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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653363/trapidil-improves-hemodynamic-echocardiographic-and-redox-state-parameters-of-right-ventricle-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-model
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Patrick Türck, Denise Santos Lacerda, Cristina Campos Carraro, Bruna Gazzi de Lima-Seolin, Rayane Brinck Teixeira, Jéssica Hellen Poletto Bonetto, Rafael Colombo, Paulo Cavalheiro Schenkel, Adriane Belló-Klein, Alex Sander da Rosa Araujo
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a disease characterized by increased pulmonary vascular resistance and redox imbalance, leading to failure of right ventricle. Trapidil has been described to improve the redox balance and cardiac conditions. HYPOTHESIS: Trapidil can improve the redox balance and contribute to functional improvements of the RV in PAH. METHODS AND RESULTS: Male, 5week-old Wistar rats were divided into four groups: Control, Control + Trapidil, Monocrotaline and Monocrotaline + Trapidil...
April 10, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652546/ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated-kinase-deficiency-impairs-autophagic-response-early-during-myocardial-infarction
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Patsy R Thrasher, Stephanie L C Scofield, Suman Dalal, Claire C Crawford, Mahipal Singh, Krishna Singh
Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated kinase (ATM) is activated in response to DNA damage. We have previously shown that ATM plays a critical role in myocyte apoptosis and cardiac remodeling following myocardial infarction (MI). Here, we tested the hypothesis that ATM deficiency results in autophagic impairment in the heart early during MI. MI was induced in wild-type (WT) and ATM heterozygous knockout (hKO) mice by ligation of the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Structural and biochemical parameters of the heart were measured 4 hours following LAD ligation...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652036/clinical-effects-of-selective-drug-regulating-vagus-nerve-signal-pathway-in-vagally-mediated-atrial-fibrillation
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Xue Lou, Yanmei Lu, Baopeng Tang, Xianhui Zhou
BACKGROUND The cardiac autonomic nervous system plays a crucial role in genesis and development of atrial fibrillation (AF) through the G protein signal transduction pathway. Therefore, intervening in the G protein signal transduction pathway may be a new "selective drug" method to regulate autonomic nerve activity to prevent vagally-mediated AF. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventeen adult beagles were randomized into 3 groups: shame-operation control group (group A, n=5), empty vector gene control group (group B, n=6), and Gαi2ctp gene experimental group (group C, n=6)...
April 13, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651618/effect-of-renal-sympathetic-denervation-on-ventricular-and-neural-remodeling
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L Wang, G Wei, L Song, C Li, F Zhang, Y Yang, C Lu
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the therapeutic effects of renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) on post-myocardial infarction (MI) ventricular remodeling and sympathetic neural remodeling in dogs. The possible mechanisms and optimal time for treatment are discussed. METHODS: We randomly assigned 30 dogs to five groups: RDN 1 week before MI (RDN1w + MI; n = 6), RDN 1 week after MI (MI1w + RDN; n = 6), RDN 2 weeks after MI (MI2w + RDN; n = 6), control (N; n = 6), and MI (n = 6)...
April 12, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651025/cardiac-eccentric-remodeling-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Valeria Pascale, Rosa Finelli, Rocco Giannotti, Enrico Coscioni, Raffaele Izzo, Francesco Rozza, Dario Caputo, Paolo Moscato, Guido Iaccarino, Michele Ciccarelli
It is known that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher risk of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death. Abnormalities in cardiac geometry appear to be involved in the setting of the cardiovascular risk, but it has never been specifically investigated in RA. We enrolled 44 patients with RA compared to 131 subjects without RA (normal, N): The RA aged between 18 and 70 years (mean 48.3 ± 2.1), 25 females, BMI 27.6 ± 0.9; N, of equal age (48.6 ± 1.2, n.s.), included 80 females (BMI 26...
April 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651017/effects-of-different-doses-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-mobilization-therapy-on-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Rongchong Huang, Haichen Lv, Kang Yao, Lei Ge, Zhishuai Ye, Huaiyu Ding, Yiqi Zhang, Hao Lu, Zheyong Huang, Shuning Zhang, Yunzeng Zou, Junbo Ge
G-CSF mobilization might be beneficial to ICM, but the relationship between effect/safety and the dosage of G-CSF remains unclear. In this study, 24 pigs were used to build ICM models and were randomized into four groups. Four weeks later, different dosages of G-CSF were given daily by subcutaneous injection for 5 days. Another 4 weeks later, all the animals were sacrificed. Electrocardiography, coronary arteriography, left ventriculography, transthoracic echocardiography, cardiac MRI, and SPECT, histopathologic analysis, and immunohistochemistry techniques were used to evaluate left ventricular function and myocardial infarct size...
