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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323847/role-of-the-mapks-tgf-%C3%AE-1-traf6-signaling-pathway-in-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation
#1
Daoliang Zhang, Xiaoqing Chen, Qian Wang, Shaohui Wu, Yue Zheng, Xu Liu
OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship between the MAPKs/TGF-β1/TRAF6 signaling pathway and atrial fibrosis in patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and its role in atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardiac surgery on the basis of our previous animal study of the MAPKs/TGF-β1/TRAF6 signaling pathway in atrial fibrosis. METHODS: A total of 57 patients with RHD without a history of AF consented to left atrial biopsy. Histopathology quantified the percentage of fibrosis, and real-time PCR and western blot assessed the mRNA and protein expression of TGF-β1, TRAF6, and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320043/effects-of-ranolazine-in-a-model-of-doxorubicin-induced-left-ventricle-diastolic-dysfunction
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Donato Cappetta, Grazia Esposito, Raffaele Coppini, Elena Piegari, Rosa Russo, Loreta Pia Ciuffreda, Alessia Rivellino, Lorenzo Santini, Concetta Rafaniello, Cristina Scavone, Francesco Rossi, Liberato Berrino, Konrad Urbanek, Antonella De Angelis
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Doxorubicin (DOXO) is a highly effective anticancer drug but its clinical application is impeded by cardiotoxicity. Asymptomatic diastolic dysfunction can be the earliest manifestation of DOXO cardiotoxicity. Therefore, a search for therapeutic intervention that can interfere with early manifestations and possibly prevent late cardiotoxicity is warranted. Increased DOXO-dependent reactive oxygen species may explain, in part, Ca(2+) and Na(+) overload that contributes to diastolic dysfunction and development of heart failure...
March 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318874/metabolic-profile-provides-prognostic-value-better-than-galectin-3-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#3
Chao-Hung Wang, Mei-Ling Cheng, Min-Hui Liu, Li-Tang Kuo, Ming-Shi Shiao
BACKGROUND: Metabolic profiles have been shown to provide prognostic information in patients with heart failure (HF). Galectin-3 (Gal-3), indicating cardiac fibrosis, is a documented biomarker of prognosis in HF. It is unknown whether metabolic profiles provide prognostic value better than Gal-3. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study analyzed 212 hospitalized HF patients, measuring metabolic score (composed by butyrylcarnitine, dimethylarginine/arginine ratio, spermidine, and total essential amino acids) and Gal-3...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317477/circulating-biomarkers-of-collagen-metabolism-and-prognosis-of-heart-failure-with-reduced-or-mid-range-ejection-fraction
#4
Joana Moura Ferreira, Sara Moura Ferreira, Maria João Ferreira, Inês Falcão-Pires
BACKGROUND: Change in the architecture and composition of cardiac extracellular matrix is a key element in adverse cardiac remodeling that occurs during heart failure. Most of the times, the result is the development of fibrosis, which has a huge impact on the pathophysiology and clinical outcomes of heart failure syndromes. Several molecules related to collagen metabolism detectable in the blood have been proposed as biomarkers of myocardial fibrosis. Despite concerns regarding the true ability of these biomarkers to reflect quantitative and qualitative changes in myocardial collagen, a growing body of evidence suggests that they may play a potential role in several aspects of heart failure management...
