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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341471/the-impact-of-a-dose-of-the-angiotensin-receptor-blocker-valsartan-on-post-myocardial-infarction-ventricular-remodelling
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Kyungil Park, Young-Dae Kim, Ki-Sik Kim, Su-Hoon Lee, Tae-Ho Park, Sang-Gon Lee, Byung-Soo Kim, Seung-Ho Hur, Tae-Hyun Yang, Joo-Hyun Oh, Taek-Jong Hong, Jong-Sun Park, Jin-Yong Hwang, Byungcheon Jeong, Woo-Hyung Bae
AIMS: Although clinical guidelines advocate the use of the highest tolerated dose of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers after acute myocardial infarction (MI), the optimal dosing or the risk-benefit profile of different doses have not been fully identified. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this multicentre trial, 495 Korean patients with acute ST segment elevation MI and subnormal left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (<50%) were randomly allocated (2:1) to receive maximal tolerated dose of valsartan (titrated up to 320 mg/day, n = 333) or low-dose valsartan (80 mg/day, n = 162) treatment...
January 17, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341370/real-world-clinical-outcomes-and-predictors-of-glycaemic-and-weight-response-to-exenatide-once-weekly-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-the-cibeles-project
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Juan José Gorgojo-Martínez, Manuel Angel Gargallo-Fernández, Miguel Brito-Sanfiel, Arturo Lisbona-Catalán
AIMS: To evaluate in a real-world setting the effectiveness of exenatide once-weekly (ExQW) in patients with T2D and to determine predictors of glycaemic and weight response to this drug at 6 months. METHODS: Observational, retrospective, multicenter study in adult patients with T2D and BMI ≥30 kg/m2 from 4 tertiary Spanish hospitals who started ExQW therapy at least 6 months before the inclusion and had not achieved adequate glycaemic control on oral therapies or other GLP-1 receptor agonists...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341213/detection-of-subclinical-left-ventricular-dysfunction-by-tissue-doppler-imaging-in-horses-with-aortic-regurgitation
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S Ven, A Decloedt, D De Clercq, L Vera, F Rademakers, G van Loon
BACKGROUND: Aortic regurgitation (AR) can have an important clinical impact and in some cases leads to left ventricular (LV) failure. Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) is an echocardiographic technique that has been used in horses to detect LV dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether TDI detects changes in radial myocardial wall motion in horses with AR compared to control horses. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: Echocardiography was performed in 30 healthy Warmblood horses and 34 Warmblood horses with AR, subdivided in groups with mild, moderate or severe AR...
January 17, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341046/reduced-growth-hormone-secretion-is-associated-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-obese-children
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Shuang Liang, Zhen Yu, Xiaobo Song, Yu Wang, Meng Li, Jiang Xue
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the relationship between arginine-levodopa-induced growth hormone (GH) secretion and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in obese children. This study includes a total of 84 obese and 43 normal weight children. The obese subjects are divided into two groups based on the presence or absence of NAFLD. Clinical examination, anthropometric and laboratory examinations, and liver ultrasonography are assessed for all participants. The obese group had significantly lower peak stimulated GH (p<0...
January 16, 2018: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341014/cardiac-mri-in-small-animals
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Min-Chi Ku, Till Huelnhagen, Thoralf Niendorf, Andreas Pohlmann
Cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of mice is a valuable tool for the precise in vivo diagnosis and prognosis of heart defects. This detailed protocol describes the method of cardiac MR imaging in mice step by step. A series of MR images captures the contractile function of the mouse heart and post-processing of the image data yields morphometric parameters (myocardial mass, myocardial wall thickness, ventricular end-systolic and end-diastolic volume) as well as functional parameters (stroke volume and ejection fraction)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340885/quantifying-diastolic-function-from-e-waves-as-triangles-to-physiologic-contours-via-the-geometric-method
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Mikhail Golman, William Padovano, Leonid Shmuylovich, Sándor J Kovács
Conventional echocardiographic diastolic function (DF) assessment approximates transmitral flow velocity contours (Doppler E-waves) as triangles, with peak (Epeak), acceleration time (AT), and deceleration time (DT) as indexes. These metrics have limited value because they are unable to characterize the underlying physiology. The parametrized diastolic filling (PDF) formalism provides a physiologic, kinematic mechanism based characterization of DF by extracting chamber stiffness (k), relaxation (c), and load (x o ) from E-wave contours...