April 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649585/effects-of-different-serotonin-receptor-subtype-antagonists-on-the-development-of-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy-in-murine-aortic-allografts
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Annika Gocht, Jörg H W Distler, Bernd Spriewald, Martina Ramsperger-Gleixner, Michael Weyand, Stephan M Ensminger, Christian Heim
BACKGROUND: Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is the main obstacle for long-term survival after heart transplantation. Alloimmune mediated chronic vascular rejection results in several mechanisms like platelet activation, immigration of inflammatory cells through the endothelial layer and proliferation and migration of smooth muscle cells (SMCs). Serotonin (5-HT) promotes these processes via activation of 5-HT2 receptors. We hypothesized that inhibiting 5-HT2 receptors ameliorates the development of CAV...
April 9, 2018: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649579/prognostic-value-of-nutrition-status-in-the-response-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Belén Alvarez-Alvarez, Javier García-Seara, Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero, Diego Iglesias-Alvarez, Jose L Martínez-Sande, Rosa M Agra-Bermejo, Xesús A Fernández López, Laila González-Melchor, Francisco Gude Sampedro, Carla Díaz-Louzao, José R González-Juanatey
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is indicated in symptomatic heart failure (HF) patients after achieving optimal medical therapy. However, there are still a large percentage of patients who do not respond to CRT. Malnutrition is a frequent comorbidity in patients with HF, and it is associated with a poorer prognosis. Here, we evaluate the nutritional status of patients assessed by Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT) score and its association with structural remodeling and cardiovascular events...
April 9, 2018: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643535/-effects-of-tetrandrine-on-proliferation-and-activation-of-cardiac-fibroblasts
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Q Li, L Chang, D M Su, X Ma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of tetrandrine (Tet) on proliferation and activation of rat cardiac fibroblasts. METHODS: Firstly, the cell counting kit-8 (cck-8) assay was applied to detect the effects of Tet with different concentrations on proliferation of cardiac fibroblasts. Secondly, transforming growth factor (TGF-β)with a concentration of 5 μg/L was used to induce the cardiac fibroblast activation, and Western blot was performed to measure the expression variation of β-catenin, vimentin (Vm), fibronectin (Fn) and smooth muscle α-actin (SMA)...
April 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643179/correction-to-cellular-flice-inhibitory-protein-protects-against-cardiac-remodeling-induced-by-angiotensin-ii-in-mice
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May 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629255/obesity-cardiac-remodeling-and-metabolic-profile-validation-of-a-new-simple-index-beyond-body-mass-index
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Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Concetta Di Nora, Stefano Poli, Lina Sparacino, Iulian Cosei, Andreea Ravasel, Andreea Catarina Popescu, Bogdan Alexandru Popescu
Aim: The body mass index (BMI), the most used anthropometric index of obesity, has an important limitation, not taking into consideration the distribution of body fat. We developed a new simple index: the waist-corrected BMI (wBMI), calculated as waist circumference (WC) × BMI. The study aim was to assess the role of wBMI, compared to BMI, WC, and Waist-to-Height Ratio (WHtR) in predicting abnormal cardiac geometry, insulin resistance, increased arterial stiffness, and dyslipidemia. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study that included 805 patients referred to our Department of Preventive Cardiology for risk factors evaluation and treatment...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627871/autonomic-regulation-and-ventricular-arrhythmias
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REVIEW
Lingjin Meng, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Olujimi Ajijola
Autonomic nervous system (ANS) has a crucial role of regulating cardiac function in the physiological state and contributes to the pathogenesis of arrhythmias in the diseased state. The cardiac neuraxis consists of multiple feedback loops consisting of efferent and afferent limbs, mediating neurotransmission to and from the heart. Efferent parasympathetic neurotransmission is mediated by the vagus nerve, while paravertebral sympathetic ganglia relay efferent sympathetic neurotransmission to the heart. The association between autonomic activity and ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) has been studied extensively in both experimental models and humans...
April 7, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627355/contemporary-reviews-in-critical-care-medicine-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Nicholas A Bosch, Jonathan Cimini, Allan J Walkey
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia encountered in the intensive care unit. Pre-existing AF is highly prevalent among older patients with chronic conditions who are at risk for critical illness, while new-onset AF can be triggered by accelerated atrial remodeling and arrhythmogenic triggers encountered during critical illness. The acute loss of atrial systole and onset of rapid ventricular rates that characterize new-onset AF often lead to decreased cardiac output and hemodynamic compromise...
April 5, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627307/abnormal-myocardial-dietary-fatty-acid-metabolism-and-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
André C Carpentier
Patients with diabetes are at very high risk of hospitalization and death from heart failure. Increased prevalence of coronary heart disease, hypertension, autonomic neuropathy, and kidney failure all play a role in this increased risk. However, cardiac metabolic abnormalities are now recognized to play a role in this increased risk. Increased reliance on fatty acids to produce energy might predispose the diabetic heart to oxidative stress and ischemic damage. Intramyocellular accumulation of toxic lipid metabolites leads to a number of cellular abnormalities that might also contribute to cardiac remodelling and cardiac dysfunction...