March 17, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316992/a-combined-random-forests-and-active-contour-model-approach-for-fully-automatic-segmentation-of-the-left-atrium-in-volumetric-mri
#5
Chao Ma, Gongning Luo, Kuanquan Wang
Segmentation of the left atrium (LA) from cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) datasets is of great importance for image guided atrial fibrillation ablation, LA fibrosis quantification, and cardiac biophysical modelling. However, automated LA segmentation from cardiac MRI is challenging due to limited image resolution, considerable variability in anatomical structures across subjects, and dynamic motion of the heart. In this work, we propose a combined random forests (RFs) and active contour model (ACM) approach for fully automatic segmentation of the LA from cardiac volumetric MRI...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316086/cardiac-fibrosis-in-the-ageing-heart-contributors-and-mechanisms
#6
Lu Lu, Jingbin Guo, Yue Hua, Kevin Huang, Ruth Magaye, Jake Cornell, Darren J Kelly, Christopher Reid, Danny Liew, Yingchun Zhou, Aihua Chen, Wei Xiao, Qiang Fu, Bing Hui Wang
Cardiac fibrosis refers to an excessive deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) in cardiac tissue. Fibrotic tissue is stiffer and less compliant, resulting in subsequent cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. Cardiac fibrosis in the ageing heart may involve activation of fibrogenic signalling and inhibition of anti-fibrotic signalling, leading to an imbalance of ECM turnover. Excessive accumulation of ECM such as collagen in older patients contributes to progressive ventricular dysfunction. Overexpression of collagen is derived from various sources, including higher levels of fibrogenic growth factors, proliferation of fibroblasts and cellular trans-differentiation...
March 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315570/tp-e-interval-and-tp-e-qtc-ratio-as-novel-surrogate-markers-for-prediction-of-ventricular-arrhythmic-events-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#7
Mehmet Kadri Akboğa, Kevser Gülcihan Balcı, Samet Yılmaz, Selahattin Aydın, Çağrı Yayla, Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem, Sefa Ünal, Mustafa Mücahit Balcı, Yücel Balbay, Dursun Aras, Serkan Topaloğlu
OBJECTIVE: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) as a common genetic heart disease characterized by ventricular hypertrophy and myocardial fibrosis is significantly associated with a higher risk of fatal ventricular arrhythmic events (VAEs). We aimed to assess the interval between the peak and the end of the electrocardiographic T wave (Tp-e) and Tp-e/corrected QT (QTc) ratio as candidate markers of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with HCM. METHODS: In this single-center, prospective study, a total of 66 patients with HCM and 88 controls were enrolled...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315199/hiv-infection-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-beyond-coronary-artery-disease
#8
REVIEW
Revery P Barnes, John Charles A Lacson, Hossein Bahrami
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) increasingly afflicts people living with HIV (PLWH) in the contemporary era of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most widely studied cardiovascular problem in PLWH; however, less is known about other clinically relevant subtypes of CVD such as heart failure (HF), cerebrovascular disease, sudden cardiac death, pericardial diseases, and pulmonary hypertension. This paper reviews evidence of other subtypes of CVD as emerging issues in the post-ART era...
May 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315153/effects-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibitory-prodrugs-on-epigenetic-changes-and-dna-damage-response-in-tumor-and-heart-of-glioblastoma-xenograft
#9
Nataly Tarasenko, Abraham Nudelman, Gabriela Rozic, Suzanne M Cutts, Ada Rephaeli
The histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitory prodrugs of butyric (AN7) and valproic (AN446) acids, which release the active acids upon metabolic degradation, were studied examining their differential effects on the viability, HDAC inhibitory activity and the DNA damage response (DDR), in glioblastoma cell and normal human astrocytes (NHAs). In xenografts of glioblastoma, AN7 or AN446 given or the combination of each of them with Dox augmented the anticancer activity of Dox and protected the heart from its toxicity...
March 17, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314659/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-cmr-t1-mapping-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
#10
Karl-Philipp Rommel, Christian Lücke, Philipp Lurz
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) presents a major challenge in modern cardiology. Although this syndrome is of increasing prevalence and is associated with unfavorable outcomes, treatment trials have failed to establish effective therapies. Currently, solutions to this dilemma are being investigated, including categorizing and characterizing patients more diversely to individualize treatment. In this regard, new imaging techniques might provide important information. Diastolic dysfunction is a diagnostic and pathophysiological cornerstone in HFpEF and is believed to be caused by systemic inflammation with the development of interstitial myocardial fibrosis and myocardial stiffening...
