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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329112/comparison-of-paracorporeal-and-continuous-flow-ventricular-assist-devices-in-children-preliminary-results%C3%A2
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Mohamed S Nassar, Asif Hasan, Teresa Chila, Stephan Schueler, Carola Pergolizzi, Zdenka Reinhardt, Stephen Lord, Fabrizio De Rita, Lee Ferguson, Jon Smith, Simon Haynes, John O'Sullivan, Bari Murtuza
OBJECTIVES: With the scarcity of organs, a durable, reliable ventricular assist device (VAD) is required. The Berlin Heart EXCOR ® (BH) remains the most established VAD in the paediatric population. Implantable continuous flow (CF) VADs have been introduced to the paediatric field with encouraging early results. In this study, we compared the results of a newly introduced CF VAD (HeartWare VAD [HVAD] ® ) to results in a matched group of BH recipients. METHODS: The study included patients aged <16 years who received mechanical left VAD (LVAD) support between December 2005 and January 2016...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325140/vitamins-in-heart-failure-friend-or-enemy
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George Georgiopoulos, Christina Chrysohoou, Georgia Vogiatzi, Nikolaos Magkas, Ippokratis Bournelis, Sofia Bampali, Damien Gruson, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: The failing heart is characterized by a depleted metabolic energy reserve and the up-regulation of several molecular mechanisms leading to cardiac hypertrophy, inflammation, fibrosis, angiogenesis, and apoptosis. Dietary or non-dietary supplementation of vitamins could potentially benefit energy balance. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to evaluate all available information on vitamins supplementation in patients with chronic HF for possible beneficial effect on metabolic, inotropic, chronotropic and hemodynamic indices...
March 20, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323663/percutaneous-single-site-cannulation-for-acute-right-sided-support
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Mahim Malik, Ahmet Kilic, Bryan A Whitson
Right ventricular failure (RVF) is a challenging problem after left ventricular device implantation, leading to considerable morbidity and mortality. When inotropic support is no longer adequate, a temporary right ventricular assist device is needed which often mandates reopening of the sternotomy for implant and explant. We describe our technique to percutaneously place a right-internal jugular cannula for extra-corporeal support.
March 16, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320151/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Seok-Jin Choi, Yoon-Ho Hong, Je-Young Shin, Byung-Nam Yoon, Sung-Yeon Sohn, Chan Soon Park, Jung-Joon Sung
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency, features, and prognosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: We reviewed detailed clinical, laboratory, and cardiovascular data from 64 ALS patients (38 men and 26 women) who underwent echocardiographic evaluation for various reasons at a single referral center between January 2011 and December 2015. RESULTS: TTC was diagnosed in 9 ALS patients (4 men and 5 women)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318537/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-suspected-blunt-cardiac-injury-a-prospective-pilot-cohort-study
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Aidan Jc Burrell, David M Kaye, Mark C Fitzgerald, David J Cooper, James L Hare, Benedict T Costello, Andrew J Taylor
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and severity of blunt cardiac injury (BCI) as determined by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), and to compare this to currently used diagnostic methods in severely injured patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective, pilot cohort study of 42 major trauma patients from July 2013 to Jan 2015. The cohort underwent CMR within 7 days, enrolling 21 patients with evidence of chest injury and an elevated Troponin I compared to 21 patients without chest injury who acted as controls...
February 27, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316276/levosimendan-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Rajendra H Mehta, Jeffrey D Leimberger, Sean van Diepen, James Meza, Alice Wang, Rachael Jankowich, Robert W Harrison, Douglas Hay, Stephen Fremes, Andra Duncan, Edward G Soltesz, John Luber, Soon Park, Michael Argenziano, Edward Murphy, Randy Marcel, Dimitri Kalavrouziotis, Dave Nagpal, John Bozinovski, Wolfgang Toller, Matthias Heringlake, Shaun G Goodman, Jerrold H Levy, Robert A Harrington, Kevin J Anstrom, John H Alexander
Background Levosimendan is an inotropic agent that has been shown in small studies to prevent or treat the low cardiac output syndrome after cardiac surgery. Methods In a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of levosimendan in patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction of 35% or less who were undergoing cardiac surgery with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous levosimendan (at a dose of 0...
March 19, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316061/loss-of-dystrophin-is-associated-with-increased-myocardial-stiffness-in-a-model-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Martín Donato, Bruno Buchholz, Celina Morales, Laura Valdez, Tamara Zaobornyj, Sergio Baratta, Diamela T Paez, Mirian Matoso, Guillermo Vaccarino, Demian Chejtman, Oscar Agüero, Juan Telayna, José Navia, Alejandro Hita, Alberto Boveris, Ricardo J Gelpi
Transition from compensated to decompensated left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is accompanied by functional and structural changes. Here, the aim was to evaluate dystrophin expression in murine models and human subjects with LVH by transverse aortic constriction (TAC) and aortic stenosis (AS), respectively. We determined whether doxycycline (Doxy) prevented dystrophin expression and myocardial stiffness in mice. Additionally, ventricular function recovery was evaluated in patients 1 year after surgery. Mice were subjected to TAC and monitored for 3 weeks...
