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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933043/quantifying-the-effect-of-uncertainty-in-input-parameters-in-a-simplified-bidomain-model-of-partial-thickness-ischaemia
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Barbara M Johnston, Sam Coveney, Eugene T Y Chang, Peter R Johnston, Richard H Clayton
Reduced blood flow in the coronary arteries can lead to damaged heart tissue (myocardial ischaemia). Although one method for detecting myocardial ischaemia involves changes in the ST segment of the electrocardiogram, the relationship between these changes and subendocardial ischaemia is not fully understood. In this study, we modelled ST-segment epicardial potentials in a slab model of cardiac ventricular tissue, with a central ischaemic region, using the bidomain model, which considers conduction longitudinal, transverse and normal to the cardiac fibres...
September 20, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916127/open-thoracic-and-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-repair-in-patients-with-connective-tissue-disease
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Paula R Keschenau, Drosos Kotelis, Jeroen Bisschop, Mohammad E Barbati, Jochen Grommes, Barend Mees, Alexander Gombert, Arnoud G Peppelenbosch, Geert Willem H Schurink, Johannes Kalder, Michael J Jacobs
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The aim is to present current results of open complex aortic repair in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD). METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-border, single centre study. From February 2000 to April 2016 72 aortic operations were performed on 65 patients with CTD (41 male, median age 41 years [range 19-70 years]). Fifty-six patients (86%) underwent at least one previous aortic repair (71 open, four endovascular), including 33 patients (51%) operated before at the site of the procedure reported here...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906529/the-effect-of-iloprost-and-sildenafil-alone-and-in-combination-on-myocardial-ischaemia-and-nitric-oxide-and-irisin-levels
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Suna Aydin, Tuncay Kuloglu, Suleyman Aydin, Meltem Yardim, Davut Azboy, Zeki Temizturk, Ali Kemal Kalkan, Mehmet Nesimi Eren
AIM: Insufficient oxygen supply to organs and tissues due to reduced arterial or venous blood flow results in ischaemia, during which, although ATP production stops, AMP and adenosine continue to be produced from ATP. The fate of irisin, which causes the production of heat instead of ATP during ischaemia, is unknown. Iloprost and sildenafil are two pharmaceutical agents that mediate the resumption of reperfusion (blood supply) via vasodilatation during ischaemic conditions. Our study aimed to explore the effects of iloprost and sildenafil on irisin levels in the heart, liver and kidney tissues and whether these pharmaceutical agents had any impact on serum irisin and nitric oxide levels in rats with induced experimental myocardial ischaemia...
August 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904006/the-crash-report-emergency-management-dilemmas-facing-acute-physicians-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Laura C Price, Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Philip Marino, Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez, Colm McCabe, Aleksander Kemnpy, Lorna Swan, Maria Boutsikou, Ahmed Al Zahrani, Gerry J Coghlan, Benjamin E Schreiber, Luke S Howard, Rachel Davies, Mark Toshner, Joanna Pepke-Zaba, Alistair C Church, Andrew Peacock, Paul A Corris, James L Lordan, Sean Gaine, Robin Condliffe, David G Kiely, Stephen John Wort
Treatment of acute emergencies in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can be challenging. In the UK and Ireland, management of adult patients with PAH is centred in eight nationally designated pulmonary hypertension (PH) centres. However, many patients live far from these centres and physicians in local hospitals are often required to manage PAH emergencies. A committee of physicians from nationally designated PH centres identified the 'most common' emergency clinical scenarios encountered in patients with PAH...
September 12, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890565/anaesthetic-management-of-infants-posted-for-repair-of-anomalous-origin-of-left-coronary-artery-from-pulmonary-artery
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Chitralekha Patra, Naveen G Singh, N Manjunatha, Anand Bhatt
First described in 1908, anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery is a very rare congenital anomaly. Here, the right coronary artery is usually enlarged and has a normal origin from aorta. Numerous collaterals connect the two coronary arteries over right ventricular outflow tract or interventricular septum. It is one of the most common causes of myocardial ischaemia and infarction in children.