March 14, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314540/technological-advances-shed-light-on-left-ventricular-cardiac-disturbances-in-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Zahra N Sayyid, Zachary M Sellers
Cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common autosomal recessive lethal disease in Caucasians, causes chronic pulmonary disease and can lead to cor pulmonale with right ventricular dysfunction. The presence of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) in cardiac myocardia has prompted debate regarding possible defective ion channel-induced cardiomyopathy. Clinical heart disease in CF is considered rare and is restricted to case reports. It has been unclear if this is due to the lack of physiological importance of CFTR in the heart, the relatively short lifespan of those with CF, or a technical inability to detect subclinical disease...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301953/glucose-variability-aggravates-cardiac-fibrosis-by-altering-akt-signalling-path
#12
Changjiang Ying, Ting Liu, Hongwei Ling, Mingyue Cheng, Xiaoyan Zhou, Shanshan Wang, Yizhen Mao, Lei Chen, Runze Zhang, Wei Li
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of blood glucose variability on cardiac fibrosis and its mechanism in a model of diabetic cardiomyopathy. METHODS: A total of 45 Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: control, control diabetes mellitus and fluctuated blood glucose groups. Fluctuated blood glucose was induced by daily subcutaneous insulin and intraperitoneal glucose injections at different time points. Blood lipids and glycosylated haemoglobin A1c were assessed...
March 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299467/cardiomyocyte-ogt-limits-ventricular-dysfunction-in-mice-following-pressure-overload-without-affecting-hypertrophy
#13
Sujith Dassanayaka, Robert E Brainard, Lewis J Watson, Bethany W Long, Kenneth R Brittian, Angelica M DeMartino, Allison L Aird, Anna M Gumpert, Timothy N Audam, Peter J Kilfoil, Senthilkumar Muthusamy, Tariq Hamid, Sumanth D Prabhu, Steven P Jones
The myocardial response to pressure overload involves coordination of multiple transcriptional, posttranscriptional, and metabolic cues. The previous studies show that one such metabolic cue, O-GlcNAc, is elevated in the pressure-overloaded heart, and the increase in O-GlcNAcylation is required for cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in vitro. Yet, it is not clear whether and how O-GlcNAcylation participates in the hypertrophic response in vivo. Here, we addressed this question using patient samples and a preclinical model of heart failure...
May 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296029/cd38-promotes-angiotensin-ii-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
#14
Xiao-Hui Guan, Xuan Hong, Ning Zhao, Xiao-Hong Liu, Yun-Fei Xiao, Ting-Tao Chen, Li-Bin Deng, Xiao-Lei Wang, Jian-Bin Wang, Guang-Ju Ji, Mingui Fu, Ke-Yu Deng, Hong-Bo Xin
Cardiac hypertrophy is an early hallmark during the clinical course of heart failure and regulated by various signalling pathways. Recently, we observed that mouse embryonic fibroblasts from CD38 knockout mice were significantly resistant to oxidative stress such as H2 O2 -induced injury and hypoxia/reoxygenation-induced injury. In addition, we also found that CD38 knockout mice protected heart from ischaemia reperfusion injury through activating SIRT1/FOXOs-mediated antioxidative stress pathway. However, the role of CD38 in cardiac hypertrophy is not explored...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293100/adenosine-a2a-receptor-agonist-prevents-cardiac-remodeling-and-dysfunction-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-male-rats-after-myocardial-infarction
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Jaqueline S da Silva, Daniele Gabriel-Costa, Roberto T Sudo, Hao Wang, Leanne Groban, Emanuele B Ferraz, José Hamilton M Nascimento, Carlos Alberto M Fraga, Eliezer J Barreiro, Gisele Zapata-Sudo
BACKGROUND: This work evaluated the hypothesis that 3,4-methylenedioxybenzoyl-2-thienylhydrazone (LASSBio-294), an agonist of adenosine A2A receptor, could be beneficial for preventing cardiac dysfunction due to hypertension associated with myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: Male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) were randomly divided into four groups (six animals per group): sham-operation (SHR-Sham), and myocardial infarction rats (SHR-MI) were treated orally either with vehicle or LASSBio-294 (10 and 20 mg...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292968/micu1-alleviates-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-through-mitochondrial-ca-2-dependent-antioxidant-response
#16
Lele Ji, Fengzhou Liu, Zhe Jing, Qichao Huang, Ya Zhao, Haiyan Cao, Jun Li, Chun Yin, Jinliang Xing, Fei Li
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is a major cause of mortality in diabetic patients, but specific strategies for prevention or treatment of diabetic cardiomyopathy have not been clarified yet. MICU1 is a key regulator of mitochondria Ca(2+) uptake, which plays important roles in regulating mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation and redox balance. However, to date, the significance of MICU1 in diabetic hearts has never been investigated. Here, we demonstrated that MICU1 was downregulated in db/db mouse heart, which contributes to myocardial apoptosis in diabetes...
