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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053997/association-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-exposure-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-a-role-of-mean-platelet-volume-or-club-cell-secretory-protein
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Chen Hu, Jian Hou, Yun Zhou, Huizhen Sun, Wenjun Yin, Youjian Zhang, Xian Wang, Guiyang Wang, Weihong Chen, Jing Yuan
BACKGROUND: Inflammation may play an important role in the association between exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of PAHs exposure with ASCVD risk and effects of mean platelet volume (MPV) or Club cell secretory protein (CC16) on the association. METHODS: A total of 2022 subjects (689 men and 1333 women) were drawn from the baseline Wuhan residents of the Wuhan-Zhuhai Cohort study...
October 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053913/morphological-changes-of-the-internal-carotid-artery-prevalence-and-characteristics-a-clinic-and-ultrasonographic-study-in-a-series-of-19-804-patients-over-25-years-old
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Hugo F G Martins, Alexandra Mayer, Paulo Batista, Fátima Soares, Vanessa Almeida, Ana Júlia Pedro, Victor Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Morphological changes of the internal carotid arteries (McICA) are frequently found during cervical ultrasound studies. However, McICA's etiology remains controversial. During this study, the prevalence and demographic characteristics of McICA such as kinking, coiling or looping, identified by Doppler ultrasound, were analysed and its relationship with vascular risk factors and stroke was assessed. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed by analysing 19,804 patients between Jan 2000 and Jun 2012 who were submitted to cervical ultrasonographic study...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053723/heart-rate-variability-and-baroreceptor-reflex-sensitivity-in-early-versus-late-onset-preeclampsia
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Thomas Michael Weber, Helmut Karl Lackner, Andreas Roessler, Ilona Papousek, Vassiliki Kolovetsiou-Kreiner, Miha Lucovnik, Karin Schmid-Zalaudek, Uwe Lang, Manfred Georg Moertl
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there are differences in autonomic nervous system function in early- versus late-onset preeclampsia. METHODS: Matched case-control study. Cases were defined as singleton pregnancies with preeclampsia at < 34+0 weeks of gestation (early-onset preeclampsia) and ≥ 34+0 weeks of gestation (late-onset preeclampsia). For each case in each of the preeclampsia subgroups, three "control"uncomplicated singleton pregnancies were matched by maternal age, height, and week of gestation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053673/a-chronic-cardiac-ischemia-model-in-swine-using-an-ameroid-constrictor
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Karen J Keeran, Kenneth R Jeffries, Arthur D Zetts, Joni Taylor, Shawn Kozlov, Timothy J Hunt
Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of mortality in the United States. There are numerous approaches to treating these diseases, but regardless of the approach, an in vivo model is needed to test each treatment. The pig is one of the most used large animal models for cardiovascular disease. Its heart is very similar in anatomy and function to that of a human. The ameroid placement technique creates an ischemic area of the heart, which has many useful applications in studying myocardial infarction...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053201/changes-in-pulmonary-artery-systolic-pressure-and-right-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-on-maintenance-dialysis
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Sadashiv Santosh, Cheng Chu, John Mwangi, Melin Narayan, Amy Mosman, Ravi Nayak, Marie Philipneri
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pulmonary hypertension is common in patients with end-stage renal disease, and portends a poor prognosis. There are little data in this population, and previous studies have not evaluated quantitative changes in hemodynamics over time while on maintenance dialysis. This study sought to estimate changes in pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) and right ventricular function over time, and to predict PASP change using clinical variables routinely available at time of initial measurement, in patients on maintenance dialysis...
October 20, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053152/heart-in-space-effect-of-the-extraterrestrial-environment-on-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Richard L Hughson, Alexander Helm, Marco Durante
National space agencies and private corporations aim at an extended presence of humans in space in the medium to long term. Together with currently suboptimal technology, microgravity and cosmic rays raise health concerns about deep-space exploration missions. Both of these physical factors affect the cardiovascular system, whose gravity-dependence is pronounced. Heart and vascular function are, therefore, susceptible to substantial changes in weightlessness. The altered cardiovascular function in space causes physiological problems in the postflight period...