August 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859292/exosomes-secreted-by-cardiomyocytes-subjected-to-ischaemia-promote-cardiac-angiogenesis
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Teresa M Ribeiro-Rodrigues, Tiago L Laundos, Rita Pereira-Carvalho, Daniela Batista-Almeida, Ricardo Pereira, Vanessa Coelho-Santos, Ana P Silva, Rosa Fernandes, Monica Zuzarte, Francisco J Enguita, Marina C Costa, Perpetua Pinto-do-Ó, Marta T Pinto, Pedro Gouveia, Lino Ferreira, Justin C Mason, Paulo Pereira, Brenda R Kwak, Diana S Nascimento, Henrique Girão
Aims: Myocardial infarction (MI) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and results from an obstruction in the blood supply to a region of the heart. In an attempt to replenish oxygen and nutrients to the deprived area, affected cells release signals to promote the development of new vessels and confer protection against MI. However, the mechanisms underlying the growth of new vessels in an ischaemic scenario remain poorly understood. Here, we show that cardiomyocytes subjected to ischaemia release exosomes that elicit an angiogenic response of endothelial cells (ECs)...
September 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856412/accurate-late-gadolinium-enhancement-prediction-by-early-t1-based-quantitative-synthetic-mapping
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Randy van Dijk, Dirkjan Kuijpers, Theodorus A M Kaandorp, Paul R M van Dijkman, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Pim van der Harst, Matthijs Oudkerk
OBJECTIVES: Early synthetic gadolinium enhancement (ESGE) imaging from post-contrast T1 mapping after adenosine stress-perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) was compared to conventional late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging for assessing myocardial scar. METHODS: Two hundred fourteen consecutive patients suspected of myocardial ischaemia were referred for stress-perfusion CMR. Myocardial infarct volume was quantified on a per-subsegment basis in both synthetic (2-3 min post-gadolinium) and conventional (9 min post-gadolinium) images by two independent observers...
August 30, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853337/increased-monocyte-to-hdl-cholesterol-ratio-is-related-to-cardiac-syndrome-x
#8
Adnan Dogan, Muhammed Oylumlu
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac syndrome X (CSX) is typically identified with ischaemia in treadmill exercise test or stress myocardial perfusion scintigraphy as well as angina-like chest pain without stenosis in coronary angiography. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the association between cardiac syndrome X and monocyte-to-HDL cholesterol ratio (MHR) which is a new marker associated with inflammation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 230 patients (105 patients with cardiac syndrome X and 125 normal controls) were included in the study...
August 30, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840975/cardioprotection-mediated-by-exosomes-is-impaired-in-the-setting-of-type-ii-diabetes-but-can-be-rescued-by-the-use-of-non-diabetic-exosomes-in-vitro
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Sean M Davidson, Jaime A Riquelme, Kaloyan Takov, Jose M Vicencio, Claire Boi-Doku, Vanessa Khoo, Christian Doreth, Dina Radenkovic, Sergio Lavandero, Derek M Yellon
Many patients with ischaemic heart disease also have diabetes. As myocardial infarction is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in these patients, treatments that increase cell survival in response to ischaemia and reperfusion are needed. Exosomes-nano-sized, lipid vesicles released from cells-can protect the hearts of non-diabetic rats. We previously showed that exosomal HSP70 activates a cardioprotective signalling pathway in cardiomyocytes culminating in ERK1/2 and HSP27 phosphorylation. Here, we investigated whether the exosomal cardioprotective pathway remains intact in the setting of type II diabetes...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838684/exaggerated-hypertensive-response-to-exercise-and-myocardial-ischaemia-in-patients-with-known-or-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
#10
C Bouzas-Mosquera, A Bouzas-Mosquera, J Peteiro
OBJECTIVES: The association between an exaggerated hypertensive response to exercise (EHRE) and the probability of ischaemia in stress tests is controversial. Our purpose was to determine the possible association between an EHRE and the development of chest pain and electrocardiographic or echocardiographic ischaemia with exercise. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted of 10,047 patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease referred for exercise echocardiography...
