamic-response-and-spect-related-variables
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Athanasios Katsikis, Athanasios Theodorakos, Spyridon Papaioannou, Antonios Kalkinis, Genovefa Kolovou, Konstantinos Konstantinou, Maria Koutelou
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of tolerability, safety, and prognostic implications of adenosine stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in octogenarians. METHODS: 370 octogenarians (49% known coronary artery disease) were studied. Hemodynamic response, MPI-related data, and rest-left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) based on echocardiography were registered per patient, and prospective follow-up was performed to document all-cause death (ACD), cardiac death (CD), myocardial infarction (MI), and late revascularization...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444178/shortening-cardioplegic-arrest-time-in-patients-undergoing-combined-coronary-and-valve-surgery-results-from-a-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial-the-scat-trial
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Chris A Rogers, Radek Capoun, Lauren J Scott, Jodi Taylor, Anil Jain, Gianni D Angelini, Pradeep Narayan, M-Saadeh Suleiman, Kunal Sarkar, Raimondo Ascione
OBJECTIVES: Combined coronary artery bypass grafting and valve surgery requires a prolonged period of cardioplegic arrest (CA) predisposing to myocardial injury and postoperative cardiac-specific complications. The aim of this trial was to reduce the CA time in patients undergoing combined coronary artery bypass grafting and valve surgery and assess if this was associated with less myocardial injury and related complications. METHODS: Participants were randomized to (i) coronary artery bypass grafting performed on the beating heart with cardiopulmonary bypass support followed by CA for the valve procedure (hybrid) or (ii) both procedures under CA (conventional)...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442292/the-impact-of-gender-on-the-prognostic-value-of-dobutamine-stress-myocardial-contrast-echocardiography
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Constantina Aggeli, Kali Polytarchou, Ioannis Felekos, Kostas Zisimos, Erifili Venieri, Athanasios Verveniotis, Dimitrios Varvarousis, Kostantinos Toutouzas, Eleutherios Tsiamis, Dimitrios Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Dobutamine stress contrast echo (DSCE) has a well-established prognostic value in the context of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, data regarding its prognostic capability separately in men and women are scarce. The aim of the current study was to assess gender-related differences in the prognostic performance of DSCE. METHODS: DSCE was performed in 2645 consecutive patients, who were classified in two groups depending on gender. Follow-up lasted 57...
April 22, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439760/prognostic-study-of-cardiac-events-in-japanese-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-using-ecg-gated-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-final-3-year-report-of-the-j-access-3-study
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Satoko Nakamura, Yuhei Kawano, Kenichi Nakajima, Hiroki Hase, Nobuhiko Joki, Tsuguru Hatta, Shigeyuki Nishimura, Masao Moroi, Susumu Nakagawa, Tokuo Kasai, Hideo Kusuoka, Yasuchika Takeishi, Mitsuru Momose, Kazuya Takehana, Mamoru Nanasato, Syunichi Yoda, Hidetaka Nishina, Naoya Matsumoto, Tsunehiko Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is considered useful for risk stratification among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), without renal deterioration by contrast media. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Japanese Assessment of Cardiac Events and Survival Study by Quantitative Gated SPECT (J-ACCESS 3) is a multicenter, prospective cohort study investigating the ability of MPI to predict cardiac events in 529 CKD patients without a definitive coronary artery disease...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432810/liver-cirrhosis-is-a-risk-factor-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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HyunJung Lee, Eue-Keun Choi, Tae-Min Rhee, So-Ryoung Lee, Woo-Hyun Lim, Si-Hyuck Kang, Kyung-Do Han, Myung-Jin Cha, Seil Oh
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Information is lacking regarding whether liver cirrhosis (LC) is associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) development. We aimed to investigate the incidence and clinical significance of AF in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: LC patients (n = 3,596; mean age, 54.7 ± 12.3 years; male, 72.5%) without previous AF were selected from the Korean National Health Insurance Service National Sample Cohort database between 2004 and 2008. Age- and sex-matched controls (n=17,980) were randomly sampled in a 5:1 ratio from non-LC individuals...
April 22, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432794/posttraumatic-stress-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-trajectories-and-vulnerability-factors
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M Habibović, J Denollet, S S Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy is first-line treatment for the primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. Despite the unequivocal medical benefits, living with an ICD may affect patients' psychological functioning and general well-being. We examined the trajectories of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety in patients with an ICD and the vulnerability factors associated with an increased risk of symptoms of PTSD and anxiety...
April 22, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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