March 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315072/direct-myosin-activation-by-omecamtiv-mecarbil-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Mitchell A Psotka, John R Teerlink
Myosin is the indispensable molecular motor that utilizes chemical energy to produce force for contraction within the cardiac myocyte. Myosin activity is gated by intracellular calcium levels which are regulated by multiple upstream signaling cascades that can be altered for clinical utility using inotropic medications. In contrast to clinically available cardiac inotropes, omecamtiv mecarbil is a novel direct myosin activator developed to augment left ventricular systolic function without the undesirable secondary effects of altered calcium homeostasis...
March 18, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303686/afterload-mismatch-after-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-with-mitraclip-for-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-in-acute-cardiogenic-shock
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Gilbert H L Tang, Martin Cohen, Tanya Dutta, Cenap Undemir
Acute afterload mismatch after surgery for mitral regurgitation (MR) with transient left ventricular dysfunction is well known, but not described after transcatheter mitral valve repair with MitraClip, except in functional MR and cardiomyopathy. MitraClip to manage acute severe MR and cardiogenic shock has also been rarely reported. We report here a 77-year-old female who presented with acute severe degenerative MR from a flail posterior leaflet, with cardiogenic shock requiring intra-aortic balloon pump support...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302697/abstention-or-intervention-for-isolated-hypotension-in-the-first-3%C3%A2-days-of-life-in-extremely-preterm-infants-association-with-short-term-outcomes-in-the-epipage-2-cohort-study
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Xavier Durrmeyer, Laetitia Marchand-Martin, Raphaël Porcher, Geraldine Gascoin, Jean-Christophe Roze, Laurent Storme, Geraldine Favrais, Pierre-Yves Ancel, Gilles Cambonie
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes at hospital discharge for preterm infants born before 29 weeks of gestation who had at least one episode of isolated hypotension during their first 72 hours of life for which they did or did not receive antihypotensive treatment. DESIGN: Etude Epidémiologique sur les Petits Ages Gestationnels 2 (EPIPAGE 2) French national prospective population-based cohort study in 2011. SETTING: 60 neonatal intensive care units...
March 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299921/physical-training-improves-myocardial-perfusion-but-not-left-ventricular-function-response-to-exercise-in-patients-with-microvascular-angina
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Eduardo E Carvalho, Júlio C Crescêncio, Giovani L Santi, Luciano F Oliveira, Pedro V Schwartzmann, Lourenço Gallo, José A Marin-Neto, Marcus V Simões
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary microvascular angina (PMA) commonly exhibit abnormal left ventricular function (LVF) during exercise, potentially owing to myocardial ischemia. Herein, we investigated n PMA patients the effect of the reduction of myocardial perfusion disorders, by using aerobic physical training, upon LVF response to exercise. METHODS: Overall, 15 patients (mean age, 53.7±8.9 years) with PMA and 15 healthy controls (mean age, 51.0±9.4 years) were studied...
March 16, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295363/angiotensin-ii-activates-cav-1-2-ca-2-channels-through-%C3%AE-arrestin2-and-casein-kinase-2-in-mouse-immature-cardiomyocytes
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Toshihide Kashihara, Tsutomu Nakada, Katsuhiko Kojima, Toshikazu Takeshita, Mitsuhiko Yamada
Angiotensin II (AngII), the main effector peptide of the renin-angiotensin system, plays important roles in cardiovascular regulation in the perinatal period. Despite the well-known stimulatory effect of AngII on vascular contraction, little is known about regulation of contraction of the immature heart by AngII. Here we found that AngII significantly increased the peak amplitude of twitch Ca(2+) transients by robustly activating L-type CaV 1.2 Ca(2+) (CaV 1.2) channels in mouse immature but not mature cardiomyocytes...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295151/use-of-life-support-in-acutely-admitted-icu-patients-an-international-cohort-study
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T S Meyhoff, M Krag, P B Hjortrup, A Perner, M H Møller
BACKGROUND: Use of life support in intensive care unit (ICU) patients has been associated with increased risk of poor outcome. The prognostic importance of the duration of support is less studied. We assessed the use of life support and the association between its duration and 90-day mortality in a contemporary cohort of acutely admitted adult ICU patients. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of the SUP-ICU 7-day inception cohort study (n = 1034), which was conducted in 97 ICUs in 11 countries...