January 16, 2018: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340105/long-term-effects-of-sitagliptin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-hypertension-results-from-the-prologue-study
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Ziliang Ye, Hui Li, Haili Lu, Qiang Su, Lang Li
Background: The effects of sitagliptin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension are unclear. Therefore, we evaluated the long-term effects of sitagliptin in those patients. Methods: In the PROLOGUE study, 365 patients were diagnosed as type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension, and 189 patients in the sitagliptin group, 176 patients in the conventional group. Fasting blood glucose (FBG), HbA1c, systolic pressure (SP), diastolic pressure (DP), serum urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine (SCR) were measured at the beginning of the study and after 12 and 24 months of treatment...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339687/subclinical-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-a-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Betül Cengiz, Şükrü Taylan Şahin, Selen Yurdakul, Serkan Kahraman, Ayşen Bozkurt, Saide Aytekin
OBJECTIVE: In patients with aortic stenosis (AS), the left ventricular (LV) geometry changes due to the increased LV afterload. However, subclinical myocardial dysfunction can develop despite a normal LV ejection fraction (EF). This study was an investigation of subclinical LV systolic dysfunction in patients with severe AS with a normal LV EF using a strain imaging method, speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE), and an evaluation of its correlation with novel indices to assess the severity of AS...
January 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339450/cardiac-macrophages-promote-diastolic-dysfunction
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Maarten Hulsmans, Hendrik B Sager, Jason D Roh, María Valero-Muñoz, Nicholas E Houstis, Yoshiko Iwamoto, Yuan Sun, Richard M Wilson, Gregory Wojtkiewicz, Benoit Tricot, Michael T Osborne, Judy Hung, Claudio Vinegoni, Kamila Naxerova, David E Sosnovik, Michael R Zile, Amy D Bradshaw, Ronglih Liao, Ahmed Tawakol, Ralph Weissleder, Anthony Rosenzweig, Filip K Swirski, Flora Sam, Matthias Nahrendorf
Macrophages populate the healthy myocardium and, depending on their phenotype, may contribute to tissue homeostasis or disease. Their origin and role in diastolic dysfunction, a hallmark of cardiac aging and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, remain unclear. Here we show that cardiac macrophages expand in humans and mice with diastolic dysfunction, which in mice was induced by either hypertension or advanced age. A higher murine myocardial macrophage density results from monocyte recruitment and increased hematopoiesis in bone marrow and spleen...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339276/reliability-of-oscillometric-central-blood-pressure-and-central-systolic-loading-in-individuals-over-50-years-effects-of-posture-and-fasting
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Andrew Mitchelmore, Lee Stoner, Danielle Lambrick, Simon Jobson, James Faulkner
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The between-day reliability of oscillometric pulse wave analysis has been demonstrated in a young, healthy population but not in an older sample. This study examined the between-day reliability of the SphygmoCor XCEL in individuals over 50 years. As blood pressure is measured in a range of postures and fasting states (supine/seated, fasted/non-fasted), this study also investigated the effect of these variables on central blood pressure and central systolic loading...
December 27, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338918/filling-pressures-in-fontan-revisited-comparison-between-pulmonary-artery-wedge-ventricular-end-diastolic-and-left-atrial-pressures-in-adults
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William R Miranda, Alexander C Egbe, Donald J Hagler, Nathaniel W Taggart, Rick A Nishimura, Heidi M Connolly, Carole A Warnes
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP) has been shown to correlate better with left atrial pressure (LAP) than ventricular end-diastolic pressure (VEDP) in acquired heart disease. The correlation between VEDP and PAWP and their performance as surrogates for LAP in Fontan patients is unknown. METHODS: Offline single-beat simultaneous measurement of PAWP and VEDP was performed in 50 adult Fontan patients and non-simultaneous hemodynamic data abstracted for calculation of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR)...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338791/associations-of-the-hypertension-related-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-rs11191548-with-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-leptin-in-chinese-children
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Lijun Wu, Liwang Gao, Xiaoyuan Zhao, Meixian Zhang, Jianxin Wu, Jie Mi
BACKGROUND: The genome-wide association study has founded hypertension-related single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs11191548 near CYP17A1 encoding a key enzyme involved in steroid metabolism, but the molecular mechanisms are not understood and the associations of the SNP with hypertension-related traits are not fully described, especially in children. The aim of the present study is to investigate the associations between the SNP and two hypertension-related traits, lipids and leptin...
January 16, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338775/comparison-of-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-with-invasive-hemodynamics-for-the-detection-of-characteristic-cardiac-dysfunction-in-type-1-and-type-2-diabetic-rat-models
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Csaba Mátyás, Attila Kovács, Balázs Tamás Németh, Attila Oláh, Szilveszter Braun, Márton Tokodi, Bálint András Barta, Kálmán Benke, Mihály Ruppert, Bálint Károly Lakatos, Béla Merkely, Tamás Radovits
BACKGROUND: Measurement of systolic and diastolic function in animal models is challenging by conventional non-invasive methods. Therefore, we aimed at comparing speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE)-derived parameters to the indices of left ventricular (LV) pressure-volume (PV) analysis to detect cardiac dysfunction in rat models of type-1 (T1DM) and type-2 (T2DM) diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Rat models of T1DM (induced by 60 mg/kg streptozotocin, n = 8) and T2DM (32-week-old Zucker Diabetic Fatty rats, n = 7) and corresponding control animals (n = 5 and n = 8, respectively) were compared...