March 14, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292197/sudden-death-risk-stratification-in-non-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-using-old-and-new-tools-a-clinical-challenge
#17
Antonis S Manolis
Risk stratification for sudden cardiac death in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM) remains a clinical challenge. Areas Covered: Currently, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), severity of heart failure symptoms according to NYHA classification, and morphology and duration of the QRS complex guide device management in these patients with implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and/or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices. Recently, the results of a randomized trial stirred some controversy regarding the utility of ICD in NIDCM patients, however, a subsequent meta-analysis confirmed prior findings of the survival-prolonging benefit of device therapy...
March 15, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290870/-selection-of-diuretic-therapy-in-cardiology-practice
#18
T E Morozova, I Y Yudina
Diuretic drugs - one of the most frequently prescribed groups of drugs in cardiology practice, primarily in patients with arterial hypertension (AH) and chronic heart failure (CHF). The article discusses the features of thiazide and loop diuretics, questions the selection of individual representatives of this class of drugs. Particular attention is paid to the loop diuretic torasemide, possessing, in addition to antihypertensive and diuretic effects, additional features such as the ability to reduce the activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, reduce the severity of myocardial fibrosis, no negative influence on lipid and carbohydrate exchange, uric acid levels and blood electrolytes...
September 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290548/atrial-structure-function-and-arrhythmogenesis-in-aged-and-frail-mice
#19
Hailey J Jansen, Motahareh Moghtadaei, Martin Mackasey, Sara A Rafferty, Oleg Bogachev, John L Sapp, Susan E Howlett, Robert A Rose
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is prevalent in aging populations; however not all individuals age at the same rate. Instead, individuals of the same chronological age can vary in health status from fit to frail. Our objective was to determine the impacts of age and frailty on atrial function and arrhythmogenesis in mice using a frailty index (FI). Aged mice were more frail and demonstrated longer lasting AF compared to young mice. Consistent with this, aged mice showed longer P wave duration and PR intervals; however, both parameters showed substantial variability suggesting differences in health status among mice of similar chronological age...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289072/downregulation-of-mir-15a-b-accelerates-fibrotic-remodelling-in-the-type-2-diabetic-human-and-mouse-heart
#20
Shruti Rawal, Pujika Emani Munasinghe, Prashanth Thevakar, Jason Kar Sheng Lew, Gregory T Jones, Michael Ja Willams, Philip Davis, Richard W Bunton, Ivor F Galvin, Patrick Manning, Regis R Lamberts, Rajesh G Katare
AIM: Myocardial fibrosis is a well established cause of increased myocardial stiffness and subsequent diastolic dysfunction in the diabetic heart. The molecular regulators that drive the process of fibrotic events in the diabetic heart are still unknown. We determined the role of the microRNA (miR)-15 family in fibrotic remodelling of the diabetic heart. METHODS AND RESULTS: Right atrial appendage (RAA) and left ventricular (LV) biopsy tissues collected from diabetic and non-diabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery showed significant downregulation of miR-15a and -15b...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
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