October 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053020/cardiovascular-outcomes-for-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease-a-cohort-study-in-the-health-improvement-network-thin-in-the-uk
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Lucía Cea Soriano, F Gerry R Fowkes, Saga Johansson, Alaster M Allum, Luis A García Rodriguez
Background Few data are available on risk factors and associations with outcomes in symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) populations in primary care. We assessed characteristics and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with and those without symptomatic peripheral artery disease in UK primary care, and quantified risk factors for cardiovascular outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease. Methods Among patients in The Health Improvement Network (THIN) aged 50-89 years in 2000-2010, a symptomatic peripheral artery disease cohort ( n = 28,484) and a matched comparison cohort without peripheral artery disease ( n = 113,940) were identified using Read codes...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052901/cardiometabolic-disease-in-atopic-dermatitis-the-heart-of-the-matter
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A Egeberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052864/short-term-hypoxia-upregulated-mas-receptor-expression-to-repress-the-at1-r-signaling-pathway-and-attenuate-ang-ii-induced-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis
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Ruey-Lin Chang, Chih-Fen Chang, Da-Tong Ju, Tsung-Jung Ho, Tung-Ti Chang, Jing-Wei Lin, Jia-Chun Le, Shiu-Min Cheng, Cecilia-Hsuan Day, V Vijaya Padma, Chih-Yang Huang
Hypertension-stimulated cardiac hypertrophy and apoptosis play critical roles in the progression of heart failure. Our previous study suggested that hypertensive angiotensin II (Ang II) enhanced insulin-like growth factor receptor II (IGF-IIR) expression and cardiomyocyte apoptosis, which are involved JNK activation, sirtuin1 (SIRT1) degradation, and heat-shock transcription factor 1 (HSF1) acetylation. Moreover, previous studies have implied that short-term hypoxia (STH) might exert cardioprotective effects...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052801/coronary-flow-response-to-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-is-preserved-in-old-cardiac-patients
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Elpidio Santillo, Monica Migale, Fabrizio Balestrini, Demetrio Postacchini, Silvia Bustacchini, Fabrizia Lattanzio, Raffaele Antonelli-Incalzi
BACKGROUND: The effect of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) on coronary flow in elderly cardiac patients has not been investigated yet. Thus, we aimed to study the change of coronary flow subsequent to RIPC in old patients with heart diseases and to identify its main correlates. METHODS: Ninety-five elderly patients (aged ≥ 65 years) accessing cardiac rehabilitation ward underwent transthoracic ultrasound evaluation of peak diastolic flow velocity of left anterior descending artery...
October 20, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052786/tolvaptan-promotes-urinary-excretion-of-sodium-and-urea-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Satoshi Minami, Takayuki Hamano, Hirotsugu Iwatani, Masayuki Mizui, Yoshiki Kimura, Yoshitaka Isaka
BACKGROUND: Tolvaptan (TLV) promotes aquaresis; however, little is known about its effect on solute excretion in chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: We retrospectively studied CKD patients with decompensated heart failure (HF) or those with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) receiving TLV. Patients with an increased urine volume of more than twice of daily variance were defined as "responders" in HF. We compared the ability of the urinary osmolality (U-OSM) change and urinary creatinine concentration ([U-Cr]) change to discriminate "responders"...
October 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052748/-heart-valve-disesases-how-sufficient-is-the-knowledge-of-the-german-population
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L Gaede, J Blumenstein, C Liebetrau, O Dörr, W-K Kim, C Hamm, A Elsässer, H Nef, H Möllmann
To evaluate the awareness and knowledge of the German population regarding diseases in general, a survey of 1446 people aged 60 years or older was conducted in 14 German towns. The focus was on heart valve diseases with special emphasis on aortic valve stenosis (AS). While cancer was the disease that respondents were most concerned about (25.2%), only 3.3% were concerned about heart valve diseases. In this respect, the knowledge was broadly limited: only 7.4% of participants claimed to have some familiarity with heart valve diseases and only 12...