August 21, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830299/diagnostic-efficacy-of-fractional-flow-reserve-with-coronary-angiography-in-dual-source-computed-tomography-scanner
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Guozhi Xia, Di Fan, Xiaowei Yao, Gongchang Guan, Junkui Wang
OBJECTIVE: The management of patients with intermediate coronary lesions is a major clinical issue. Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is considered the gold criterion for the assessment of ischaemic stenosis, but it requires an invasive procedure. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) for fractional flow reserve (FFRCT) is a novel noninvasive alternative for the diagnosis of ischaemic lesions. The aim was to determine the diagnostic efficacy of FFRCT for ischaemic coronary artery stenosis lesions of intermediate severity...
August 22, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801416/outcome-of-revascularisation-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease-without-ischaemia-a-danish-registry-based-follow-up-study
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Jane Angel Simonsen, Hans Mickley, Allan Johansen, Søren Hess, Anders Thomassen, Oke Gerke, Lisette O Jensen, Jesper Hallas, Werner Vach, Poul F Hoilund-Carlsen
OBJECTIVES: In stable coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary revascularisation may reduce mortality of patients with a certain amount of left ventricular myocardial ischaemia. However, revascularisation does not always follow the guidance suggested by ischaemia testing. We compared outcomes in patients without ischaemia who had either revascularisation or medical treatment. DESIGN AND POPULATION: Based on registries, 1327 consecutive patients with normal myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) and 278 with fixed perfusion defects were followed for a median of 6...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800035/the-anti-malarial-drug-artesunate-attenuates-cardiac-injury-in-a-rodent-model-of-myocardial-infarction
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Areeg I Khan, Amar Kapoor, Jianmin Che, Lukas Martin, Mara Rogazzo, Thomas Mercier, Laurent Decosterd, Massimo Collino, Christoph Thiemermann
Ischaemic heart disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western world. Artesunate is the WHO-recommended drug of choice for complicated malaria (with organ failure). The administration of high doses of artesunate is safe in healthy volunteers (up to 8 mg/kg i.v) and patients with severe malaria (2.4 mg/kg i.v). We investigated the effects of artesunate (1 mg/kg) or its active metabolite dihydroartemisinin (DHA; 0.1 mg/kg) in a model of transient myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) and evaluated the mechanism of action of the observed cardioprotective effects of artesunate and DHA...
August 9, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790461/anti-colon-cancer-effect-of-caffeic-acid-p-nitro-phenethyl-ester-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-and-detection-of-its-metabolites
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Hao Tang, Xiaofang Yao, Cong Yao, Xiaoyan Zhao, Hua Zuo, Zhubo Li
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), extracted from propolis, was proven to inhibit colon cancer. Caffeic acid p-nitro-phenethyl ester (CAPE-pNO2), a derivative of CAPE, was determined to be an anti-platelet agent and a protector of myocardial ischaemia with more potent effects. In the present study, CAPE-pNO2 showed stronger cytotoxic activity than CAPE. We revealed interactions between CAPE-pNO2 and experimental cells. CAPE-pNO2 induced apoptosis in HT-29 cells by up-regulating P53, cleaved-caspase-3, Bax, P38 and CytoC; CAPE-pNO2 also up-regulated P21(Cip1) and P27(Kip1) and down-regulated CDK2 and c-Myc to promote cell cycle arrest in G0/G1...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782109/low-vs-high-haemoglobin-trigger-for-transfusion-in-vascular-surgery-protocol-for-a-randomised-trial
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A Møller, H B Nielsen, J Wetterslev, O B Pedersen, D Hellemann, S Shahidi
BACKGROUND: In patients with cardiovascular disease, guidelines for administration of red blood cells (RBC) are mainly based on studies outside the vascular surgical setting with the recommendation to use a haemoglobin (hb) trigger-level lower than by guidelines from The European Society for Vascular Surgery. Restricting RBC transfusion may affect blood O2 transport with a risk for development of tissue ischaemia and postoperative complications. METHODS: In a single-centre, open-label, assessor blinded trial, 58 vascular surgical patients (> 40 years of age) awaiting open surgery of the infrarenal aorta or infrainguinal arterial bypass surgery undergo a web-based randomisation to one of two groups: perioperative RBC transfusion triggered by hb < 8 g/dl or hb < 9...