January 16, 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627295/deficiency-of-aldose-reductase-exacerbates-early-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-and-autophagy-in-mice
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Shahid P Baba, Deqing Zhang, Mahavir Singh, Sujith Dassanayaka, Zhengzhi Xie, Ganapathy Jagatheesan, Jingjing Zhao, Virginia K Schmidtke, Kenneth R Brittian, Michael L Merchant, Daniel J Conklin, Steven P Jones, Aruni Bhatnagar
Pathological cardiac hypertrophy is associated with the accumulation of lipid peroxidation-derived aldehydes such as 4-hydroxy-trans-2-nonenal (HNE) and acrolein in the heart. These aldehydes are metabolized via several pathways, of which aldose reductase (AR) represents a broad-specificity route for their elimination. We tested the hypothesis that by preventing aldehyde removal, AR deficiency accentuates the pathological effects of transverse aortic constriction (TAC). We found that the levels of AR in the heart were increased in mice subjected to TAC for 2 weeks...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626503/hsf1-deficiency-accelerates-the-transition-from-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-to-heart-failure-through-endothelial-mir-195a-3p-mediated-impairment-of-cardiac-angiogenesis
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Shijun Wang, Jian Wu, Jieyun You, Hongyu Shi, Xiaoyu Xue, Jiayuan Huang, Lei Xu, Guoliang Jiang, Lingyan Yuan, Xue Gong, Haiyan Luo, Junbo Ge, Zhaoqiang Cui, Yunzeng Zou
Heat shock transcription factor 1 (HSF1) deficiency aggravates cardiac remodeling under pressure overload. However, the mechanism is still unknown. Here we employed microRNA array analysis of the heart tissue of HSF1-knockout (KO) mice to investigate the potential roles of microRNAs in pressure overload-induced cardiac remodeling under HSF-1 deficiency, and the profiles of 478 microRNAs expressed in the heart tissues of adult HSF1-KO mice were determined. We found that the expression of 5 microRNAs was over 2-fold higher expressed in heart tissues of HSF1-KO mice than in those of wild-type (WT) control mice...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625872/construction-of-scaffolds-composed-of-acellular-cardiac-extracellular-matrix-for-myocardial-tissue-engineering
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Kamyar Esmaeili Pourfarhangi, Shohreh Mashayekhan, Sasan Ghanbari Asl, Zahra Hajebrahimi
High rates of mortality and morbidity stemming from cardiovascular diseases unveil extreme limitations in current therapies despite enormous advances in medical and pharmaceutical sciences. Following myocardial infarction (MI), parts of myocardium undergo irreversible remodeling and is substituted by a scar tissue which eventually leads to heart failure (HF). To address this issue, cardiac patches have been utilized to initiate myocardial regeneration. In this study, a porous cardiac patch is fabricated using a mixture of decellularized myocardium extracellular matrix (ECM) and chitosan (CS)...
April 3, 2018: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624428/cardiac-remodeling-in-preterm-born-adults-long-term-benefits-of-human-milk-consumption-in-preterm-neonates
#18
Adam J Lewandowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622788/s-nitrosylation-of-transglutaminase-2-impairs-fatty-acid-stimulated-contraction-in-hypertensive-cardiomyocytes
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Eui Man Jeong, Chun Zi Jin, Ji Hyun Jang, Zai Hao Zhao, Chun Li Jin, Jin Hang Lee, Ki Baek Lee, Sung Joon Kim, In-Gyu Kim, Yin Hua Zhang
The myocardium in hypertensive heart exhibits decreased fatty acid utilization and contractile dysfunction, leading to cardiac failure. However, the causal relationship between metabolic remodeling and cardiomyocyte contractility remains unestablished. Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) has been known to promote ATP production through the regulation of mitochondrial function. In this study, we investigated the involvement of TG2 in cardiomyocyte contraction under fatty acid supplementation. Using TG2 inhibitor and TG2-deficient mice, we demonstrated that fatty acid supplementation activated TG2 and increased ATP level and contractility of cardiac myocyte from the normal heart...
April 6, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622589/genome-wide-associations-of-global-electrical-heterogeneity-ecg-phenotype-the-aric-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study-and-chs-cardiovascular-health-study
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Larisa G Tereshchenko, Nona Sotoodehnia, Colleen M Sitlani, Foram N Ashar, Muammar Kabir, Mary L Biggs, Michael P Morley, Jonathan W Waks, Elsayed Z Soliman, Alfred E Buxton, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Scott D Solomon, Wendy S Post, Thomas P Cappola, David S Siscovick, Dan E Arking
BACKGROUND: ECG global electrical heterogeneity (GEH) is associated with sudden cardiac death. We hypothesized that a genome-wide association study would identify genetic loci related to GEH. METHODS AND RESULTS: We tested genotyped and imputed variants in black (N=3057) and white (N=10 769) participants in the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) study and CHS (Cardiovascular Health Study). GEH (QRS-T angle, sum absolute QRST integral, spatial ventricular gradient magnitude, elevation, azimuth) was measured on 12-lead ECGs...
April 5, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
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