March 10, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294865/-coronary-heart-disease-at-the-patient-with-metabolic-syndrome-strategy-of-antianginal-therapy
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N G Poteshkina, A A Troshina
Fist-line drugs in ischemic heart disease are -adrenoblockers. However there are cases when comorbidities limit possibilities of their use. In metabolic syndrome some representatives of this class unfavorably affect insulin sensitivity, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Alternative is to use ivabradine - selective inhibitor of If receptors with negative chronotropic activity. Ivabradine is metabolically neutral, has no negative inotropic effect, no influence on atrioventricular conduction and arterial pressure...
April 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293165/-pyr-1-apelin-13-1-12-is-a-biologically-active-ace2-metabolite-of-the-endogenous-cardiovascular-peptide-pyr-1-apelin-13
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Peiran Yang, Rhoda E Kuc, Aimée L Brame, Alex Dyson, Mervyn Singer, Robert C Glen, Joseph Cheriyan, Ian B Wilkinson, Anthony P Davenport, Janet J Maguire
Aims: Apelin is a predicted substrate for ACE2, a novel therapeutic target. Our aim was to demonstrate the endogenous presence of the putative ACE2 product [Pyr(1)]apelin-13(1-12) in human cardiovascular tissues and to confirm it retains significant biological activity for the apelin receptor in vitro and in vivo. The minimum active apelin fragment was also investigated. Methods and Results: [Pyr(1)]apelin-13 incubated with recombinant human ACE2 resulted in de novo generation of [Pyr(1)]apelin-13(1-12) identified by mass spectrometry...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291665/cardiac-arrest-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-concept-of-circulatory-support-with-mechanical-chest-compression-and-impella-to-facilitate-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Kaleab N Asrress, Maciej Marciniak, Natalia Briceno, Divaka Perera
Cardiogenic shock in the context of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains a challenge to manage and results in significant mortality and morbidity, cardiac arrest in this setting even more so. The increase in myocardial oxygen demand and consumption with the use of inotropes is recognised as increasing mortality. Alternatives include the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), which has yet to be shown to improve outcomes, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which requires super-specialised techniques not widely available...
February 28, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290809/-role-of-autoantibodies-against-1-adrenergic-receptor-in-cardiovascular-disease
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M V Kostyukevich, K A Zykov, N A Mironova, O Y Agapova, A Y Shevelev, E E Efremov, T N Vlasik, S P Golitsyn
According to current knowledge, autoantibodies against 1-adrenergic receptors may be involved in pathogenesis of different cardiovascular diseases and are mostly studied in patients with Chagas disease, dilated cardiomyopathy and heart rhythm disorders. They may play an important role in cardiomyocyte apoptosis, alteration of their chrono- and inotropic effects and electrophysiological characteristics. Their effects are transduced via 1-adrenergic receptors and depend on multiple factors as ligand properties, durability of its coupling with the receptor, amount of receptors on the cell surface, their affinity and conformation...
December 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287056/the-total-inotrope-exposure-score-an-extension-of-the-vasoactive-inotrope-score-as-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-after-paediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Harish Bangalore, Michael Gaies, Elena C Ocampo, Jeffrey S Heinle, Danielle Guffey, Charles G Minard, Paul Checchia, Lara S Shekerdemian
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to explore and compare the association between a new vasoactive score - the Total Inotrope Exposure Score - and outcome and the established Vasoactive Inotrope Score in children undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass DESIGN: The present study was a single-centre, retrospective study. SETTING: The study was carried out at a 21-bed cardiovascular ICU in a Tertiary Children's Hospital between September, 2010 and May, 2011 METHODS: The Total Inotrope Exposure Score is a new vasoactive score that brings together cumulative vasoactive drug exposure and incorporates dose adjustments over time...
March 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286823/protocol-adherence-for-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-management-in-the-emergency-department-a-clinical-audit
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Mostafa Alavi-Moghaddam, Ali Anvari, Reaza Soltani Delgosha, Hamid Kariman
INTRODUCTION: Although significant development in the field of medicine is achieved, sepsis is still a major issue threatening humans' lives. This study was aimed to audit the management of severe sepsis and septic shock patients in emergency department (ED) according to the present standard guidelines. METHOD: This is a prospective audit on approaching adult septic patients who were admitted to ED. The audit checklist was created based on the protocols of Surviving Sepsis Campaign and British Royal College recommendations...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283228/perioperative-nt-probnp-level-potential-prognostic-markers-in-children-undergoing-congenital-heart-disease-surgery
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Jiangbo Qu, Huiying Liang, Na Zhou, Lijuan Li, Yanfei Wang, Jianbin Li, Yanqin Cui
OBJECTIVES: To assess the relationship between N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels at different time points and early outcome, and to evaluate the reliability of NT-proBNP level as a predictor of early outcome after surgery in a large series of children with congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: A retrospective observational study involving 363 consecutive children with CHD was used. Plasma NT-proBNP records were obtained for each patient before and 1, 12, and 36 hours after surgery...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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