September 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762939/-a-new-insight-on-anti-ischemic-action-of-ivabradine-in-patients-with-stable-angina
#16
Zh D Kobalava, A A Shavarov, G K Kiyakbaev
Increase in heart rate triggers most ischemic episodes due to disbalance between myocardial oxygen delivery and consumption. Furthermore, increased heart rate is a modifiable risk factor in patients with chronic heart failure. Ivabradine reduces heart rate by selectively inhibiting the If current of sinoatrial node cells. Recent studies have shown that ivabradine may reduce myocardial ischaemia and its consequences not only through heart rate reduction, but also because of additional pleiotropic effects. This review summarizes last findings that demonstrate variety of ivabradine actions on coronary blood flow and left ventricular function in patients with ischemic heart disease...
March 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759083/a-rare-cause-of-early-repolarisation-in-an-adolescent-boy-with-chest-pain-myocardial-bridging
#17
Murat Deveci, Kadir Babaoğlu, Özlem Kayabey
Early repolarisation is a common electrocardiographic (ECG) finding characterised by J-point and ST segment elevation ≥ 0.1 mV in two or more adjacent leads. The ECG pattern of early repolarisation is relatively common in asymptomatic subjects. Early repolarisation pattern may be seen in secondary conditions such as hypothermia, autonomic nervous system disturbances, cocaine abuse, hypercalcaemia and myocardial ischaemia. We present a case of an adolescent boy with chest pain and concurrent ST-segment elevation...
May 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751537/management-of-kawasaki-disease-in-adults
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Kara J Denby, Daniel E Clark, Larry W Markham
Kawasaki disease is the most common childhood vasculitis in the USA and the most common cause of acquired cardiac disease in children in developed countries. Since the vast majority of Kawasaki disease initially presents at <5 years of age, many adult cardiologists are unfamiliar with the pathophysiology of this disease. This vasculitis has a predilection for coronary arteries with a high complication rate across the lifespan for those with medium to large coronary artery aneurysms. An inflammatory cascade produces endothelial dysfunction and damage to the vascular wall, leading to aneurysmal dilatation...
July 27, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748611/apelin-induced-cardioprotection-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-roles-of-epidermal-growth-factor-and-src
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Anna Folino, Lisa Accomasso, Claudia Giachino, Pier Giorgio Montarolo, Gianni Losano, Pasquale Pagliaro, Raffaella Rastaldo
AIM: Apelin, the ligand of the G-protein-coupled-receptor (GPCR) APJ, exerts a postconditioning-like protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury through activation of PI3K-Akt-NO signalling. The pathway connecting APJ to PI3K is still unknown. Since other GPCR ligands act through transactivation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) via a matrix-metalloproteinase (MMP) or Src kinase, we investigated whether EGFR transactivation is involved in the following three features of apelin-induced cardioprotection: limitation of infarct size, suppression of contracture, and improvement of post-ischemic contractile recovery...
July 27, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732815/2-year-outcomes-with-the-absorb-bioresorbable-scaffold-for-treatment-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-seven-randomised-trials-with-an-individual-patient-data-substudy
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Ziad A Ali, Patrick W Serruys, Takeshi Kimura, Runlin Gao, Stephen G Ellis, Dean J Kereiakes, Yoshinobu Onuma, Charles Simonton, Zhen Zhang, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) offer the potential to improve long-term outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention after their complete bioresorption. Randomised trials have shown non-inferiority between BVS and metallic drug-eluting stents at 1 year in composite safety and effectiveness outcomes, although some increases in rates of target vessel-related myocardial infarction and device thrombosis were identified. Outcomes of BVS following the first year after implantation are unknown...
July 18, 2017: Lancet
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