October 20, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052535/large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-kidney-with-cardiac-metastasis-a-case-report
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Moeka Shimbori, Kimito Osaka, Takashi Kawahara, Ryo Kasahara, Sayuki Kawabata, Kazuhide Makiyama, Keiichi Kondo, Noboru Nakaigawa, Shoji Yamanaka, Masahiro Yao
BACKGROUND: Primary large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the kidney is a rare and generally very aggressive disease. We present a case of a patient with primary large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the kidney with cardiac metastasis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old Japanese man presented to his previous physician with hematuria. Computed tomography revealed masses in the heart and right kidney, and fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography showed abnormal uptake in the heart...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052526/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-indeterminate-negative-cardiac-sarcoidosis-revealed-by-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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S C Sasson, R Russo, T Chung, G Chu, I Hunyor, J Williamson, A Murad, A Kane, S Riminton, S Limaye
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disorder of immune dysregulation characterized by non-caseating granulomas that can affect any organ. Cardiac sarcoidosis is an under-recognized entity that has a heterogeneous presentation and may occur independently or with any severity of systemic disease. Diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis remains problematic with endomyocardial biopsies associated with a high risk of complications. Several diagnostic algorithms are currently available that rely on histopathology or clinical and radiological measures...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052305/pulmonary-vascular-indices-and-survival-in-left-heart-disease-illusion-of-conclusion
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EDITORIAL
Stephan Rosenkranz, Marius M Hoeper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052263/ang-ii-ccr2-5-axis-dependent-monocyte-macrophage-recruitment-contributed-to-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis-progression
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Hongxiang Lu, Gangjun Zong, Shanshan Zhou, Yuanyuan Jiang, Rong Chen, Zhaoliang Su, Yan Wu
Angiotensin II (ANG II) plays critical roles in modulation of circulatory homeostasis and activation of innate and adaptive immunity. Furthermore, ANG II has also been implicated in several mouse models of autoimmune disease. However, it remains incompletely clear how ANG II regulates macrophage and involves in experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) development. Therefore, the present work was to address the above question and to explore the possible mechanism. The BALB/c mice were used to induce EAM model...
October 20, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051974/cardiac-disease-in-familial-mediterranean-fever
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REVIEW
Eren Erken, Ertugrul Erken
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disease manifested by inflammatory attacks of peritonitis, pleuritis, pericarditis accompanied by fever and arthritis. Mutations of MEFV gene results in pyrin dysfunction, which causes uncontrolled interleukin-1 beta production and triggers the inflammatory attacks. Inflammation persists even during attack-free periods in one-third of the FMF patients. Findings of elevated proinflammatory cytokine patterns during remission as well as inflammatory attacks indicate the continuous subclinical disease activity and inflammation...
October 20, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051817/myocardial-remodelling-and-recovery-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Upasana Tayal, Sanjay K Prasad
Myocardial reverse remodeling has been reported to occur in 25-70% of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. It is not yet fully understood whether remodeling represents disease remission or cure and which hearts retain this capacity to recover. In this review article we discuss the capacity for recovery in DCM, the prognostic implications of this recovery and potential clinical and imaging predictors for myocardial remodeling.
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051776/fontan-circulation-and-implications-for-future-reproduction
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REVIEW
Niharika Mehta, Srilakshmi Mitta
This article summarizes and critiques four recent publications looking at preconception counseling, pregnancy outcomes, and cardiac complications in women with history of Fontan circulation. The Fontan procedure is a palliative strategy for single-ventricle type congenital heart disease and involves passive flow of venous return into the pulmonary circulation, bypassing the ventricles. Pregnancy in these patients is not without risk and preconception counseling and contraception practices vary widely. High rates of miscarriage, prematurity, and small-for-gestational-age babies are reported...
September 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051579/myocardial-metabolic-alterations-in-mice-with-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-linking-sulfur-amino-acid-and-lipid-metabolism
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Jueun Lee, Sunhee Jung, Nami Kim, Min-Jeong Shin, Do Hyun Ryu, Geum-Sook Hwang
Atherosclerosis is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but the effect of diet on the atherosclerotic heart's metabolism is unclear. We used an integrated metabolomics and lipidomics approach to evaluate metabolic perturbations in heart and serum from mice fed an atherogenic diet (AD) for 8, 16, and 25 weeks. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabolomics revealed significant changes in sulfur amino acid (SAA) and lipid metabolism in heart from AD mice compared with heart from normal diet mice...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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