January 16, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338497/a-prospective-observational-study-comparing-cardiac-function-of-small-for-gestational-age-with-appropriate-for-gestational-age-babies-using-serial-echocardiographic-studies
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Manish Kumar, Santhanam Sridhar, Niranjan Thomas
BACKGROUND: Approximately 30% of babies born in India are low birth weight (LBW) and about 70% of LBW babies are small for gestational age (SGA). Though there are several trials that have evaluated cardiac function of intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) babies in utero, there is limited data about postnatal cardiac function in SGA babies during early neonatal period. This study was conducted to evaluate the cardiac functions of SGA babies by serial echocardiographic measurements and compare this with appropriate for gestational age (AGA) babies during the early postnatal period...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338120/the-association-between-different-features-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-blood-pressure-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shayan Khoshkish, Mathias Hohl, Benedikt Linz, Michael Arzt, Felix Mahfoud, Mathias Baumert, Jakob Schöpe, Michael Böhm, Dominik Linz
Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is highly prevalent in patients with high blood pressure (BP). Severity of SDB can be evaluated by the number of apneas and hypopneas per hour (AHI) or by measures of hypoxia. The objective of this study was to assess the association between different measures of SDB and BP. In 134 consecutive patients, polygraphy was performed to determine the AHI. Pulse oximetry was used to determine hypoxemic burden (time below 90% oxygen saturation [T90] and hypoxia load [HL], representing the integrated area above the curve of desaturation)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338113/efficacy-and-safety-of-sacubitril-valsartan-in-patients-with-essential-hypertension-uncontrolled-by-olmesartan-a-randomized-double-blind-8-week-study
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Deanna G Cheung, Diego Aizenberg, Vladimir Gorbunov, Kudsia Hafeez, Chien-Wei Chen, Jack Zhang
A majority of patients with hypertension fail to achieve blood pressure (BP) control despite treatment with commonly prescribed drugs. This randomized, double-blind phase III trial assessed the superiority of sacubitril/valsartan 200 mg (97/103 mg) to continued olmesartan 20 mg in reducing ambulatory systolic BP after 8-week treatment in patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension uncontrolled with olmesartan 20 mg alone. A total of 376 patients were randomized to receive either sacubitril/valsartan (n = 188) or olmesartan (n = 188)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337835/promethazine-and-oral-midazolam-preanesthetic-children-medication
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Sedigheh Nadri, Hormoz Mahmoudvand, Nadereh Taee, Khatereh Anbari, Siavash Beiranvand
AIMS: Several kinds of drugs have been investigated in preschool children as a preanesthetic sedation after various routes of administration for surgeries. This study aims to compare the efficacy of promethazine and oral midazolam for premedication in children aged 3 to 9 years who were scheduled for surgeries. METHODS: This is a double-blind randomized controlled study conducted on 93 patients between the age of 3 and 9 years at Loresten University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Khoramabad, Iran...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336388/assessment-the-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-incidence-of-paradoxical-hypertension-after-surgical-repair-of-aortic-coarctation-in-pediatric-patients
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Rabie Soliman, Dalia Saad
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of dexmedetomidine on the incidence of paradoxical hypertension in patients undergoing aortic coarctation repair. DESIGN: Randomized observational study. SETTING: University hospital and cardiac center. PATIENTS: The study included 108 pediatric patients with isolated aortic coarctation. METHODS: The patients were classified into two groups (each = 54): Group D: the patients received dexmedetomidine as a loading dose of 0...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335891/serum-bilirubin-concentration-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-cohort-study
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Tomoaki Inoue, Noriyuki Sonoda, Shinsuke Hiramatsu, Shinichiro Kimura, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Toyoshi Inoguchi
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have shown that serum bilirubin concentration is inversely associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease. The relationship between serum bilirubin concentration and left ventricular geometry, however, has not been investigated in patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: In this cohort study, 158 asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus without overt heart disease were enrolled. Left ventricular structure and function were assessed using echocardiography...
January 15, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335617/cardiovascular-function-of-modern-pigs-does-not-comply-with-allometric-scaling-laws
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Gerard J van Essen, Maaike Te Lintel Hekkert, Oana Sorop, Ilkka Heinonen, Jolanda van der Velden, Daphne Merkus, Dirk J Duncker
Growing concerns have been expressed regarding cardiovascular performance in modern farm pigs, which has been proposed as a critical factor contributing to the reduced adaptability of modern pigs to stress. Here we tested the hypothesis that cardiac dimensions and pump function in modern heavy farm pigs are disproportionally low for their body weight, and investigated potential underlying mechanisms. The results from the present study indeed demonstrate disproportionally low values for stroke volume and cardiac output in pigs with bodyweights over 150 kg...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
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